Workshop "Research uses of high-precision census samples"

Barcelona, 9th-10th July 2008

Organized by Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics in Collaboration with the Minnesota Population Center.

Workshop Goals

  • promote IECM database
  • promote good use of anonymized, integrated census microdata samples
  • prepare ground work for next 5 year proposal to National Institute of Ageing
  • facilite close relations with statistical agency partners

Agenda and Presentations

Wednesday, July 9 - European Population Conference, 2008 July 9-11, Barcelona, Spain

17:00 - 19:00h Arrival, greeting of participants, payment of flight expenses and perdiems. (Hotel Catalonia-Duques de Bergara)

19:00h End of the working day. (Participants are invited to dinner at various restaurants throughout the city)

19:30h Guided walk from hotel to Catalunya square, take green line (Canyelles direction) to Mundet metro station, and then 2 minutes walk form subway to Hotel Alimara

20:00 - 20:30h Official EPC Opening Ceremony. (Hotel Alimara)

20:30h Welcome cocktail

21:30 - 22:00h Return to the hotel by subway

Thursday, July 10

07:30 - 08:30h Continental Breakfast (Hotel Catalonia-Duques de Bergara). Take the metro to Hotel Alimara

09:00 - 09:20h Welcome (Hotel Alimara) - Favéncia Seminar Room -

09:20 - 11:00h Session 1: Country reports, datasets to be integrated. Robert McCaa, presiding.

  • Markus Zwich (German Federal Statistical Office): Germany.
  • Joraslav Kraus (Czech Statistical Office): Czech Republic.
  • Marcel Heiniger (Swiss Federal Statistical office): Switzerland.
  • Victor Dinculescu (Romania National Institute of Statistics): Romania.
11:00 - 11:30h Coffe break

11:30 - 13:00h Session 2: New census microdata initiatives. Robert McCaa, presiding.

13:00 - 14:30h Buffet lunch in seminar room (Hotel Alimara)

14:30 - 16:00h Session 3 (in EPC-2008) Demographic Research Applications Based on Census Microdata (Hotel Alimara) - Heures Seminar Room -. Albert Esteve, presiding.

16:00 - 16:30h Break

16:30 - 18:30h Session 4: Evaluating of censuses and samples in the IECM database (Hotel Alimara) - Favéncia Seminar Room -. Jean Paul Sardon (Institut National d'Études Démographiques), presiding.

  • Fernando Casimiro (Instituto Nacioal de Estatística): Portugal.
  • Gabor Rozsa (Independent census expert): Hungary.
  • Vyron Kotzamanis (LDSA. University of Thessaly): Greece.
  • Albert Esteve (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics): Spain.
  • Robert McCaa (University of Minnesota): Next steps.
20:30h Dinner at Reial Club Marítim Barcelona (Moll d'Espanya)

Funded by

European Community Sixth Framework Program, Coordinating the Integration of the European Census Microdata, CIECM, Grant No. 515829
National Institutes of Health, IPUMS-Europe, Grant HD047283
National Science Foundation, IPUMS-International, Grant SB9908380