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IUSSP Bulletin  ● Issue 44, June 2019

Call for papers:


International Seminar: Looking backward, looking forward: African demography in historical perspective.

Nairobi, Kenya 2-3 April 2020

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 September 2019


International Seminar on Family Demography and Family Law around the World

Montreal, Canada, 27–29 April 2020

● Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2019

Second International Seminar on New and Emerging Family Forms around the World

Manila, Philippines, January 20-21, 2020

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 August 2019


N-IUSSP. IUSSP's Online Magazine

Does childrearing affect women’s economic opportunities? by John Bongaarts, Ann K. Blanc and Katharine McCarthy



IUSSP 2019 Laureate

Alberto Palloni


The IUSSP Council elected Alberto Palloni as the 2019 IUSSP Laureate in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the field of population and service to the IUSSP. The ceremony took place during the PAA 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas on April 10, 2019. 



Membership News

New publications from members :

Inégalités de santé à Ouagadougou. Résultats d’un observatoire de population urbaine au Burkina Faso, INED, 2019, edited by Clémentine Rossier, Abdramane Bassiahi Soura and Géraldine Duthé.






In Memoriam:



Roger Schofield (1937-2019)




Roger Schofield died on April 8, 2019. He had gained worldwide recognition for his contributions to the ingenious reconstruction of the population history of England and played an important role in the international development of historical demography, participating in two IUSSP Committees on Historical Demography (1982-1986) and as chair (1987-1990).


Véronique Hertrich (1963-2019)


Véronique Hertrich passed away on February 18 at the age of 55. Research Director at the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED, Paris). Coordinator for the 2005 International Population Conference in Tours, France and Member of the IUSSP Council from 2010 to 2013, she actively encouraged collaborative research, notably in Africa, and defended the multilingualism of the Union.

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.