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International Laboratory for Population and Health

About the Laboratory

International Laboratory for Population and Health develops new methods for modelling and decomposing differences and changes of major health indexes in human populations.  We conduct studies for unrevealing the Russian mortality enigma. We address components and factors of excess mortality at working ages and among the elderly. We are interested in health and quality of life in aging populations and in the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on people’s survival and health.


Seminar "Health inequalities in Europe: why so persistent?"

The 15th scientific seminar “Modern Demography” was hold on 24 April 2019. The speaker was Johan Mackenbach, MD, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Chair of the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam. His report was devoted to health inequalities in Europe, their scope, trends, spatial features and factors determining them. A separate question of the seminar - why the Western European welfare state could not eradicate differences in mortality depending on the socio-economic status of a person?

International Laboratory for Population and Health at the XX April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development

 International Laboratory for Population and Health researchers presented their work at the XX April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development, which takes place in HSE (Moscow), from April 9-12, 2019.

Seminar "Human longevity limits: a demographic data driven approach"

The 14th scientific seminar “Modern Demography” was hold 26 March. At the seminar, Dmitry A. Jdanov, Ph.D., head of the Laboratory of Demographic Data at the Max Planck Society for Demographic Research Institute made a presentation “Human longevity limits: a demographic data driven approach”.

Seminar "Demographic Indicators in May (2018) Presidential Decree"

The 13th scientific seminar “Modern Demography” was hold on 7 February. At the seminar, Evgeni M. Andreev, Ph.D., head of the International Laboratory for Population and Health (NRU HSE) made a presentation on “Demographic Indicators in the May Decree of the President”.

Seminar "What is unusual about the Russian mortality? Population-level evidence"

The 12th scientific seminar "Modern demography" was held on the 11th of December. Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, PhD, academic supervisor of the International laboratory for population and health of NRU HSE, research scientist at Laboratory of demographic data at Max Planck Institute for demographic research presented a paper "What is unusual about the Russian mortality? Population-level evidence".