For the 10th KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population

Overview of the 2023 KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population

  • The 10th KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population
    The KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population has been serving as a forum for individuals and institutions concerning population-related issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The workshops are expected to provide an opportunity for experts on demography and government officials in charge of population censuses and statistics around the world to promote new methods for producing and analyzing population statistics and demography. Participants are encouraged to select one or more workshops among the options available.
  • Date & Time
    July 24 (Mon) - August 10 (Thu), 2023
    • Plenary Lecture: 10:00~12:00 (KST), July 24 (Mon), 2023
    • Workshop 1: 10:00~17:00 (KST), July 24 (Mon) - July 28 (Fri), 2023
    • Workshop 2: 10:00~17:00 (KST), July 31 (Mon) - August 4 (Fri), 2023
    • Workshop 3: 15:00~17:00 (KST), August 7 (Mon) - August 10 (Thu), 2023
    * Lecture hours for Workshop 1 and 2 are different by date, and are subject to change in the future.
  • Venue
    • Plenary Lecture: International Conference Hall, Statistics Training Institute, Daejeon (with online live streaming) (대전 통계교육원)
    • Workshop 1: Computer Lecture Room 2, Statistics Training Institute, Daejeon (대전 통계교육원)
    • Workshop 2: Forest Hall, 3F, Dreaum Yeoksam, Seoul (서울 드리움 역삼)
    • Workshop 3: Online (ZOOM)
    * This year’s program will be conducted hybrid (Plenary Lecture), face-to-face (Workshop 1 and 2) and online (Workshop 3).
  • Qualifications
    • Training and experience in a field relevant to the topic of the workshop(s)
    • Fluency in English (level of understanding academic lectures)
  • Topic & Lecturer
    • Plenary Lecture (Hybrid/English), 1.5 to 2-hour lecture
      Trajectory and Prospects of Low Fertility in Japan: Patterns, Factors and Implications
      by Professor Noriko Tsuya (Keio University, Japan)

    • Workshop 1 (Off-line/English), 25-hour course
      Introduction to Demography with R
      by Professor Tim Riffe (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

    • Workshop 2 (Off-line/English), 25-hour course
      Standardization and Decomposition
      by Professor Vladimir Canudas-Romo (Australian National University)

    • Workshop 3 (On-line/English), 8-hour course
      Fertility and Family
      by Professor Edith Gray (Australian National University)
  • Registration Fee
    • Free of charge, will be supported by KOSTAT
    • Responsible for own meals and lodging (for offline participants)
    • Responsible for own electronic devices (for online participants)
    * Limited funding (lodging) for full-time graduate students is available (for offline workshops)

Course details

게시판 리스트
Workshop / date Contents Lecturer Hours
Plenary Lecture
(Jul. 24)
* English lecture
<Trajectory and Prospects of Low Fertility in Japan: Patterns, Factors, and Implications >

This lecture examines the trends, patterns, and factors of fertility decline to very low levels in Japan. It also looks at the future demographic prospects and policy implications of sustained low fertility in the country. While there are other countries and economies in Asia that have experienced or have been experiencing very low fertility, being the forerunner of the second demographic transition in the region, Japan offers interesting insights about the processes and mechanisms that give rise to low fertility. It also hopefully offers clues to the future policy and societal efforts to respond to very low fertility elsewhere in Asia.

In this lecture, we first look at the trends and age patterns of Japan’s fertility, followed by changes in two direct demographic factors of fertility—the age patterns of women’s (and men’s) marriage and marital fertility. With little childbearing outside marriage, changes in marriage behavior and childbearing within marriage account for Japan’s fertility declines to well below-replacement levels. The lecture then turns to the social and economic factors likely associated with fertility and marriage behavior changes, including education, employment, and gender relations at home. We next look at the future prospects of Japan’s demographic changes associated with low fertility, including population aging and decline, based on the latest official population projections. The lecture concludes with discussions of policy implications.

*Simultaneous translation (English↔Korean) will be provided for on-site participants
Noriko Tsuya
(Keio University)

노리코 츠야 교수
Workshop 1
(Jul. 24 – Jul. 28)
* English lecture
<Introduction to Demography with R >

This workshop introduces basic demographic concepts and data. Participants will learn to “think like a demographer." We will cover fundamental ideas about age, time, intensity, change, composition, comparisons, and projection in the field of demography.

All concepts will be illustrated using worked examples in the R language. We will use a “tidy” and reproducible programming paradigm, with an emphasis on visualizing results.

No prior programming experience is required.

The workshop includes five sessions:
  • · Session 1: Basic Demographic data and concepts
    [stocks, flows] [age, period, cohort]
  • · Session 2: Mortality and fertility
    [life table] [TFR] [trends] [inequality]
  • · Session 3: Population structure
    [aging] [heterogeneity]
  • · Session 4: Population growth
    [balance equation] [Leslie matrix] [stability]
  • · Session 5: Projection [Lee Carter model]
Tim Riffe
(University of the Basque Country)

팀 라이프 교수
Workshop 2
(Jul. 31 - Aug. 4)
* English lecture
<Standardization and Decomposition>

Decomposition methods are at the heart of demographic analysis and unifying standardization procedures.

The principal of decomposition is to separate comparisons in demographic measures into components that contribute to an understanding of the phenomena under study.

Participants of this workshop will learn these fundamental tools for comparing populations. The workshop includes both lectures with presentation of the methods and hands-on exercise using R and demographic data.

  • Laptop with R and R-studio installed
  • Basic knowledge of R
  • Basic knowledge on demographic measures

In the course we will study :
  • · Session 1: Direct and indirect standardization
  • · Session 2: Kitagawa and Vaupel + Canudas-Romo decompositions
  • · Session 3: Decomposing fertility measures (NNR and TFR)
  • · Session 4: Life expectancy decomposition
    (by age and cause)
  • · Session 5: Decomposing alternative measures
    (variability and cohort measures)

(Australian National University)

블라디미르 카누다스 로모 교수
Workshop 3
(Aug. 7 - Aug. 10)
* English lecture
<Fertility and Family>

In this workshop we will explore how families and relationships are changing in the 21st Century, with a focus on what these changes mean for fertility. With large numbers of countries experiencing declines in fertility rates, some to very low levels, this workshop will consider whether this presents a crisis or opportunities.

The workshop will explore methods for measuring fertility, including assessing their strengths and limitations. Participants will learn how to calculate different measures of fertility and explain how they can be used to understand changes in fertility. For these calculations, we will use Excel for demonstration.

Finally, the workshop will discuss a range of different fertility and family policies that have been implemented, covering policies with a specific aim to reduce fertility, through to multidimensional policies which aim to address challenges affecting families.

No prior knowledge is assumed for this workshop.

  • · Session 1: Family demography in the 21st Century – diversity in relationship formation and dissolution, family formation and care
  • · Session 2: Measuring fertility I – period and cohort measures of fertility
  • · Session 3: Measuring fertility II – addressing quantum and tempo in fertility measures
  • · Session 4: The global decline of fertility
  • · Session 5: Fertility (and family) policies
Edith Gray
(Australian National University)

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2023 Program Brochure

  • The 10th KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population Brochure (ENG/영어) Download
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