04 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
Bangkok, Thailand

Demographic analysis with applications to aging and health

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 and Health", this workshop is a training course on demographic analysis and computer applications with an emphasis on policy planning in aging societies and on population projections. The taught methods and concepts can be applied to perform typical tasks of demographic analysis, utilizing basic and advanced spreadsheet techniques in Microsoft Excel.

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);
  • The characteristics approach to the measurement of population aging and health;
  • Modelling age patterns of vital events;
  • Population projections, parameterized population projections;
  • Country case studies on aging and health;
  • Introduction to R for demographers.

TThe training workshop is designed for junior scientists, researchers and graduate students whose field of interest is related to population studies. It also suits early- to mid-career professionals working in statistical offices or research institutes. It also caters to those who teach demographic techniques at universities who wish to reinforce their skills and gain knowledge in advanced techniques regarding demographic analysis.

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 in collaboration with the College of Population Studies and will take place from 04 - 22 November 2019 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Workshop applicants are asked to fill in and return 1) the application form, 2) questionnaire, 3) their CV and 4) a motivation letter (only if seeking funding from the organizers) to  by August 2, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified about the outcome by August 2, 2019. Kindly note that there may be a quota for the number of participants.

More information and registration for the workshop please download the application flyer.

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Last edited: 11 July 2019

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