Saturday, June 3, 2017

strategic planning in Russia

it does exist, although the quality is very low, but the tern they use is SP
for instance:
Отчет о ходе реализации в 2015 году Стратегии социально-экономического развития Сибири до 2020 года, утвержденной распоряжением Правительства Российской Федерации от 5 июля 2010 г. № 1120-р
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Monday, April 24, 2017

wishlist #2

43-2 The U.S. Transgender Health Landscape: A Multilevel Analysis of Self-rated Health in 27 States

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 10:30 AM
Salon A-2 (Hilton Chicago)
Danya Raquel Lagos Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Drawing from a 27-state subsample of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), I evaluate the association between gender identity and self-rated health between cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming groups. Because policies and socioeconomic factors vary widely across states, this study employs multilevel logistic estimation to account for variation among individuals within states. The analysis finds distinct health disparities between gender identity groups, with gender non-conforming individuals reporting the highest odds for poor health, followed by transgender women, transgender men, cisgender women, and cisgender men, respectively. Most of these differences are explained by a combination of socioeconomic, behavioral, and support network factors. However, the higher odds of poor health among gender-nonconforming respondents persist despite these controls, and may be due to differences in social support similar to those experienced by bisexuals.

P5-12 Social-Institutional Structures That Matter: An Exploratory Analysis of Sexual/Gender Minority Status and Income in Japan

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Salon D (Hilton Chicago)
Daiki Hiramori Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
While most previous studies examining the effects of sexual orientation on earnings rely on lesbian women, gay men, and their heterosexual counterparts in Western societies, this paper argues that focusing on different stratification processes withinsexual/gender minorities as well as social-institutional structures of a society is indispensable to the study of sexuality stratification. Using the LGBT Workplace Environment Survey 2015, this study explores the association between sexual/gender minority status and income in Japan. The results show that there is a negative association between being a sexual/gender minority and income among both designated females at birth and designated males at birth. The results suggesting the lesbian premium found in Western economies are not observed in Japan. In addition, the findings indicate that the processes through which sexuality stratification operates depend on various categories of sexual/gender minorities such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, and a local transgender category in Japan “X-gender.”

43 Sexual and Gender Minorities, Health, and Mortality

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Salon A-2 (Hilton Chicago)
Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins and Gilbert Gonzales
Session Chair:
Gilbert Gonzales
10:45 AM
Marriage, Partnerships, and Health Status: Differences by Sexual Orientation in the BRFSS-SOP
Bridget GormanRice UniversityAlexa SolazzoRice UniversityJustin T. DenneyRice University
11:00 AM
A Nationally-Representative Analysis of Mortality Risk in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Unions in the United States
Andrew FenelonUniversity of Maryland, College ParkChristina DragonCenters for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesCorinne ReczekThe Ohio State UniversityHui LiuMichigan State University

wishlist: reports to hear

55-3 Probabilistic Population Projections for Countries With Generalized HIV/AIDS Epidemics

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 1:40 PM
Salon A-5 (Hilton Chicago)
David J. Sharrow University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jessica Godwin Department of Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Yanjun He University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Sam Clark The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Adrian Raftery Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The UN issues probabilistic population projections for all countries to 2100 by simulating future levels of total fertility and life expectancy from Bayesian hierarchical models, and combining the results using the cohort-component projection method. However, projections for the 40 countries with generalized HIV/AIDS epidemics used Spectrum/EPP model, a complex 15-compartment model designed for short-term projections of quantities relevant to policy for the epidemic. We propose a simpler approach that is more compatible with the existing UN methodology for other countries. Changes in life expectancy are projected probabilistically using a time series regression model on current life expectancy, HIV prevalence and ART coverage. These are converted to age- and sex-specific mortality rates using a new family of model life tables designed for countries with HIV/AIDS epidemics which are input to the cohort-component method. The method performed well in out-of-sample cross-validation, and gives similar results to Spectrum/EPP projections in the short run.

25-2 Probabilistic Projection of Subnational Total Fertility Rates

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 10:35 AM
Joliet Room (Hilton Chicago)
Hana Sevcikova University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Adrian Raftery Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Patrick Gerland United Nations Population Division, New York, NY
We consider the problem of probabilistic projection of the total fertility
rate (TFR) for subnational units. We seek a method that is consistent
with the UN's recently adopted Bayesian method for probabilistic TFR
projections for all countries, and works well for all countries.
We assess various possible methods using subnational TFR data for 47 countries.
We find that the method that performs best in terms of out-of-sample
predictive performance and also in terms of reproducing the within-country
correlation in TFR is a method that scales the national trajectory by
a subregion-specific scale factor that is allowed to vary slowly over time.
This supports the hypothesis of Watkins (1990, 1991) that within-country
TFR converges over time in response to country-specific factors,
and extends the Watkins hypothesis to the last 50 years and to a much
wider range of countries around the world.

