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Demographers’ contributions to the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic

IUSSP Bulletin N°49 September 2020

IUSSP Webinar series:

Priorities in research on international migration and mobilities: Implications of the COVID pandemic and its legacies,  5 November 2020 (13:00-14:30 UTC)  

•  Register in advance

Live Q&A for UN World Data Forum session on Innovative Use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring, 19 October 2020 (15:00-16:00 UTC) 

•  Register in advance  & submit questions


The COVID-19 Pandemic and Sexual & Reproductive Health in Africa, 31 August to 3 September 2020

 •  View the recording of the webinars


COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Consequences for Adolescents, 29 July 2020

•  View the recording of the webinar



Call for papers:

International Conference on Family and Fertility

Virtual conference, 3-5 December 2020
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 October 2020

  N-IUSSP. IUSSP's Online Magazine

Selecting highly educated immigrants may not significantly raise the average education of the U.S. labor force by Iñaki Permanyer and Jeroen SmitsJennifer Van Hook, Alain Bélanger, Patrick Sabourin &  Anne Morse.



2020 IUSSP Laureate Ceremony in honor of Gordon F. De Jong

Monday 8 June 2020, at 11:00 (New York - EDT), 17:00 (Paris - CET), 15:00 UTC


•  Recording of the Laureate Ceremony session 


IUSSP Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st century: Advances in data collection methodologies

UNFPA headquarters, New York, United States, 4-6 December 2019

The meeting was live-streamed and a video recording and presentations are available here.


See meeting programme.

Small-area Estimation Training Materials - Subnational Estimates of Child Mortality using Complex Survey Data 

Access the videos of lectures and support materials to use for training.  


IUSSP Statement. Addressing climate change in IUSSP activities

The IUSSP Council recently drafted a statement outlining the ways the IUSSP can reduce the contribution of its activities to global warming.



Membership News

New publications from members :

Migration from the Newly Independent States. 25 Years After the Collapse of the USSR, Springer, 2020, edited by Mikhail Denisenko, Salvatore Strozza and Matthew Light.


Data Revolution

For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution

IUSSP Statement:  Defining and successfully accomplishing the Data Revolution – The perspective of Demographers

IUSSP members are invited to read and comment on recommendations sent to the UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

CODATA 2019 Beijing: Towards next-generation data-driven science: policies, practices and platforms, 19-20 September 2019. 

Call for Presentations and Posters: deadline 24 June 2019

How open data can help the Global South, from disaster relief to voter turnout

The Conversation, 20 july 2017

SDSN/IUSSP Report: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Development -Issues in the design and monitoring of SDG indicators



IUSSP Fellowships on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development 

A project to support early career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to produce policy-relevant evidence on family planning and fertility in cities and towns and their links to urban welfare funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

 Distance Training 


Tools for Demographic Estimation 

This site represents the major output arising from a joint IUSSP and UNFPA project to produce a single volume containing updated tools for demographic estimation from limited, deficient and defective data


Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes 

This course introduces users to the methods used by demographers to analyse population data, and the sources of this data and the methods used to collect this data. Throughout the course, students are introduced to the types of issues of interest to demographers through real examples. Included are sessions that introduce broad areas of research through discussion of both global and national trends and sessions that show how demographic methods may be used in researching a range of areas, such as reproductive health, morbidity and health profiles, and the effects of ageing on a population.