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27 May to 03 June 2022 | By invitation only

The regional training workshop will be held virtually from 27 May to 3 June 2022, as part of a project to strengthen capacity to implement inequality assessments of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems, which has been initiated by ESCAP and includes both in-country and regional level capacity strengthening activities. One element of this project relates to training on demographic skills to enable countries to implement the inequality assessments.

The workshop aims to provide technical guidance and enhance expertise on demographic evaluation of age and sex data collected in national censuses. The workshop will offer instructional material via pre-recorded videos, allowing participants to download and work through that material in their own time in the weeks preceding the scheduled workshop, with material being released in three batches weekly from 9 May 2022. The opening of the workshop and explanations will commence on 27 May 2022, followed by the interactive part of the training starting on 30 May 2022 which will be structured around two short plenary sessions, a set of three groups of staggered practical workshops to allow participants to select the time most convenient for them and one on one consultations by appointment. For more information on the pre-recorded videos and the staggered practical sessions and consultations and their timings, please see the concept note.

Background

As part of the proclamation of the Asia and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Decade (2015-2024), governments in the region requested that further regional action be taken to support the improvement of CRVS systems and the production of vital statistics. Goal three of the regional action framework calls for the production and dissemination of accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death). One of the targets under this goal further expands that nationally representative statistics - using registration records or other valid administrative data - should allow for key disaggregation, namely by age, sex, geographic area, administrative subdivisions and other subgroups and characteristics of the vital event.

Demographic statistics, whether produced using population censuses), registration data or other administrative data sources or household surveys may be subject to error which can impact the accuracy of statistics. Therefore, appraisal of demographic data is an essential task for data users, to take into consideration any potential errors or biases that may impact the accuracy of the estimates being produced. Underpinning the three components of population change (fertility, mortality and migration) are age and sex distributions of a population.

ESCAP Statistics Division will run a regional training workshop for member states on the demographic evaluation of age and sex data collected in national censuses.


27 May 2022
13:00
14:00
Opening of workshop and explanations

All (plenary)

30 May 2022
09:00
11:30
Workshop 1: Group A
13:30
16:00
Workshop 1: Group B
17:00
19:30
Workshop 1: Group C
31 May 2022
10:00
11:00
Check-in; commentary on Workshop 1

All (plenary)

13:30
16:00
Consultation appointments

All (15 minute slots by appointment)

01 Jun 2022
09:00
11:30
Workshop 2: Group A
13:30
16:00
Workshop 2: Group B
17:00
19:30
Workshop 2: Group C
02 Jun 2022
10:00
11:00
Check-in; commentary on Workshop 2

All (plenary)

13:30
16:00
Consultation appointments

All (15 minute slots by appointment)

03 Jun 2022
09:00
11:30
Workshop 3: Group A
13:00
13:20
Closing of workshop

All (plenary)

13:30
16:00
Workshop 3: Group B
17:00
19:30
Workshop 3: Group C

Part 1: Getting started (10 mins)

  1. Short introductory video to the workshop: Welcome and housekeeping
  2. Explanation of data requirements necessary for the workshop

Part 2: Evaluation of age and sex data (2.5 hours)

  1. Introduction to data analysis (25 mins)
    1. Types of error
    2. Sources of error
    3. The assessment-analysis cycle
    4. Types of assessment
    5. Modes of assessment

  1. Age data from a single census or survey (45 mins)
    1. Collection of data on age
    2. Age investigations
      • Heaping
      • Omission
      • Age exaggeration
      • Measures of age heaping
      • Age ratios

  1. Evaluation of sex data and data from multiple enquiries (40 mins)
    1. Evaluation of sex data
    2. Assessment using multiple inquiries
      • Introduction to synthetic cohorts
      • Graphical cohort analysis
      • Growth rates

  1. Further investigations into age and sex data (50 mins)
    1. Cohort survival ratios
    2. Balance equation analysis
    3. Comparisons with data from other sources/projections
    4. Understanding the whole count

Part 3: Evaluation of age and sex data relating to births and deaths (2.5 hours)

  1. Brief description of Beers’ interpolation formula

  1. Ages of mothers giving birth as recorded in a census, survey, or CRVS
    1. Preparation of data
    2. Derivation of a counterfactual estimate of annual births (by 5-year age group of mother) from the UNWPP tabulations using Beers’ interpolation formula
    3. Comparison of ages of mothers giving birth from census, survey, or CRVS data with the counterfactual from the UNWPP

  1. Age of those dying as recorded in a census or CRVS
    1. Preparation of data
    2. Derivation of a counterfactual estimate of annual deaths (by 5-year age group) from the UNWPP tabulations using Beers’ interpolation formula
    3. Comparison of ages at death from census, or CRVS data with the counterfactual from the UNWPP

Title Speaker/Presenter Video PPT
Part 1: Getting started Tom Moultrie, Professor of Demography
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Watch PPT
Part 2: Evaluation of age and sex data  
i. Introduction to data analysis (25 mins) Watch PPT
ii. Age data from a single census or survey (45 mins) Watch PPT
iii. Evaluation of sex data and data from multiple enquiries (40 mins) Watch PPT
iv. Further investigations into age and sex data (50 mins) Watch PPT
Part 3: Evaluation of age and sex data relating to births and deaths    
i. Brief description of Beers’ interpolation formula Watch PPT
ii. Ages of mothers giving birth as recorded in a census, survey, or CRVS Watch PPT
iii. Age of those dying as recorded in a census or CRVS Watch PPT

for more information, please contact

Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]
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