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Dear Members,

The IUSSP website has been moved to a new server with a new look and payment processor. This move may have affected the display of parts of the website (eg some data about Panel Chairs and Members is not yet showing, and you may come across some French on some of the forms when you are set to English - this will be fixed as fast as possible). 

Apologies in advance for any other glitches as work continues in July and August to complete the rebuild of the website.

IUSSP Bulletin - Issue 61, Sept 2023

November 27, 2023

N-IUSSP: Joint physical custody of children in Europe: A growing phenomenon
Mia Hakovirta, Daniel R. Meyer, Milla Salin, Eija Lindroos and Mari Haapanen

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


Developing your first research grant proposal - A training workshop provided by the IUSSP Panel on Early Career Perspectives

Wednesday 29 November 2023, from 12:00 to 13:30 UTC (7:00 New York | 9:00 São Paulo | 13:00 Paris | 15:00 Nairobi | 17:30 New Delhi | 20:00 Shanghai)


  • CLOSED - The deadline for application was 24 November 2023

IUSSP Workshop on Population and Conflict

University of Southampton, England, 7–9 March 2024

Virtual workshop - Toward the Elimination of Cholera Epidemics: from the Past to Contemporary Societies

Online, 19 April 2024

International Seminar on Improving measurement of abortion incidence and safety: Innovations in methodology and recent empirical studies
Naivasha, Kenya, 19-21 November 2024

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

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

Watch the recording


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    

Watch the recording

Three new QuantMig online tools


The QuantMig team has launched three freely-accessible, open online tools: 

  • The QuantMig Migration Estimates Explorer
  • The QuantMig Migration Scenarios Explorer 
  • The DEMIG-QuantMig Policy Database

IUSSP Population, Ethics & Human Rights Project

Meet the Population, Ethics & Human Rights Fellows

Report Launch: FAIR Vocabularies in Population Research   

Webinars organized by the IUSSP Panel on Rethinking Family Planning Measurement with a Reproductive Justice and Rights Lens:


1st Webinar:  Why do we measure what we do? Reflecting on the history and current use of demand-side family planning indicators

31 May 2023 at 12:00-13:30 UTC

Watch video recording of the webinar.


2nd webinar:  How should we define and measure demand for and use of family planning? New directions and frameworks for family planning measurement

21 June 2023 at 12:00-13:30 UTC

Watch video recording of the webinar.



The XXIX International Population Conference (IPC 2021) took place online from 5 to 10 December 2021.

Read the conference report and view in open access a selection of 35 of the keynote, invited and Research Leader sessions.



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



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


 Membership News


Hubert Gérard (1937-2023)


It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Hubert Gérard, Emeritus Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, on 23 September 2023.




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.