07 June 2017
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:
The event is organized and funded by IIASA's Reaging project in collaboration with the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, and will take place from 20 November - 1 December 2017 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Limited funding will be available for 10-15 participants on a competitive basis, based on merit and need. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate so on the application form and provide a letter of motivation why it should be you who receives this funding (max. 1 page).
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 July 15, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified about the outcome by August 18, 2017. Kindly note that there may be a quota for the number of participants.
About Sergei Scherbov
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, Dr 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.
Last edited: 27 June 2017
Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging)
Ediev D, Sanderson W, & Scherbov S (2019). The inverse relationship between life expectancy-induced changes in the old-age dependency ratio and the prospective old-age dependency ratio. Theoretical Population Biology 125: 1-10. DOI:10.1016/j.tpb.2018.10.001.
Ghislandi S, Sanderson W, & Scherbov S (2018). A Simple Measure of Human Development: the Human Life Indicator. Population and Development Review DOI:10.1111/padr.12205. (In Press)
Arpino B, Bordone V, & Scherbov S (2018). Smoking, education and the ability to predict own survival probabilities. Advances in Life Course Research 37: 23-30. DOI:10.1016/j.alcr.2018.06.001.
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