19 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

Demographic analysis with applications to aging societies

World Population Deputy Program Director Sergei Scherbov is leading a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals at Chulalongkorn University.

Workshop 2017 © College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University

Workshop 2017 © College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University

Under the title "Demographic Analysis with Applications to Aging Societies", this course is designed for junior scientists, researchers and graduate students whose field of interest is related to mathematical demography and population studies. It also suits to early-to mid-career professionals working in statistical or research institutes or teaching demographic analysis at universities who wish to strengthen their basic analytical skills and gain knowledge of advanced techniques for demographic analysis.

The hands-on workshop will cover the topics:

  • Population age composition and its measures, period-cohort transformations, introduction to Excel advanced functions;
  • Advanced techniques of data presentation, interactive graphical systems;
  • Life tables and mortality analysis;
  • Fertility measures;
  • Stable populations;
  • Working with large data sets;
  • Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA);
  • New measures of age and aging;
  • Model age patterns of vital rates, mortality, fertility, and migration;
  • Population projections, parameterized population projections;
  • Introduction to R for demographers;
  • Country case studies on aging

As one of the world's leading experts in computer application of demography, Sergei Scherbov has had a strong impact on advanced techniques for demographic analysis and has repeatedly been invited to give similar courses at institutes all around the world. Together with Warren C. Sanderson, Scherbov has developed new methods of the analysis of aging that take characteristic of people into account. Their research has been published in major scientific journals, including Nature and Science. Scherbov is also a winner of a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to study, among other things, the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity. 

The event is organized and funded by IIASA's Reaging project in collaboration with the College of Population Studies and will take place from 19 - 30 November 2018 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

More information and registration for the workshop is available at previous.iiasa.ac.at/pop/DAAA-apply.

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Sergei Scherbov

Distinguished Emeritus Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

IIASA Project

Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project


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