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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 38, Dec 2017
In this issueNew IUSSP Council ● IUSSP General Assembly ● Constitutional revision ● International Population Conference ● Data Revolution activities ● Francophone Network ● IUSSP statement on migration ● Recent publications ● IUSSP Laureate ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Training opportunities ● Job opportunities ● Calendar

The IUSSP Officers and Secretariat wish you all a happy holiday season and New Year!


New Council 2018-2021

Elections for the 2018-2021 IUSSP Council and for the 2021 Committee on Nominations were held this year from 30 July to 1 October 2017. A total of 979 of the 1,898 eligible members (51.6%) took part in this vote. The first Council meeting will take place in Paris, 20-21 March 2018.

(See elections results)


IUSSP General Assembly

The 28th IUSSP General Assembly was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 30 October and 1 November 2017. Secretary General and Treasurer France Meslé reported on activities and finances for the past four years. The General Assembly also confirmed the election of the Committee on Nominations and approved the Constitutional amendments.

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Constitutional revision – Vote before 31 Dec

Please help the IUSSP reach 50% participation by 31 December to avoid extending the vote for another period of 6 weeks. You can vote for or against  the revision... and if you do not know how to vote, please vote… and select abstain! The current participation rate is just over 42%. (A reminder with ballot information will be sent to members on the electoral list who have not yet voted).

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IPC 2017

Thank you all for making it a great IPC!

The IUSSP thanks all those who participated in making the XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town such a great success. Read or watch the highlights of the conference, access papers, see photos, and discover the preliminary results of the conference survey.

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IPC2021 Hyderabad

The IUSSP Council selected the bid submitted by the Indian Association for Study of Population to host the 2021 International Population Conference in Hyderabad, India. We are certain that our many Indian colleagues within the IUSSP will make this Conference another memorable event.

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Data Revolution activities

The IUSSP organized 3 preconference activities at IPC2017, hosted by the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. If you missed these workshops, note that several workshops on similar methods are to take place right before the 2018 PAA (26-28 April).


Bayesian Population Projections

The training course on Bayesian population projections: theory and practice, held on 28-29 October, was conducted by Adrian Raftery and Hana Ševčíková from the University of Washington.


Geospatial Demography

The seminar on Geospatial Demography: Combining Satellite, Survey, Census and Cellphone Data to Provide Small area estimates, held on 29 October, was run by Andy Tatem of the University of Southampton and director of WorldPop and Flowminder.


Digital Demography

The training workshop on Social Media, Big Data and Digital Demography, held on 29 October, was facilitated by Emilio Zagheni and Connor Gilroy from University of Washington.


Francophone Network

FraNet at the IPC2017

20 members of the IUSSP Network for Strengthening Demographic Training in Francophone Africa (FraNet) attended and presented many papers at the XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, 29 Oct-3 Nov 2017.

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FraNet and the demographic dividend

The Francophone Network organized 2 side meetings at the IPC2017 in Cape Town, on 29 October 2017, in which they presented all their past and future activities related to the analysis of the demographic dividend in Africa.

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IUSSP & the United Nations

IUSSP statement on migration

In response to resolution 71/280, in which the General Assembly of the United Nations invited scientific and knowledge-based institutions to contribute to the preparatory process of elaborating the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, an IUSSP ad hoc panel prepared a statement to which IUSSP members were invited to contribute. The finalized statement, approved by the IUSSP Council, was submitted to the UN on 30 November.

(Read more)


Recent Publications

(based on IUSSP seminars)



IUSSP Laureate

Laureate Ceremony – José Miguel Guzmán

IUSSP President, Anastasia Gage presented the 2017 IUSSP Laureate Award to José Miguel Guzmán at the XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa on 30 October 2017.

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2018 Laureate Nominations

Would you like one of your colleagues to be honoured for their decisive contribution to the advancement of demography and population research? Round up support and propose a nomination for the 2018 Laureate award. Deadline for complete nominations is 15 January.

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News from the members

Members’ new publications

  • Demography of Refugee and Forced Migration, edited by Graeme Hugo, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi and Ellen Percy Kraly.
  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography, edited by: Zhongwei Zhao and Adrian Hayes.
  • Internal Migration in the Developed World: Are We Becoming Less Mobile?, edited by Tony Champion, Thomas Cooke and Ian Shuttleworth.
  • Special Issue on Highly Skilled Migration and Global Economic Recession, in Population, Space and Place, Volume 22, Issue 5, July 2016, pages 403–503, edited by Cristina Bradatan.
  • Special issue on The Science of Choice. Supplement to Population Studies, October 2017, edited by Frans Willekens, Jakub Bijak, Anna Klabunde and Alexia Prskawetz.
  • Ageing, Lifestyles and Economic Crises. The New People of the Mediterranean, edited by Thierry Blöss,Isabelle Blöss-Widmer, Elena Ambrosetti, Michèle Pagès and Sébastien Oliveau.

