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IUSSP Bulletin - Issue 63, March 2024

May 20, 2024

N-IUSSP: Age structure changes and the potential for demographic dividends 
Markus Dörflinger and Elke Loichinger


2023 IUSSP Early Career Awards Webinars
25 April 2024



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IUSSP Laureate Ceremony in honour of Wolfgang Lutz

Thursday 6 June 2024 - 13:00–14:15 UTC

The ceremony will include a number of speakers who will address various aspects of Wolfgang Lutz’s career: Jalal Abbasi, Raya Muttarak, Nyovani Madise, Joel Cohen, Leiwen Jiang, Alicia Adsera and Tomas Sobotka. 


Scholarly Migration and Mobility Symposium

Rostock, Germany, 15 October 2024

IUSSP workshop: "From Influenza to COVID. Continuity and Discontinuity in the Factors of Inequality"
Madrid, Spain, 14-15 November 2024

Request for Proposals: 

Technical Support for a FAIR Vocabulary of Demography

  • Proposals should be sent by 1 June 2024.

The IUSSP seeks partners for the creation of a Multilingual FAIR Vocabulary of Demography. The new Vocabulary will provide authoritative definitions of demographic terms in a form accessible by both humans and machines consistent with emerging standards for the semantic web.

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Report Launch: FAIR Vocabularies in Population Research   

International Population Conference (IPC2025) 13-18 July 2025, Brisbane, Australia.  


Call for host country proposals for IPC 2029


The IUSSP Council invites national population associations and other national institutions to consider hosting the XXXI International Population Conference in 2029.

IUSSP-IDRC Webinar -  Population Registers, Ethics and Human Rights

Tuesday 10 October 2023 - 14:00-15:30 UTC     

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Read the newly released working paper: 

Rights and Ethics in Biometric Population Registration

Romesh Silva, Keith Breckenridge, Sofia Gruskin and Jonathan Klaaren

IUSSP Webinar -  Debate on "The population of humans that can be supported sustainably on the planet at a reasonable standard of living is below 4 billion." Yes or No.

Wednesday 18 October 2023 - 15:00-16:30 UTC    

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 Members News



Past President of the IUSSP, Peter McDonald has been honored with the award of Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to demographic research, to policy development, and to professional associations. Congratulations for this well-deserved award and for the great efforts he has made for the IUSSP over several decades. 

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In Memoriam

John Edwin Knodel (1940-2024)

John E. Knodel died on January 10, 2024, in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 83.  He had joined the IUSSP in 1968 and was a member of two of its scientific committees in the 1980s. Throughout his career, both in the US and in Thailand, he regularly participated in IUSSP actvities and conferences. 

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Michel Loriaux (1940-2024)

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Michel Loriaux on 12 February 2024. He joined the IUSSP in 1969. Michel Loriaux was a multi-faceted intellectual: a fine methodologist, a fervent advocate of systemic approaches in the social sciences, and a man of convictions and debates.

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New publications from members


La odisea de las generaciones en México : de las historias de vida a los territorios, El Colegio de México, 2023            
Edited by María Eugenia Zavala de Cosío, El Colegio de Mexico and Pascal Sebille, Université Rennes 2


Everything you always wanted to know about IUSSP…

Feedback from members via the recent survey and answers from the IUSSP Secretariat.


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.