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IUSSP Bulletin  Issue 32, June 2016

In this issue:  IUSSP Council Meeting ● Survey of IUSSP members ● UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants ● IUSSP Laureate ceremony for Ron Lee ● Call for 2017 Laureate nominations ● Forthcoming Big Data training Workshops ● 2017 International Population Conference ● Towards the next generation of record-linkage studies ● Research workshop on social media and demographic research ● Registering and counting the population ● Communicating on the demographic dividend in Africa ● Demographic data in sub-Saharan Africa & the SDGs ● N-IUSSP's most recent articles ● 2015 annual report ● UN Population Award ● Members’ new publications ● Regional population associations ● Calls for Papers ● Calls for Applications ● Other Announcements ● Job opportunities ● Calendar

IUSSP Council meeting

An IUSSP Council meeting was held in Washington, D.C on 2-3 April 2016, just after the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). In addition to reporting on the year's activities, the Council discussed two major issues: the preparation of the next International Population Conference, to be held in Cape Town from 29 October to 4 November 2017, and the future prospects of the Union, given the increasing difficulty in raising funds. (Read more)

Survey of IUSSP members

It seems like this time of year is survey time with several associations sending out membership surveys. We hope you won’t mind filling out one more. This survey will better inform our consultants’ review of IUSSP’s business plan. Before making their recommendations, they want to hear IUSSP members’ views about how IUSSP should evolve and improve its services to the population community. The survey was sent out to all current and past members via Survey Monkey on June 17th.  The survey takes 5-10 minutes to fill out. Please reply as soon as possible. (Read more)

UN General Assembly Summit on large movements of refugees and migrants

The UN General Assembly will host a High-level Meeting on 19 September 2016 to address large movements of refugees and migrants. In preparation for the 19 September Summit, informal hearings with civil society will be held on 18 July. IUSSP has been selected as one of the 25 organizations to serve on the Steering Committee. To learn more about this meeting, its aims, and how to register to attend or speak…   
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IUSSP Laureate

IUSSP Laureate award ceremony for Ron Lee

The Laureate award ceremony, featuring a Symposium on Ronald Lee's Contributions to Demography with presentations by David Lam, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks and Andrew Mason, took place at 2016 PAA Annual Meeting.  (Read more)

Call for 2017 Laureate nominations

Would you like to see a mentor or colleague honoured for their decisive contribution to the advancement of demography and population research? If they are an IUSSP member, do not hesitate to round up support and propose a nomination for the 2017 IUSSP Laureate award. The letter of nomination and all supporting documents should be sent to the IUSSP Secretariat by 31 October 2016.  (Read more)

Forthcoming training workshops

Big Data training workshops at EPC and ALAP

  • Training workshop on Web, Social Media Data and Demographic Research at EPC2016, in Mainz, Germany, Wednesday, 31August 2016, 1:30-5:30pm. (Register here)
  • Training workshop on Web, Social Media Data and Demographic Research at the ALAP/ABEP 2016 conference, Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil, Monday 17 October 2016, 8:30am-1pm. (Registration and selection of participants will be handled by ALAP and ABEP.)

International Population Conference

Call for host country bids for IPC2021

Is your national population association or institution interested in hosting a future International Population Conference? This is a reminder that the deadline to submit a bid for the 2021 International Population Conference – 15 December 2016 – is coming soon. Preparing a comprehensive bid takes time; fortunately there are many sources of support. Please read a few tips on where to get help and how to prepare a good proposal. (Read more) 

On the road to Cape Town 2017

Preparation for the 2017 International Population Conference (IPC) continues. France Meslé and Mary Ellen Zuppan travelled to South Africa to meet with host country organisers to review preparations for the Conference. The trip coincided with the 5th ISIbalo Conference of African Young Statisticians, hosted and organized by Stats SA. (Read more)

Reports from IUSSP seminars & workshops

Towards the next generation of record-linkage studies

The IUSSP Panel on Innovations for Strengthening CRVS Systems organized an expert meeting in Washington, DC, on 4-5 April 2016, hosted by the World Bank: “Towards the next generation of record-linkage studies to advance data quality assessment of civil registration systems in low- and middle-income countries. (Read more)

Research workshop on social media and demographic research

The IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes also organized a Research Workshop on Social Media and Demographic Research - Applications and Implications in Cologne, Germany, on 17 May 2016, as a side event at the 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-16). (Read more)

Training workshop on social media and demographic methods

The IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes organized a Training Workshop on Social Media and Demographic Methods, in Washington, D.C., on 30 March 2016, as a side meeting at the 2016 PAA Annual Meeting. (Read more)

Registering and counting the population

The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography and the Department of Demography, NEPO-UNICAMP organized an international seminar on “Registering and Counting the Population – the production and exploration of census information from early modern times to the end of the 20th century”, in Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil, 19-21 May 2016. (Read more)

Communicating on the demographic dividend in Africa

The IUSSP Network on Strengthening Demographic Training in Francophone Africa (FraNet) organized a workshop on “Communicating on the demographic dividend in Africa for policy makers and journalists” in Mbalmayo, Cameroun, 24 mars 2016. (Read more)