74-4 Comparing Artificial Neural Network and Cohort-Component Models for Population Forecasts

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 3:45 PM
Joliet Room (Hilton Chicago)
Viktoria Riiman Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Amalee Wilson Computer and Information Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Reed M Milewicz Computer and Information Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Peter Pirkelbauer Computer and Information Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Artificial neural network (ANN) models are rarely used to forecast population in spite of their growing prominence in other fields. We compare the forecasts generated by ANN long short-term memory models with population projections from traditional cohort-component method (CCM) for counties in Alabama. The evaluation includes forecasts for all 67 counties that offer diversity in terms of population and socioeconomic characteristics. When comparing predicted values with total population counts from the 2010 decennial census, the CCM used by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama in 2001 produced more accurate results than a basic multi-county ANN model. Only when we use single-county models or proxy for a forecaster's experience and personal judgment with potential economic forecasts, results from ANN models improve. The results indicate the significance of forecaster's experience and judgment for CCM and difficulty, but not impossibility of substituting these insights with available data.

P3-45 Immigration Forecasts: A Bayesian Semiparametric Approach for Seasonal Data

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Salon D (Hilton Chicago)
Alice Milivinti University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Giacomo Benini University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Immigration is the main driver of population change in developed countries. Nevertheless, a
common sense around its unpredictability has left migration forecasts relatively underdeveloped
vis-à-vis other types of population projections. Using high-frequency data, this paper proposes
a new procedure specifically designed to capture seasonal irregularities generated by trend-cycle
interactions. The resulting estimation strategy identifies a class of structural parameters which
reflect the non-constant nature of the immigration flows while introducing prior information
derived from subjective expectations. The outcome is an efficient symbiosis between Bayesian
probability and semiparametric flexibility, which outperforms in terms of forecast accuracy a
set of alternatives

23-1 Socially Embedded Preferences, Environmental Externalities, and Reproductive Rights

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 8:30 AM
Continental B (Hilton Chicago)
Aisha Dasgupta United Nations Population Division, New York, NY
Partha Dasgupta Department of Economics, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
We review a class of adverse environmental externalities that accompany consumption and procreation. We also identify externalities that are traceable to socially embedded preferences for family size. Those preference structures can give rise to a heightened demand for children, exacerbating the environmental externalities households impose on future generations. Our analysis exposes weaknesses in basing family planning programmes entirely on individuals' reproductive rights. We use ecological data to obtain a feel for the size of global environmental externalities. We estimate the world population the biosphere can support at the standard of living enjoyed in high middle-income countries. Today's and future global population projections far exceed our estimate, implying that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals are unsustainable. We conclude that family planning has been undervalued by national governments and international agencies. Our purpose is to pose questions that continue to be neglected in the development literature. We do not make policy recommendations.

P3-84 Brass Relational Logit Model and Life Table Construction

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Salon D (Hilton Chicago)
Lei LU Freelancer, Beijing, China
The Brass Relational Logit Model (BRLM) has been one of the most commonly used methods for (model) life table construction and mortality estimates. BRLM can be used as a statistical model, by which the two parameters (alpha and beta) can be estimated from statistical data. In the meantime, the logit model can also be used as a two-parameter analytic model, by which the relationship between two life tables can be studied mathematically.
In this paper, the author discusses three issues related to (model) life table construction with the Brass relational logit model, i.e. (i) some basic analytic properties of the Brass relational logit model, (ii) the analytic relationships between the alpha parameter and various life table indicators, and (iii) the analytic effects of the death distribution factor (i.e. a(x,n) ) on various life table indicators. Some of the analytic relationships/equations developed in this paper can be used for mortality estimation and projection purposes.

55 HIV/AIDS: Methods and Impact

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Salon A-5 (Hilton Chicago)
Session Chair: Mark E. McGovern

26 Demographic Applications in the Private and Public Sectors

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Astoria Room (Hilton Chicago)
Discussant: Beth Jarosz
Session Chair: Mike Cline

132 Statistical Methods in Population Research

Friday, April 28, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Williford C (Hilton Chicago)
Discussant: Scott M. Lynch
Session Chair: Shooshan Danagoulian

146 Health and Mortality Projections

Friday, April 28, 2017: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Salon A-1 (Hilton Chicago)
Discussant: Simona Bignami
Session Chair: Vinod Mishra
Program in general

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

a game

  1. АН Казахстана — разработка мер противодействия эпидемии, вызываемой ВИЧ
  2. Парламентский комитет — поступил законопроект, инициированный православной церковью Казахстана о запрещении аборта (мотивированное заключение)
  3. Министерство экономики — разработка миграционной политики Казахстана (цели и средства)
  4. Поручение АП Минздраву и Министерству социального развития — подготовить заявление президента РК о путях повышения продолжительности жизни в Казахстане и создании безопасной среды обитания