(Read summaries)


New IUSSP members

35 new members and 45 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 September and 30 November 2017.

(See list)


In memory


  • Dirk Jaspers (1954-2017)

 


Regional population associations

PAA 2018 in Denver, 26-28 April

Information on registration, travel, pre-meeting workshops, networking and mentoring events, and exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities is now available on the PAA 2018 website. Those who have been selected to present must register by 28 January 2018 to secure their spot in the programme.
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2018 ALAP Congress in Puebla, Mexico

The VIII International Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will take place in Puebla, Mexico, 23-26 October 2018. The main theme will be "Population and sustainable development: Public policies and developments in socio-demographic measurement."
Deadline for abstract submissions: 5 March 2018.

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Message from UAPS Secretariat

The UAPS Secretariat would like to remind its members to check and update their contact details online by logging into their UAPS account. In addition, the UAPS Secretariat would like to inform members that starting 2018, membership will expire when dues are unpaid for a year. To remain a UAPS member, pay in advance: when renewing membership, payment of 1 year’s dues will add 12 months to the end-date of the current membership.

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Other announcements

World Migration Report 2018

Since 2000, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been producing world migration reports to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues. Watch panel discussion and read related blog.

(Access the report as a whole or by separate chapters)


New European NTA and NTTA data

The European National Transfer Accounts (NTA) provide comprehensive and detailed age- and gender-specific economic data on income, transfers, consumption and saving in the year 2010 for 25 EU countries. National Time Transfer Accounts (NTTA) have also been set up based on time use data for 17 countries for services that are produced through unpaid work.

(Explore and download the new European NTA and NTTA data)


Population data visualisation competition

Australian Population Studies, a new open-access journal on Australian population issues, is pleased to announce a population data visualisation competition. Data visualisation is becoming increasingly significant in demography and the social sciences and the journal wishes to play a part in promoting and stimulating innovative and thought-provoking representations of population data. The competition is open to anyone anywhere in the world, though all data visualisations must relate to Australia. The winner will receive a $500 prize.

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European Young Researchers’ Award

The prize is dedicated to post-doctoral fellows with maximum 5 years of experience. The Award consists of a certificate, waiving the participation fee to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), a grant to cover travel and accommodation for the stay in the ESOF city and one year free EuroScience membership. The deadline is 30 January 2018.

(Read more)


PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships at LSHTM

ESRC-funded PhD scholarships are available at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to start in autumn 2018. (Deadline 9 January 2018) MRC-funded PhD studentships are also currently being advertised, to start in autumn 2018. (Deadline 14 January 2018) ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are now available and administered through the UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership. (Deadline 23 March 2018).

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N-IUSSP

N-IUSSP's recent articles

  • The pace of fertility decline in Sub-Saharan Africa, by David Shapiro and Andrew Hinde.
  • Parental leave uptake among migrant and native mothers in Belgium, by Tine Kil, Jonas Wood and Karel Neels.
  • Half the world’s population reaching below replacement fertility, by Tomas Frejka.
  • Smoking inequalities in France and the United States, by Fred Pampel, Damien Bricard, Myriam Khlat and Stéphane Legleye.
  • Women’s schooling, child mortality, and fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, by David Shapiro and Michel Tenikue.
  • The world in which the next 4 billion people will live, by Richard Grossman.
  • Poverty is falling faster for female-headed households in Africa, by Dominique van de Walle and Annamaria Milazzo.
  • Unstable union history linked to higher childhood mortality risk, by Laurie F. Derose.
  • The Icelandic Saga. Fertility in the midst of delayed family formation, by Ari Klængur Jónsson.
  • Are U.S. whites ‘hunkering down’ in racially-diverse cities and neighborhoods?, by Daniel T. Lichter, Domenico Parisi and Michael C. Taquino.
  • Migration reduces climate risk for many but not for all, by Martina Grecequet and Jessica Hellmann.
  • Immigrant receptivity and local area unemployment in the U.S., by Gordon F. De Jong, Deborah R. Graefe, Chris Galvan and Stephanie Howe Hasanali.

