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.
Russian Short-Term Mortality Fluctuations Data Series as a new tool for population health and mortality research in Russia
On October 24, 2023, the staff of theInternational Laboratory for Population and Health presented a new tool for research in health and mortality of the Russian population: the Russian Database of Short-term Mortality Fluctuations, created within the framework of the project "Monitoring and Forecasting of Life Expectancy Based on Current Statistics"
From October 16 to 20, the International Laboratory for Population and Health of HSE University, Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center and the Strategic Project «National Centre of Science, Technology and Socio-Economic Foresight» held the Autumn School “Population and Health 2023”. More than 20 students, graduate students and young scientists took part in the school. Participants became familiar with approaches to measuring health, mortality data, measures of inequality and current studies, and gained practical experience in calculating various indicators in statistical software R.
On June 8, PhD, Head of the International Laboratory for Population and Health, Evgeny М. Andreev at the seminar "Modern Demography" spoke about the reliability and comparability of the results of the Russian population census of 2021.
Seminar "Son preference and its impact on fertility in Central Asia and the Middle East: cohort comparison"
On May 23, PhD student of Stockholm University Konstantin Kazenin spoke at the seminar "Modern Demography" about the son preference and its impact on fertility in Central Asia and the Middle East in cohort comparison.
Seminar "Why are there more losses in life expectancy for women in covid years in Russia than for men?"
On April 14, at the seminar "Modern Demography", representatives of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Doctor of Economics Irina E. Kalabikhina and Mikhail Maksimov, a master's student, talked about the relationship between women's life expectancy loss during the pandemic years and various demographic and social determinants.
The researches of the International Laboratory for Population and Health at the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
On April 4, researchers of the International Laboratory of Population and Health presented the results of their work at the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.
Seminar "Models of the dynamics of viral infections and the impact of quarantine measures on the mental health of the population"
On March 3, at the seminar "Modern Demography", representatives of the Marchuk institute of numerical mathematics of the Russian academy of sciences, graduate student Andrey Vlad and Ph.D. Tatiana Sannikova talked about modeling the seasonality of viral infections and the impact of quarantine measures on the mental health of the population.
On December 15, 2022, the International Laboratory for Population and Health and Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center held the seminar “Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the dynamics of life expectancy".
On December 2, at the seminar "Modern Demography", Ph.D., Head of the International Laboratory for Population and Health, Evgeny Andreev, presented a report on interregional differences in mortality in Russia in 2021.
On September 26-30, 2022, the HSE International Laboratory for Population and Health held an autumn school "Introduction in Mortality Analysis for Population Health using R". The school brought together participants from different cities of Russia.