Managed by

Nicolas Brouard (INED)

Other participants

Elena Ambrosetti (La Sapienza), Géraldine Duthé (INED), Cristina Giudici (La Sapienza), Serguey Ivanov (UNPD),  Joseph Larmarange (CEPED/IRD), Sophie Le Cœur (INED), Henri Leridon (INED), France Meslé (INED), Dorota Stala (City Bank/Kuala Lumpur), Ewelina Słotwińska-Rosłanowska (Université de Varsovie), Laurent Toulemon (INED), Hania Zlotnik (UNPD), Mary Ellen Zuppan (UIESP), Goran Penev (DemoBalk), Byron Kotzamanis (DemoBalk)


Demopaedia is a project begun in 2005 by the French National Committee of the IUSSP to make accessible on the web the Multilingual Demographic Dictionaries produced by the United Nations and IUSSP between 1953 and 1987. The IUSSP Council approved Demopaedia, as an official IUSSP scientific activity in 2012.  


The project’s  current objective is to update and standardize all the language versions and create new language versions ( Thai, Indonesian, Nepalese, and Korean, etc). The project now covers 18 languages : Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. Currently anyone can create a multilingual index of terms in 10 different languages and a dictionary in 18 different languages at the following website IUSSP members can sign up to participate in standardizing and updating the language versions on the Demopaedia website at .


Ultimately the goal is to create an Open Population Encyclopaedia where members can continually update and improve information that can be used for teaching and to inform students and the public about demography and the population sciences.