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Training workshop on  “Demographic Analysis with Application to Aging Society”
College for Population Studies
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
7th – 18th November, 2016

This workshop is a training course on demographic analysis and computer applications with an emphasis on planning in aging societies and 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 following major topics are to be covered:


·  Population age composition and its measures, period-cohort transformations, introduction to Excel advanced function

·  Advanced techniques of data presentation, interactive graphical systems

·  Life tables and mortality analysis

·  Multiple-decrement life tables and their applications

·  Fertility measures

·  Stable populations

·  Working with large data sets

·  Introduction to Visual Basic for Application (VBA)

·  New measures of age and aging

·  Model age patterns of vital rates, mortality, fertility, and migration

·  Data graduation and smoothing technique

·  Population projections, parameterized population projections

·  Introduction to R for demographers (New topic!)


The workshop consists of lectures, practical sessions and exercises. Most of the exercises are based on data from demographic yearbooks and surveys for different countries or group of countries.

Resource persons
Professor Sergei Scherbov is the workshop's resource person.

Prof. Scherbov is the Deputy Program Director of IIASA's World Population Program (POP), Director of Demographic Analysis at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), and Leader of the Population Dynamics and Forecasting Research Group at the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is also Affiliated Professor at the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He authored or co-authored about 200 scientific papers including 6 papers in Science and Nature. 

Prospective applicants
The training workshop is intended 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. 


 2 scholarships for PhD students (covering airfare, course fee, accommodation and per diem) are available.


How to apply 

Interested applicants are asked to fill in an application form and return it, along with the CV and the questionnaire, to Dr. Wiraporn Pothisiri at wiraporn.p@chula.ac.th by July 31, 2016. Applications will be reviewed during August, 2016 and result notifications to applicants will be submitted by September 1,2016. Please note that we are able to offer a very limited number of places.


For more information about CPS, please visit http://www.cps.chula.ac.th/