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IUSSP Laureate Award 2021 – Call for nominations. 
Deadline extended to 15 March 2021.


 N-IUSSP. IUSSP's Online Magazine

Health at older ages: childless adults not always worse off than parents by Nekehia T. Quashie, Bruno Arpino, Radoslaw Antczak, and Christine A. Mair

International Population Conference. IPC2021 

Call for Papers. Deadline for sumbissions is 15 May 2021.

IUSSP Bulletin - Issue 50, December 2020

2nd IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference 8-10 December 2020


International Conference on Family and Fertility

Virtual conference, 3-5 December 2020


IUSSP Webinar series:

Demography and the Data Revolution: lessons learned and the way forward, 24 November 2020.

 •  View the recording of the webinar

Priorities in research on international migration and mobilities: Implications of the COVID pandemic and its legacies, 5 November 2020

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Live Q&A for UN World Data Forum session on Innovative Use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring, 19 October 2020

•  View the recording of the webinar


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

 •  View the recording of the webinar


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

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

  In Memoriam

José Alberto Magno de Carvalho (1940 - 2020)

We are saddened to announce the death of José Alberto Magno de Carvalho (1940-2020).  Emeritus Professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil) and IUSSP President from 1998-2001.



Lee-Jay Cho (1936 - 2020)

Lee-Jay Cho passed away on 31 October 2020. He was Director of the East-West Population Institute at the East-West Center, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Acting President.  Most recently he was Chairman of the Northeast Asia Economic Forum.


Léon Tabah (1923 - 2020)

We learned of the passing of Léon Tabah at the age of 97. He chaired the IUSSP Committee on Economics and Demography between 1969 and 1974. He was also a member of the Committee on Interaction Between Demographic Variables and Income Distribution (1979-1984), and served as an IUSSP Council Member from 1985 to 1989.



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.