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IUSSP Bulletin - Issue 56, June 2022


IUSSP statement on restricting access to abortion, 27 June 2022


Call for Applications:


Population, Ethics, and Human Rights Fellowship


  • Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022 - Closed

The Fellowship requires a full-time commitment during a 12-month residence period: Fellows will be hosted for 6-months at WiSER, Johannesburg and 6-months at ISER, Uganda. The Fellowship Program will include support for individual and group research projects, interactive dialogues, seminars and research/practitioner workshops that seek to unpack interdisciplinary perspectives with a particular focus on emerging challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Fellows will be supported by the IUSSP, WiSER (South Africa), ISER (Uganda), and IIGH (United States).




IUSSP Laureate Ceremony in honour of Peter McDonald

Thursday 30 June 2022 13:00 – 14:30 UTC (9:00 New York | 15:00 Paris | 23:00 Canberra)


This award recognizes Peter's outstanding contributions to the advancement of population science, notably his contributions to demographic theory, research and training as well as his service to governments in relating demographic research to policy and planning issues

Watch a video-recording of the 2022 Laureate Ceremony


Sessions of the IUSSP Urban FP Project at the  9th Africities Summit in Kisumu Kenya on  Family planning is critical to urban development: what you need to know and what you can do (Part 1& 2) on 18 May: 9:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00.

Download the Programme
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New IUSSP video on the contribution of demography and demographers to understanding and addressing current world population challenges




The International Population Conference took place from 5 to 10 December 2021

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The Case for a World Migration Survey

Marcela Cerrutti, Philippe Fargues and Mariama Awumbila


This IUSSP Policy & Research Paper advocates for the development and implementation of a World Migration Survey (WMS) to generate international comparative information on significant and unrevealed aspects of migrants and migration. Results of a world migration survey will inform a wide range of policy-relevant debates. (read more)


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

A Poor People's Pandemic Report: mapping the Intersection of Poverty, Race and Covid-19 in the US
by SDSN Secretariat, 6 April 2022 (read report)

In Memoriam

Thomas K. Burch (1934 - 2022)

Longtime member Thomas K. Burch passed away on July 26, 2022 at the age of 87. He  joined the IUSSP in 1967 and remained an active member and scholar authoring books on population up until his death. He served on the IUSSP Committee on Family Demography and the Life Cycle (1981-1985) and was a co-editor with John Bongaarts and Kenneth Wachter of the IUSSP volume on Family Demography - Methods and Their Applications, Oxford University Press (1987). 




Ian Pool (1936–2022)

We were saddened to learn of the death of Ian Pool. He was an active IUSSP member who joined in 1965 and served on the IUSSP Committee on Age Structure and Public Policy (1999-2003), serving as co-editor of Population, Resources and Development. Riding the Age Waves - Volume 1 (Springer 2005), which was one of 3 volumes produced by the Committee.


James W. Vaupel (1945 - 2022)

Jim Vaupel was a leading figure in demographic research on mortality and longevity. He was an innovator, charismatic leader and a man of conviction as well as a captivating teacher and passionate researcher always full of new ideas he was eager to share. He conveyed his love of demography to generations of students and young researchers from all disciplines, with a particular fondness for formal demography, which he called the champagne of demography. 





Membership News

New publications from members:


Research Handbook on International Migration and Digital Technology, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021, edited by Marie McAuliffe, International Organization for Migration (IOM)



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.



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

IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography

IUSSP Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

IUSSP/CODATA Scientific Panel on FAIR Vocabularies


For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution


IUSSP Project 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.