Demographic data in sub-Saharan Africa & the SDGs

DEMOSTAF (Demography Statistics for Africa), the IUSSP & the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) organized a scientific workshop on 31 May 2016 in Paris, France entitled “The challenges of demographic data in Sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Its purpose was to give an overview of the challenges and identify levers to overcome these constraints. (Read more)


N-IUSSP's most recent articles

The N-IUSSP Editorial Committee warmly encourages members to submit articles. Recent articles include:

  • Migration background and parental leave uptake in Sweden, by Eleonora Mussino, Ann-Zofie Duvander.
  • How women in South Korea juggle work and family life, by Li Ma.
  • Growing education-related disparities in length of life in the US, by Isaac Sasson.
  • Does birth order affect earnings? Only temporarily, by Marco Bertoni and Giorgio Brunello.
  • Fertility in Western Europe: the role of religion, by Nitzan Peri-Rotem.
  • Son preference as a new twist in China’s low fertility, by Quanbao Jiang, Ying Li, and Jesus J. Sanchez-Barricarte.
  • Adolescent fertility in Latin America and the Caribbean, by Jorge Rodriguez Vignoli.

Membership news 

Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Activity and Financial Report is now available.  
(Download Report) 

UN Population Award

Carmen Barroso, Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), is the Laureate of the 2016 United Nations Population Award. The award is scheduled to be presented at the United Nations on 23 June.  (Read more)

New IUSSP members

Ten new members and 13 new student associates joined the IUSSP since March 2016. (Read more)

Members' activities and publications
Members' new publications

Recently added:  

  • Demographic trends in Canada and Australia: Special issue dedicated to Graeme Hugo, in Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 43, No. 1–2 (Spring/Summer) 2016. Guest Editors: Peter McDonald and Rod Beaujot.
  • Conflict, Insecurity and Mobility. Edited by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Jeffrey H. Cohen, and Pinar Yazgan.
  • Aplicaciones en Demografía. Edited by: B. Piedad Urdinola.
  • Słownik Demograficzny: the Dictionary of Demography. a Polish-English translation of Roland Pressat’s Dictionnaire de Démographie (1979), translated by Ewa Frątczak and Aneta Ptak-Chmielewska, published by Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie, Warszawa, 2014.

The IUSSP advertises members’ recent books and special issues on a dedicated web page and in its quarterly Bulletin. (Read more)

Regional population associations 
IUSSP at the 2016 PAA Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) was held in Washington, D.C., from 31 March to 2 April 2016. The IUSSP had a booth (shared with regional population associations) and organized its Laureate ceremony and two very well attended side meetings. (Read more)

2016 European Population Association

The 2016 European Population Conference will be held in the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany from 31 August to 3 September 2016. The IUSSP will hold a booth and advertise its 2017 Conference. The IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes will organize a training workshop on Web and social media for demographic research. (Read more)

2016 ALAP & ABEP Congress, Foz do Iguaçu

The VII Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will be held together with the XX Congress of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) from 17 to 22 October 2016 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. The IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes will organize a training workshop on Web and social media for demographic research. (Read more)

IUSSP calls for papers

  • IUSSP Seminar on Urban Health Transformations, Cambridge, UK, 11-12 July 2017. Deadline for submissions : 30 Sept 2016.
  • International Population Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 October-4 November 2017. Deadline for submissions: 15 Dec 2016.

Other calls for papers

  • International Workshop on Demography and Gender. Paris, France, 11 October 2016. Deadline for submissions: 11 July 2016.  
  • Workshop on Assimilation and Integration of Immigrants, Mannheim, Germany, 13-14 Oct 2016. Deadline for submissions: 1 Aug 2016. Deadline for applications: 1 August 2016.
  • Applied Demography Conference San Antonio, Texas, USA, 11-13 January 2017. Deadline for submissions: 31 Aug 2016.
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Special Issue: The Social and Economic Costs of Gender-Based Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes, Implications, and Policy Directions. Deadline for submissions: 1 Nov 2016.

Calls for Applications

  • 3rd KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population, Korea. Deadline for applications: 24 June 2016.
  • Database Course on the Use and Analysis of the Latin American Migration Project (LAMP) at the ALAP/ABEP Conference, Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil. Deadline for applications: 30 June 2016.
  • IUSSP Workshop on Web, Social Media Data and Demographic Research Workshop. Pre-Conference at the European Population Conference Mainz, Germany, 31 August 2016. Deadline for applications: 28 Aug 2016.
  • Advanced STATA: Programming and other techniques to make your life easier A 5 day course from the Population Studies Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Deadline for applications: 3 October 2016.
  • 2016 International Workshops at the U.S. Census Bureau

    - Understanding the Demographic Dividend. 12-16 Sept 2016.

    - CSPro Android for Intermediate Users. 19-30 Sept 2016.

    - Data Dissemination. 17-21 Oct 2016.

    - Introduction to Survey Sampling. 24 Oct-4 Nov 2016. 

Other calls

  • Call for Cyberseminar proposals: PERN is soliciting proposals from those interested in organizing cyberseminars around themes of relevance to this research community. We particularly welcome proposals from PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows. Proposals should be sent to by 31 July 2016. 