Monday, March 27, 2017

Reproductive Health and Rights: Policies and Impacts

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Continental B (Hilton Chicago)
Katherine Tumlinson
Session Chair:
Tia Palermo
4:45 PM
Brazil's Bolsa Familia: Can a Conditional Cash Transfer Reduce Teen Fertility?
Sarah A. ReynoldsUniversity of California, BerkeleyZachary OlsonUniversity of California, BerkeleyRachel GardnerUniversity of California, Berkeley
5:05 PM
Validating a Measure of Rights-Based Family Planning Service Delivery 
Kelsey WrightPopulation CouncilVicky BoydellInternational Planned Parenthood FederationKaren HardeePopulation Council
5:25 PM
Russian Parliament Activities in the Area of Reproductive Rights and Their Impact on the Dynamics of Abortions in the Russian Federation
Victoria Ivanovna SakevichHigher School of EconomicsBoris Petrovich DenisovLomonosov Moscow State UniversityVictor AgadjanianUniversity of Kansas
5:45 PM
The Failure to Make Internal Hospital Reproductive Health Policies—Catholic or Otherwise—Transparent to the Public in Washington State
Hilary SchwandtJohns Hopkins University and Western Washington UniversityBethany KrahnWestern Washington UniversityMoriah Post-KinneyWestern Washington University

Friday, March 24, 2017

Astana time table, week 1

1April 3, 201710-3010-50Lecture
3April 4, 201710-3010-50Lecture
6April 5, 201710-3010-50Lecture
8April 6, 201710-3010-50Lecture
11April 7, 201710-3010-50Lecture
13April 8, 201710-3010-50Lecture

Thursday, December 29, 2016

online texts on statistics

Why Statistics

World of Statistics   Has a goal of "Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society"

American Statistical Association's Statistical Significance   "highlights the contributions statisticians make to society, from health care and economy to national security and the environment."

The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP)   Goal is to "contribute to promoting statistical literacy across the world"

My own opinion: Using statistics, you may sometimes get things wrong, but if you don't use statistics, you will almost always get things wrong.

Statistics books, guides

What statistics should I use   UCLA's guide

Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View   by Cosma Rohilla Shalizi. 2016.

CADDIS Volume 4: Data Analysis  basic concepts, of basic stat and some advanced stat too. Last updated 2016.

Collaborative Statistics   Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Around 2013

Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics   Basics, t-tests, anova. Last updated in 2015. From Richard Lowry, Professor of Psychology Emeritus. Vassar College

Dabbling in the Data. A Hands-on Guide to Participatory Data Analysis   from Public Profit. "This guide provides a gentle introduction to practical approaches to explore and analyze data"  No date given.

Electronic Textbook   Complete on line statistics text book, with many advanced topics. 2013.

Engineering Statistics   although much is for engineers, some is also useful for social research. For example a chapter on exploratory analysis  has a section about graphing the data. Another section on quantitative techniques describes many of the usual statistical tests used in social science. 2012

Handbook of biological statistics   for biology but much is applicable to any field.  2014, John H. McDonald, professor of biology at University of Delaware.

HyperStat   HyperStat Online is an introductory-level hypertext statistics book.  Also comprehensive links to other on line stat books and links to some stat jokes. Looks like last revised in 2013. Also from David Lane.

Introductory Statistics   and Multivariate Statistics   from David Stockburger. 2016. Dr. Stockburger is from Missouri State University

Introductory Statistics. OpenStax,  OpenStax CNX. Oct 31, 2016   "Introductory Statistics is intended for the one-semester introduction to statistics course for students who are not mathematics or engineering majors. It focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, especially in real world settings"

The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice   basic stats to anova and regression. As of 2012, the website isn't being updated. He put it together in a book.

A New View of Statistics   all the usual topics, but pretty comprehensive (from 2013). Will G Hopkins 

Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study   A public domain on line stat multi media course (although to me it looks like an on line text book.) Includes the stat book in various forms, web, interactive on itunes, mobile, pdf. From David Lane and others. No date given.

Probability and statistics EBook  

Statistics at square one   From BMJ, an on line brief stat text, from 1997.  Also see Epidemiology for the uninitiated  

Statistics: power from data   general on line stat book with chapters about data collection, processing, problems, presenting, analyzing.  2013

Stat Primer    an on line public domain stat manual. Burt Gerstman, 2016.

SticiGui: Statistics Tools for Internet and Classroom Instruction with a Graphical User Interface   includes a text book on basics and advanced basics. Philip B Stark, 2013

Statistical Thinking for Managerial Decisions   Professor Hossein Arsham, 2015

Usable Statistics   Some statistical tutorials with graphical demos. The website also has questions and answers and you can ask your own questions. Last updated in 2016. The site owner, Jeff Sauro, is a Six Sigma Black-Belt trained statistical analyst, and also has a couple of interesting articles about completion rates and small samples,  

Sites listing other statistics sites

Betty Jung's Statistics page     has links to many stat sites, on a wide variety of topics.

Probability and Statistics Resources   Professor Hossein Arsham

StatSci   intended to be a stats portal