Seminar "IPUMS-International: big, integrated population microdata for Russia, Europe and the world"
The fourth seminar ‘Modern demography’ was held on the 27th of June, where Robert McCaa, research professor of the Population center of the University of Minnesota, presented an international project IPMUS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series) – harmonized microdata base of population censuses .
The third seminar ‘Modern demography’ of the International laboratory for population and health took place on the 25th of May. Alexander V. Nemtsov, MD, the head of the department of Moscow research institute of psychiatry of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation, presented a paper on alcohol consumption in Russia in 1965-2015.
The first seminar ‘Modern demography’ took place on the 9th of March 2017. Head of the Institute of demography at NRU HSE Anatoly G. Vishnevsky presented a paper: ‘Features of the current stage of the epidemiologic transition in Russia’,
On January 31 – February 1, 2017, a final seminar of the project “From disparities in mortality trends to future health challenges (DIMOCHA)” took place at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany). In 2013-2017, this project brought together the researchers from the leading European demographic centers, who are working in the field of mortality and population health. The main goal of the project was to perform a complex analysis of disparities in mortality and life expectancy across developed countries and to shed light on the mechanisms of its rising and lowering at different points in time during the second half of the 20th - beginning of the 21st century. Special attention was paid to the analysis of detailed cause-specific mortality trends across the countries. One of the major outputs of the project was launching a new online database - The Human Cause-of-Death Database (http://www.causesofdeath.org/) which provides long-term and harmonized series on cause-specific mortality.