Other announcements 
Lives Best Paper Award 2016

In order to stimulate advances in the areas of vulnerability and life course studies, the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research LIVES (NCCR LIVES) encourages early career scholars to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2016. Deadline for applications: 31 July 2016. (Read more)

Margaret Levenstein named director of ICPSR

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) and the Governing Council of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) announced that Maggie Levenstein has been appointed as ICPSR’s next director. ICPSR is the largest archive of digital social science data in the world. (Read more)

In the era of transnational migration

The Mahidol Migration Center (MMC) will hold its 4th Regional Conference at the Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University, Salaya 28-30 June 2016. The theme of the conference, “In the Era of Transnational Migration”, incorporates a broad range of topics including trends in migration within and outside of the ASEAN region, social and economic aspects of migration, and regional and international migration policies. (Read more)

Job opportunities 
Employment announcements

  • Technical Advisor, Senior Statistician, Population & Development Branch, Technical Division, UNFPA. Deadline for Applications: 14 July 2016.
  • Five Researchers in Demographic Modeling and Migration, IIASA and Joint Research Centres (JRC) of the European Commission. Deadline for applications: 9 July 2016.
  • Chair of Excellence in Population Sciences. Bordeaux University. Deadline for Applications: 15 July 2016.
  • Two full time faculty positions. Western University, London, Ontario Canada. Deadline for applications: 15 September 2016

Research grants/fellowships/post docs

  • Doctorant·e en Sociologie. Université Laval, Canada. Deadline for applications: 24 June 2016.
  • PhD position at PRDH (Programme de recherche en démographie historique, Université de Montréal). Deadline for Applications: 30 June 2016. 

Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & events

  • IUSSP Seminar on Medication abortion: Availability and use, and impact on abortion safety and women’s health. Dakar, Senegal, 6-8 Jul 2016.  
  • IUSSP Workshop on Web, Social Media Data and Demographic Research, preconference workshop at the European Population Conference, Mainz, Germany, 31 Aug 2016. 
  • IUSSP Seminar on Causal Mediation Analysis in Health and Work, Rostock, Germany, 26-29 Sept 2016.
  • IUSSP Seminar on Linking Past to Present. Long-term perspectives on micro-level demographic processes. Kashiwa, Japan, 9-11 Dec 2016.
  • IUSSP International Seminar on Urban Health Transformations. Cambridge, United Kingdom, 11-12 Jul 2017.  

Other forthcoming conferences

  • XI ADEH Conference (Iberian Society of Historical Demography). Cádiz, Spain, 21-24 June 2016. 
  • XIX Colloque international de l’Aidelf. Strasbourg, France, 21-24 June 2016. 
  • XIII Reunión Nacional de Investigación Demográfica en México. Mexico City, Mexico, 22-24 June 2016.
  • Population-level fertility research: State of the art The 2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium. Berlin, Germany, 23-24 June 2016.
  • Family demography in Africa and post-2015 development agenda. Johannesburg, South Africa, 27-29 June 2016.
  • 4th Mahidol Migration Center Regional Conference “In the Era of Transnational Migration”, Mahidol University, Thailand, 28-30 June 2016.
  • Turkish Migration Conference 2016. Vienna, Austria, 12-15 July 2016.
  • ISA RC28 Summer Meeting, organized by the International Sociological Association, Bern, Switzerland, 29-31 August 2016.
  • 2016 European Population Conference. Mainz, Germany, 31 August-3 September 2016.
  • 2016 Annual Conference of the British Society for Population Studies. Winchester, United Kingdom, 12-14 September 2016.
  • 2016 Meeting of the European Society for Historical Demography (ESHD 2016). Leuven, Belgium, 21-24 September 2016. 
  • International Young Researchers' Conference: The impacts and challenges of demographic changes. Paris, France, 22-23 September 2016.
  • Connecting the Dots: Migration – Environment – Resilience, Bonn, Germany, 29-30 Sept 2016. 
  • International Workshop on Demography and Gender, Paris, France, 11 Oct 2016. 
  • Workshop on Assimilation and Integration of Immigrants, Mannheim, Germany, 13-14 Oct 2016. 
  • VII Conference of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) & XX ABEP Congress, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 17-21 October 2016. 
  • 42nd Quetelet Conference on Men’s perspective in unions, fertility and parenthood. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 9-10 November 2016. 
  • Australian Population Association 18th Biennial conference. Sydney, Australia, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2016.
  • Applied Demography Conference, San Antonio, Texas, United States, 11-13 Jan 2017.  

Submit your annoucements

Feel free to share news from your institution and region so that we can keep all IUSSP members informed about recent or forthcoming events and opportunities in the population field. IUSSP members are welcome to submit information on conferences, job openings, post-doctoral positions, and research grants for inclusion in the newsletter and IUSSP website. Please send the information and any photos to and remember to include important dates for application deadlines. Information should be sent by email or in a Word document so that it can be edited. For inclusion in the next Bulletin, please send information by 1 September 2016. We look forward to hearing from you soon.   

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