Asian Demography in Context
Guy Abel1, Yingzhi Xu2
1Asian Demographic Research Institute, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. 2Shanghai University, Shanghai, China


Using text data gathered from paper titles presented at past Asian Population Association conference (APAC) proceedings this poster explores; 1) the development of research themes in Asian population studies; 2) linkages and separations between topics presented at APAC and other major demographic conferences. We explore the overall trends and patterns using word frequency; the compositions of conference papers using n-gram statistics on sentence compositions; and relationships between past APAC and other major conferences using the correlations in word frequency.