The “International Symposium on Population Census”, co-hosted by the Institute of Population and Labor Economics, CASS and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, opened at Hong Kong on January 8-9th, 2013. Many scholars and experts, attending the conference, came from CASS, Peking University, Fudan University, Zhejiang University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Macau University, New York State University and other institutes.
The main theme is to analyze the patterns and trends of demographic development and its influences on social economic development, based on the data of the Sixth Population Census. It includes four topics: the demographic and sustainable development under low fertility rate; changes of demographic mobility and policy suggestions; technology advancement of population census and evaluation of data quality; and questions and solutions in demographic development.
Juwei Zhang, Deputy Director of the Institute of Population and Labour Economics, made important speech. The fertility rate maintained at a low level in China after 2000 and this led to the speed-up of aging society, migration and urbanization, which represented the serious transition of labour supply structure. He also hoped that the symposium could support a platform for researchers to share thoughts and research results and to discuss problems in the current situation.