IUSSP Scientific Panel on New and Emerging Family Forms around the World

Call for Papers:

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

Manila, Philippines, 20-21 January  2020


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 September 2019.

This panel brings together researchers from around the world to discuss theories and explanations for changes in family behaviours. The panel’s second workshop, in Manila, will focus on consequences of new family formation behaviours, for individuals, families, and society. We are interested in a range of living arrangements, including cohabitation, living-apart-together relationships, and repartnering, as well as same-sex partnerships, multi-generational families, and living alone. Studies should be underpinned by demographic data and analysis; however, we encourage novel explanations, cross-cultural comparisons, and theory-building.


We aim to have wide global representation as well as regional expertise. We are applying for funding to help pay for travel and accommodation, particularly for participants from low-income countries, but we will not know the outcome of our application for some time.


Some of the papers from this seminar and the previous seminar held in 2018 will be selected for publication in a special issue devoted to the topic. 


Online submissions:

We invite researchers to submit online, by 15 September 2019, a short 200-word abstract AND upload an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables) or a full paper which must be unpublished.


To submit and fill out the online submission form, please click here: ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.


  • The seminar will be limited to a maximum of 15 completed papers.


  • Abstracts and papers must be written in English. 


  • Submission should be made by the author who will attend the seminar. If the paper is co-authored, please include the names of your co-authors in your submission form (in the appropriate order). 


For further information:

Please contact Seminar Organizers Maria Midea Kabamalan and Brienna Perelli-Harris.


IUSSP Scientific Panel on New and Emerging Family Forms around the World

  • Chair: Brienna Perelli-Harris 
  • Members: Albert Esteve, Maria Midea Kabamalan, James Raymo, Sharon Sassler.