What demographers tell us about the COVID-19 pandemic 
(Online event, 13.01.2021)
WIC researchers Guillaume Marois and Samir KC presented their research at a webinar “What Demographers Tell Us about the COVID-19 Pandemic”. The seminar was held under the framework of the Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis and the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) at Shanghai University, with which both researchers are affiliated. The purpose of the webinar was to understand the demographic aspects of COVID-19 and how researchers in demography contribute to the study on the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers were leading demographers who have been working on the topic related to COVID-19. Through this webinar, researchers in demography exchanged ideas on the latest demographic research about COVID-19.

Demographic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences 
(WIC Online conference, 30.11-01.12.2020)
COVID-19 is causing severe health, social and economic challenges, several of which are directly related to demographic factors. While the initial efforts focus on slowing the spread of the pandemic and mitigating its immediate impact, significant demography-related consequences are expected in the longer term, ranging from the way our economies function in terms of labour markets and migration to family-related behaviour (including possible effects on fertility), international travel patterns and social and health care policies, as well as to how the economic burden can be shared fairly across the population. The aim of this conference was to bring together researchers from around the world to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences from a demographic perspective.

Demographic Consequences of COVID-19 
(Online Symposium, 29.06.2020)
IIASA in collaboration with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, hosted an online symposium to share recent research and discuss challenges that demographers may face in studying the demographic consequences of COVID-19.

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