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Introduction of the Summer Seminar on Population
The Summer Seminar on Population was originally launched by the East-West Center (EWC) in 1970 and earned its reputation as a renowned set of seminars on population. In 2013, the responsibilities for population tracking were transferred from the EWC to Statistics Korea (KOSTAT). Statistics Korea launched the 1st KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population in 2014 and is continuing to conduct the Summer Seminar on Population annually.
The Summer Seminar on Population will serve as a forum for individuals and institutions concerned with population-related issues to promote their statistical capacities around the world by providing an independent and consecutive series of seminars to government statisticians and graduate students. Now, the KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population is the world platform where hundreds of participants from over 20 countries have joined us to share and discuss population-related issues.
The 4th KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population was co-hosted with United nations Population Fund(UNFPA) from July 23 to August 12, 2017. Three consecutive and independent workshops on “Aging and NTA”, “Demography with R”, and “Migration analysis” were held in Daejoen, Busan and Seoul to reflect current trends and demands from the world. Participants were encouraged to select one or more workshops among the three.
The Summer Seminar provided a good opportunity to enjoy Korea and its culture with one-day field trips scheduled at the end of each workshop.