2007 Meeting of the SSC, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Activities Sponsored by the Survey Methods Section


Workshop on Survey Methods, June 10, 2007

Demographic Projections Workshop

Instructors:
* André Cyr, Hubert Denis, Eric Caron-Malenfant, Statistics Canada

The workshop will concentrate on statistical methods, the cohort-component method in particular, for providing estimates and projections of population and its changes taking into account vital events, and international and inter-provincial migration. By combining data from different sources and by applying these methods, a variety of policy relevant questions on aging and declining of population can be addressed. A micro-simulation approach to analysis of different population scenarios will be explained and demonstrated. The illustrations will be based on data from the Atlantic region and more specifically Newfoundland.


Invited Sessions

Special Invited Session: Environmental Surveys and Indicators - Conceptual and Methodological Challenges

Organizer: Milorad Kovacevic, Statistics Canada

Speaker:
* Robert Smith, Statistics Canada

Discussant:
* Julie Hass, Statistics Norway

Invited Session I: Analysis Strategic Directions in Household Surveys Development

Organizer: Edward Chen, Statistics Canada

Speakers:
* Jack Gambino, Statistics Canada
* Nikki Bennett, Office of National Statistics, London, UK
* Alfredo Navarro, US Census Bureau

Invited Session II: Remedies for Sample Survey Outliers

Organizer: Mike Hidiroglou, Statistics Canada

Speakers:
* Alan Dorfman, Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA
* Jean-François Beaumont, Statistics Canada
* Mary Mulry, US Census Bureau

Invited Session III: Latest Develoments in Small Area Estimation: Theory and Practice

Organizer: S. Rubin-Bleuer, Statistics Canada

Speakers:
* Partha Lahiri, University of Nebraska
* N.G.N. Prasad, University of Alberta
* Susana Rubin-Bleuer, Statistics Canada

Discussant:
* J.N.K. Rao, Carleton University

Invited Session IV (Cosponsored with the NPCDS): Applications of Empirical Likelihood in Survey Sampling

Organizer: Jiahua Chen, University of British Columbia

Speakers:
* Jae-Kwang Kim, Yonsei University
* Songxi Chen, Iowa State University
* Suojin Wang, Texas A&M University


Case Study: Demographic methods – how population dynamics are measured in between censuses and projected for future reference dates

Organizer: André Cyr, Hubert Denis, Eric Caron-Malenfant, Statistics Canada

The data and methods for this study are extracted from the current procedures and databases and are used in Demography Division at Statistics Canada. The data have not been modified or censured as they are usually pre-vetted for confidentiality and are available to the general public. Many of the information herein are made available to the public through the many products and services of Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Health Division, Census and Small Area and Administrative Data Division.


2007 Joint Statistical Meetings, Salt Lake City

Invited Session Sponsored by SSC and Organized by the Survey Methods Section

Measure of Overcoverage

Organizer: Dave Dolson, Statistics Canada

Speakers:
* Heather Farr - Statistics Canada
* Robin A. Pennington - U.S. Census Bureau
* James Brown - University of Southampton
* David Sheppard - U.S. Census Bureau