After the Workshop on Demography: Preparing and Analyzing Archival Data which ran from February 6 – 9, 2018, the UP Population Institute also recently hosted two lectures on special demography topics given by two guest scholars from abroad. The lectures took place on February 12 and 14, both at the UPPI Seminar Room, 3/F, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman.
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10 a.m., Dr. Diego Ramiro-Fariñas of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) gave a lecture entitled Longitudinal registers, data linkage and big data: Some views on the statistical production in the future. It dwelt on the effects of advanced computer systems and big data on population and demographic research and was attended by, among others, personnel from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
On February 14 at 9:30 a.m. Dr. George C. Alter of the Population Studies Center in the University of Michigan gave a lecture titled Stopping & spacing in historical Europe and contemporary Africa. Here, Dr. Alter compared the impact of the stopping and spacing of births on fertility using data from 19th century Europe and 20th century Africa.
The two lectures were open to the public and form part of the UPPI 2018 Public Lecture Series initiated by its Director, Dr. Maria Midea M. Kabamalan. Earlier, on January 18, Mr. Michael Dominic C. del Mundo, newest faculty at the UPPI and PhD student at the University of Southampton in England, gave the first of the lecture series concerning the impacts of labor migration on fertility.