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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 33, Sept 2016
|In this issue: IPC 2017 call for papers ● IPC2021 host country bids ● Data Revolution activities ● Seminar on medication abortion ● Workshop on the demographic dividend in Africa ● Recent publications ● Call for 2017 Laureate nominations ● Call for 2017 IUSSP–Mattei Dogan Award nominations ● Membership news ● N-IUSSP's most recent articles ● Regional population associations ● Meetings at the United Nations ● Other announcements ● Calls for Papers ● Calls for Applications ● Job opportunities ● Calendar ● Secretariat news|
We invite all IUSSP members to contribute to the success of the 28th International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Spread the news about the Conference; submit a paper proposal; encourage your colleagues and students to submit; organize a side meeting or training workshop; encourage institutions to sponsor a session. The website for paper submissions will be opening soon.
Is your national population association or institution interested in hosting a future International Population Conference? This is a reminder that the deadline to submit a bid for the 2021 International Population Conference is 15 December 2016. Please read the tips on where to get help and how to prepare a good proposal.
Data Revolution activities
The IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes organized a Training workshop on Web, Social Media Data and Demographic Research at EPC2016, in Mainz, Germany on 31 August 2016, attended by some thirty participants.
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Big Data and Population Processes will organize a research workshop on “Web, Social Media, and Cellphone Data for Demographic Research” on 14 November 2016 at the 8th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2016) in Seattle (United States). Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2016.
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Innovations for Strengthening Civil Registration and Vital Statistical Systems is organizing a session on “Advancing the Data Revolution through Record Linkage and Data Integration”, at the 15th Conference of the International Association for Official Statistics, in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) on 6 December 2016. (Read more)
All the presentations from the workshop on “The challenges of demographic data in Sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” held in Paris, France on 31 May 2016 are now available in video in English and in French.
Reports from IUSSP seminars & workshops
The IUSSP Panel on Abortion Research and Population Council-Dakar organized a Seminar on “Medication Abortion: Availability and use, and impact on abortion safety and women’s health” in Dakar, Senegal, 6-8 July 2016. (Read the short report and seminar papers)
The IUSSP Network on Strengthening Demographic Training in Francophone Africa (FraNet) organized a workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 25-27 July 2016 to finalize books on the demographic dividend related to education and the economy.
Recent Publications(Based on IUSSP seminars)
Special issue on Demographic differential vulnerability to climate-related disasters, Raya Muttarak and Leiwen Jiang, eds., in Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, Volume 13, 2015.
IUSSP LaureateWould you like to see a mentor or colleague honoured for their decisive contribution to the advancement of demography and population research? If they are an IUSSP member, do not hesitate to round up support and propose a nomination for the 2017 IUSSP Laureate award. The letter of nomination and all supporting documents should be sent to the IUSSP Secretariat by 31 October 2016.
This Award honors a scientist of high international renown for the contribution of his or her work to the development of studies of population that draw on perspectives of different disciplines and for the importance that this work has accorded to international comparisons. Deadline for Nominations: 1 March 2017.
We would like to thank the 1,537 current and former IUSSP members and student associates who took the time to respond to the membership survey and provide invaluable feedback and suggestions, including some of which we hope we can implement soon.
At the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Centre for Economic Demography at Lund School of Economics and Management will organize on 14 October 2016 a symposium in honour of Professor Tommy Bengtsson’s lifetime of dedication to the field of economic demography.
The IUSSP advertises members’ recent books and special issues on a dedicated web page and in its quarterly Bulletin.
Nineteen new members and 25 new student associates joined the IUSSP since June 2016.
Marie McAuliffe (Australian National University) recently published an article in Australian Geographer entitled “Migration moderate, ‘Master Weaver’ and inspirational team leader: reflecting on the lasting legacy of Graeme Hugo in three spheres of migration policy”.
The N-IUSSP Editorial Committee warmly encourages members to submit articles.
