18 October 2017 - 20 October 2017
Moscow, Russia

Demographic education and population studies in universities

IIASA scientists will present latest research on aging at the 50th anniversary and international conference at the Center of Population Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Lomonosov Moscow State University © Boligolov Andrew|Shutterstock

Lomonosov Moscow State University © Boligolov Andrew|Shutterstock

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Center of Population Studies at the Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University, the university is hosting an international scientific conference entitled "Demographic education and population studies in universities" from 18 -20 October 2017. Participants of the conference include high rank scientists from Russian and international research institutes, including  the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Russian Federation government officials. 

The conference will discuss problems and prospects of demographic education in universities and other levels of the education system; the results of studies of modern demographic processes - fertility, mortality, family formation, migration; applied aspects of demography; methods and results of interdisciplinary research in the field of economics, geography, history, sociology and demography; and perspectives of socio-demographic policy.

Two IIASA scientists from the World Population Program (POP) will present latest research from the ERC funded Reassessing Ageing from a Population Perspective (Re-Ageing) project during session 4, on 19 October 2017 between 11.15PM-1.30PM. The session will look at the analysis of the problems of health, life expectancy, mortality in Russia and the world in the context of the concepts of human capital and human development.

POP Program Director Sergei Scherbov will give a presentation entitled “Gender Inequality in Survival in Older Ages”. It is based on research he conducted together with Warren Sanderson and was published as IIASA Working Paper this year.

Dalkhat Ediev will present an estimate of the remaining life expectancy at old age by revisiting Horiuchi, Coale and Mitra, work that is based on previously published studies.

For many years, Scherbov has conducted research in the field of aging and developed new measures of age and aging together with colleagues. He is currently Principal Investigator of the Re-Ageing project, that, among other things, ascertains the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity. The new developed measures of aging were recently included in the World Population Ageing 2017 report and are now part of the UN calculations on future aging.

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Last edited: 12 October 2017


Sergei Scherbov

Principal Research Scholar and Project Leader Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

Re-Aging Project

World Population Ageing 2017

including new measures of aging developed at IIASA

Policy Brief

Analyzing Population Aging from a New Perspective

Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016


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