What's New 

Calls for papers:

International Seminar on  Incidence and Safety of Abortion: New Evidence and Improvements in Measurement
Accra, Ghana, 3-5 December 2018
Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2018

Workshop on: Climate, Migration & Health: With a Focus on Trapped Populations 

Boulder, Colorado, USA, 17‐18 May  2018

Deadline for submissions: 19 March 2018

Training workshops:

Two-Day Short Course: Bayesian Small Area Estimation Using Complex Survey Data: Methods and Applications

Denver (Colorado), United States, 24-25 April 2018, 9am-5pm.


Two-Day Short Course: Bayesian Small Area Estimation Using Complex Survey Data: Methods and Applications

Shanghai, China, 10-11 July 2018, 9-5pm.

IUSSP Bulletin  ● Issue 38, December 2017

XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town

Conference highlights


Scientific Programme

Filmed sessions at IPC2017 (Facebook page)


Constitutional Revision

New IUSSP Constitution ratified


The new IUSSP Constitution is effective as of 1 January 2018. The vote took place from 20 November to 31 December 2017: 89.28% of the voters voted in favour of the Constitutional amendments. The participation rate was 50.34%.




New N-IUSSP Article: 

Retirement timing and grandparenthood in Sweden
By Linda Kridahl.

N-IUSSP. IUSSP's online news magazine


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Membership News

Members' new publications:

Why Demography Matters, by Danny Dorling and Stuart Gietel-Basten, Polity, 2018.




Data Revolution

For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution

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

The Conversation, 20 july 2017


United Nations World Data Forum wraps up.

The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, which will be adopted by countries at the UN Statistical Commission when it meets in March, was prepared with inputs from the global statistical community and data experts from a wide range of stakeholders.


Africa Data Consensus. Final Version adopted by the High Level Conference on Data Revolution, 8th AU-ECA Conference of Ministers, 29 March 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Report: Monitoring demographic indicators for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


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.


 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.