Regional population associations
The 2016 European Population Conference, held in the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) from 31 August to 3 September 2016, brought together around 1,000 participants from all corners of Europe and the world. The IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes organized a pre-conference training workshop and the IUSSP was present with a booth. (Read more)
The VII Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will be held together with the XX Congress of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) from 17 to 22 October 2016 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. The IUSSP will organize a number of activities in the area of the Data Revolution and will have a booth.
Last few days to submit papers for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), which will be held in Chicago, 27-29 April. Deadline for submissions: 29 Sept 2016 (at 23:59 California time). (Access the PAA 2017 website)
United Nations meetingsAnnouncements from the Population Division.
On 19 September, the United Nations General Assembly convened the Summit for Refugees and Migrants and adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. IUSSP members participated in the preparation of this summit.
The UN Population Division is organizing an expert group meeting on “Changing population age structures and sustainable development”, New York, 13-14 October 2016. The meeting will examine this topic from various perspectives, with an emphasis on new evidence and analysis regarding the drivers and consequences of changes in the population age distribution. (Read more)
The UN Population Division and Statistics Korea are organizing an expert group meeting on the “Evaluation of vital statistics data from civil registration”, in New York, 3-4 November 2016. The Population Division is convening this expert group meeting as a contribution to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda. (Read more)
Given that the SDGs encompass a limited vision of SRHR, the Guttmacher Institute and The Lancet have co-convened a Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights that will articulate a forward-looking and evidence based vision for SRHR priorities worldwide. The Commission will share its findings and recommendations in 2018, with ongoing external engagement with the broader policy, program, donor and research communities.
The Gridded Population of the World (GPW) series models the distribution of human population (counts and densities) on a continuous global surface. The GPW data collection provides openly-available gridded population data that maintains fidelity to the input census. (Read more)
The International Data Base is a series of estimates and projections that provide a consistent set of demographic indicators, including population size and growth (by sex and single year of age up to 100 and over) and components of change (mortality, fertility and net migration) for more than 200 countries and areas. The current update provides revisions for 14 countries and areas, incorporating new data from censuses, surveys, and administrative records and new analyses.
International Migration, the flagship journal of the International Organization for Migration, is now inviting submissions on all aspects of migration and from or about any country or region in the world in preparation for their issues of 2017. International Migration is a refereed journal whose contents explore current issues of migration and its effects on societies that are of interest to policy makers in government, international organizations, and civil society.
Population Research and Policy Review (PRPR) welcomes proposals for its Special Issue 2018. This special issue will include around five empirical papers together with an introductory editorial that provides a more overarching (theoretical) synthesis of the individual contributions. Deadline for proposals: 16 December 2016.
Population is a quarterly scientific journal published in English (POPULATION-E) and in French (POPULATION-F) by INED. The Population Young Author Prize is open to PhD students and young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury. Deadline for submission: 30 November 2016.
The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) LIVES welcomes applications for its Visiting scholars Invitation Programme (LIVES VIP). The main objective of this program is to enhance collaborations between LIVES members and international scholars having an interest in life course studies or on the theme of vulnerability. Deadline for applications: 1 October 2016.
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will hold a webinar for journalists in Africa on “Demystifying the Demographic Dividend and its Development Prospects for Africa”. The seminar will take place on 28 September 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm EAT. (Read more)
Don’t miss the Webinar to launch the “Evidence-Informed Policy-Making Training Course” on 19 October 2016. This training course was developed by the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and FHI 360 to contribute to efforts to strengthen the capacity of policymakers to find and use evidence in decision-making.
This new course developed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a unique programme that offers professional training in population studies that emphasises health and social epidemiology. It aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare and economic development. This course leads to a Certificate, Diploma or MSc. Deadline for application extended to 30 Sept 2016. (Read more)
IUSSP Secretariat News
Submit your announcementsFeel free to share news from your institution and region so that we can keep all IUSSP members informed about recent or forthcoming events and opportunities in the population field. IUSSP members are welcome to submit information on conferences, job openings, post-doctoral positions, and research grants for inclusion in the newsletter and IUSSP website. Please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to include important dates for application deadlines (and photos when appropriate). Information should be sent by email or in a Word document so that it can be edited. For inclusion in the next Bulletin, please send information by 1 December 2016. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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