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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 24, June 2014
In this issue: New newsletter, new website, new Council ● 2017 Conference in Cape Town ● Busan Conference Report ● 2014 Laureate ● 2015 Laureate nominations ● New Panels ● Call for new Panel proposals ● Calls for Papers ● Seminar reports ● Seminar papers ● Recent Publications ● Online Distance Learning ● Job opportunities ● Calendar ● Membership news 

New newsletter
After a long interruption, we are pleased to send you issue 24 of the IUSSP Bulletin. The new IUSSP Bulletin will now be sent out to members by email as an electronic newsletter. This will ensure you receive timely information and allow us to distribute the newsletter more frequently as we have eliminated the time and cost of printing and sending the newsletter by post. We will also be able to provide you with more information. Just click on the links to read full articles or find more information posted on the IUSSP website.
New Council 
The new Council and officers held their first meeting on
30 and 31 January of this year. The main decisions concerned the acceptance of South Africa’s bid to host the next IUSSP Conference in Cape Town in 2017 and the creation of several new Panels. Read the article written by France Meslé the new Secretary General and Treasurer.
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New website
The new website went public in March 2013 and the Secretariat has been gradually adding more information of interest to members and those working in the population field. New features include an enhanced membership directory search and more complete member profile pages. You can now search for colleagues in the IUSSP Member Directory by institution, fields of study and areas of specialization, as well as other criteria. Update your personal member profile page adding information about your research interests, publications, and links to your personal page. You can even upload your full curriculum vitae.
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International Population Conference
South African proposal for IPC 2017
At the 2013 IUSSP General Assembly, South Africa and India proposed to host the 28th International Population Conference in 2017. Based on a very detailed proposal submitted by South Africa, the IUSSP Council decided to accept their proposal to host the conference in Cape Town.
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2013 Busan Conference report
The 27th International Population Conference held in Busan, Korea, from 26 to 31 August 2013 brought together over 2,100 population scientists, students and policy makers from 106 countries. The conference was an opportunity for them to present their research and exchange on population issues .
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IUSSP Laureate Award
2014 Laureate
Thérèse Locoh, an active member of the IUSSP since 1965, has been elected the 2014 IUSSP Laureate for her important contributions to demographic research on family, fertility, and gender in Africa. The Laureate Ceremony will take place at the European Population Conference, Budapest, Saturday 28 June 2014 at 11:00 am.
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2015 Laureate nominations 
Would you like one of your colleagues to be honoured for their decisive contribution to the advancement of demography and population research? Do not hesitate to round up support and propose a nomination for the 2015 IUSSP Laureate award. The letter of nomination and all supporting documents should be sent to the IUSSP Secretariat by 15 October 2014.
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IUSSP Panels
Three new IUSSP Panels
Three new Panels were created at the last Council meeting: 
Call for new Panel proposals
The IUSSP Council also decided to organize a second call for new Panel proposals, with a focus on nine priority topics. Selected Panels will begin their activities in 2015. - Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2014
(Read the call for new Panel proposals).
Calls for Papers
IUSSP Calls for papers
  • International Seminar on Separation, Divorce, Repartnering and Remarriage around the World, Montreal, Canada, 4-6 May 2015 (IUSSP Scientific Panel on Nuptiality) - Deadline for submissions extended to 15 September 2014
Other Calls for Papers
  • Third Asian Population Association Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27-30 July 2015 - Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2014
  • International Seminar: Building an evidence base for active ageing policies: Active Ageing Index and its potential, Brussels, 16–17 April 2015 - Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2014
  • Call for Dissertation Manuscripts: African Dissertation Series Vol 2 (African Population Studies) - Deadline for applications: 30 December  2014

IUSSP Seminars and Workshops
Seminar reports
Reports from seminars and workshops are posted on the IUSSP website. The most recent reports are:
Seminar papers
Papers presented at IUSSP seminars are accessible to members on the website in “working papers” (login required).

The most recent seminars are:
  • Demographic Differential Vulnerability to Natural Disasters in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation
  • International Cyberseminar: Family demography: Advancing knowledge about intergenerational relationships and exchanges in low and middle-income countries
  • International Seminar: Is access enough? Understanding and addressing unmet need in Family Planning
    (read more , login required)
Cyberseminar on Family Demography
In January 2014, the IUSSP Panel on Family Demography in Developing Countries, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, organized the first of three planned international cyberseminars entitled ‘Family demography: Advancing knowledge about intergenerational relationships and exchanges.’ Papers, discussion forums and videos are avilable on the University of Southampton website.
Recent Publications
Moultrie TA, RE Dorrington, AG Hill, K Hill, IM Timæus and B Zaba (eds). 2013. Tools for Demographic Estimation. Paris: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
Special Issues in peer-reviewed journals 
  • Special issue on Unmet Need for Family Planning, in Studies in Family Planning, Volume 45, Issue 2, June 2014 (free online).
  • Special section on ‘Rural-Urban Linkages and the Impact of Internal Migration in Asian Developing Countries’ in Asian Population Studies, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2013. 
  • Special issue on Youth Migration and Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Volume 648, Issue 1, July 2013.

Online Distance Learning
Tools for Demographic Estimation
Together in one place, and in a user-friendly style, key methods used by demographers everywhere to measure demographic parameters from limited and defective data. At the end of 2013, the website had 2,705 visitors from 147 countries accounting for 4,753 visits; 354 downloads of the full PDF document were registered. Translation of the materials into French was begun at the end of 2013.
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Population Analysis for Policies and Programmes
Modules 1-3 of Population Analysis for Programs and Policy is now available on the IUSSP website and Module 4. "Demographic Analysis: Applications and Extensions to demography and health, fertility and family planning will soon be available." 
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 Job opportunities

Employment announcements

  • Director, Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). - Deadline for applications: 21 July 2014.
  • Assistant/Associate Professor Level Position at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Deadline for applications: 25 July 2014.

Research grants and post-docs

  • Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in aging research at the MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS), at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany) - Deadline for applications: 25 July 2014.
  • Visiting Fellowship for African Researcher: John C Caldwell Endowment for Population, Health and Development, Australian National University (ANU) - Deadline for applications: 31 July 2014.

Forthcoming IUSSP seminars
  • Early Life Conditions and Socio-Economic Outcomes, Lund, Sweden, 20-21 October 2014
  • Promoting Postpartum and Post-abortion Family Planning: Challenges and Opportunities, Cochin, India, 11-13 November 2014
  • Separation, Divorce, Repartnering and Remarriage around the World, Montreal, Canada, 4-6 May 2015
Other forthcoming conferences
  • European Population Conference 2014, Budapest, Hungary, 25-28 June 2014
  • VI Conference of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP), Lima, Peru, 12-15 August 2014
  • Chaire Quetelet 2014 – Fertility, childlessness and the family: A pluridisciplinary approach, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 5-7 November 2014
  • Third Asian Population Association Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27-30 July 2015

Membership News
2013 Annual Report
The 2013 Annual Report of the Union is available here.
Member donations
(see the list of members who made a donation in 2013)
New members
We are pleased to welcome 317 new members and 277 new student associates who joined the Union in 2013. 
(see the list of new members)

In Memory

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