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"
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.
Variation in excess mortality across the federal states of Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic: the role of reported morbidity and selected structural factors
On September 29, the regular scientific seminar "Modern Demography" of the International Laboratory for Population and Health at HSE University took place. Marina Kolobova, resercher in the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock (Germany) and the University of Rostock (Germany) made a presentation on the topic: “Variation in excess mortality across the federal states of Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic: the role of reported morbidity and selected structural factors”.
On May 13, the regular seminar of the Modern Demography series was held. At the seminar, Inna Daniliva (Research Fellow of the International laboratory for population and health NRU HSE, Research Scientist of the Laboratory of demographic data of Max Planck Institute for demographic research) the topic "The issues of temporal consistency of cause-of-death data within the ICD-10 period"
On July 23, the regular seminar of the Modern Demography series was held. At the seminar, László Németh (research scientist, Laboratory of Demographic Data, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany) and Ainhoa Alustiza Galarza (research assistant, Laboratory of Demographic Data, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany) presented the recently established Short-term Mortality Fluctuations (STMF) data series.
On April 24, the regular seminar of the Modern Demography series was held. At the seminar, David A. Leon (Chief Research Fellow at the HSE University; Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Adjunct Professor at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway) presented the report "Challenges in interpreting the mortality impact of COVID-19".
The coronavirus pandemic has spread to almost all countries of the world and by early April 2020 the number of confirmed cases of the disease has exceeded a million milestone. In terms of the impact on the political and economic situation in the world and on people's minds, what is happening has no analogs over the past decades. However, can we reliably quantify this phenomenon? Oddly enough, despite the presence of a huge amount of easily accessible data on the Internet, the quantitative characteristics of the pandemic remain problematic even in economically developed countries. The presentation examined the key points regarding the quality and comparability of COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as some additional options for objectively measuring the impact of the epidemic on mortality.