(Read articles)


Calls

Calls for Papers

  • International Conference on Social Identity and Health 4, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12-14 July 2018. Deadline for submissions: 4 Jan 2018.
  • Pre-PAA African Population, Environment and Health Mini-Conference, Boulder (Colorado), United States, 25 April 2018. Deadline for applications: 10 Jan 2018.
  • REVES@30: Past, Present, and Future Trends in Population Health, Ann Arbor (Michigan), United States, 30 May-1 June 2018. Deadline for submissions: 30 Jan 2018.
  • 6th Migration Conference (TMC 2018), Lisbon, Portugal, 26-28 June 2018. Deadline for submissions: 31 Jan 2018.
  • Conference on the Postponement of Parenthood, Villa Vigoni, Lake Como, Italy, 3-6 September 2018. Deadline for submissions: 15 Feb 2018.
  • 5th Annual International Conference on Demography and Population Studies, Athens, Greece, 18-21 June 2018. Deadline for submissions: 19 Feb 2018.
  • Special issue of the African Population Studies (APS) journal (APS Vol 32, no. 2, 2018) on “Investing in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH) in central African region.” Deadline for submissions: 28 Feb 2018.
  • The social impact of epidemics: A workshop marking 100 years of the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918, Oslo, Norway, 3-5 September 2018. Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2018.
  • Special Issue of Population and Environment on “Theoretical and Methodological Advances in Environmental Decision-Making Research.” Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2018.

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Training opportunities

  • BIGSSS-LIVES Winter School on Life Course, Bremen, Germany, 12-18 March 2018. Deadline for applications: 29 Dec 2017.
  • ECSR Spring School 2018 on Work, Employment and Inequality,  Turin, Italy, 19-23 March 2018. Deadline for applications: 4 Feb 2018.
  • Five-day intensive course on Causal Inference with Graphical Models, MPIDR, Rostock, Germany, 25-29 June 2018. Deadline for applications: 28 Feb 2018.
  • Rostock Retreat on Causality, MPIDR, Rostock, Germany, 2-4 July 2018. Deadline for applications: 28 Feb 2018.

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Job opportunities

Employment announcements

  • Director and Editor-in-Chief, Reproductive Health Matters (RHM). Deadline for Applications: 8 Jan 2018.
  • 2 tenured researchers in Demography and associated disciplines, French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED). Deadline for Applications: 18 Jan 2018

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Research grants/fellowship/post docs

  • Internship.Research Assistant - Social Sciences. U.N. Economic Commission for Africa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Deadline for applications: 30 Dec 2017.
  • Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB): 2 post-doctoral research fellows. 1 pre-doctoral research assistant. Deadline for applications: 31 Dec 2017.
  • PhD Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Deadline for applications: 31 Dec 2017.
  • PhD in Demography at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Deadline for applications: 8 Jan 2018.
  • ESRC PhD studentships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Deadline for applications: 9 Jan 2018.
  • MRC PhD studentship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Deadline for applications: 14 Jan 2018.
  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Deadline for applications: 23 March 2018.

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Calendar

Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events

  • 4th Alpine Population Conference (Alp-Pop 2018), La Thuile, Aosta Valley (Italy), 14-17 Jan 2018.
  • International Forum on Migration Statistics 2018, OECD, Paris, France, 15-16 Jan 2018.
  • 9th Demographic Conference of "Young Demographers, Prague, Czech Republic, 15-16 Feb 2018.
  • IUSSP Seminar on New and Emerging Family Forms around the World, Barcelona, Spain, 21-23 Mar 2018.
  • Pre-PAA African Population, Environment and Health Mini-Conference at CU Boulder, Boulder, United States, 25 Apr 2018.
  • 2018 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Denver, United States, 26-28 Apr 2018.
  • International Sociological Association (ISA) Joint Conference for RC06 (Family) & RC41 (Population). Singapore, 17-19 May 2018.
  • REVES@30: Past, Present, and Future Trends in Population Health, Ann Arbor (Michigan), United States, 30 May-1 June 2018.
  • European Population Conference 2018 (EPC 2018). Brussels, Belgium, 6-9 June 2018.
  • 5th Annual International Conference on Demography and Population Studies, Athens, Greece, 18-21 Jun 2018.
  • 6th Migration Conference (TMC 2018), Lisbon, Portugal, 26-28 June 2018.
  • XVIII World Economic History Congress - WEHC 2018, Boston, United States, 29 Jul-3 Aug 2018.
  • 4th Asian Population Association (APA) Conference. Shanghai, China, 11-14 July 2018.
  • International Conference on Social Identity and Health 4, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12-14 July 2018.
  • XXe Colloque de l'AIDELF 2018, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique, 28-31 Aug 2018.
  • Conference on the Postponement of Parenthood, Villa Vigoni, Lake Como, Italy, 3-6 September 2018.
  • 2018 World Social Science Forum. Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. 25-28 Sept 2018.
  • VIII International Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP), Puebla, Mexico, 23-26 October 2018.

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Submit your announcements

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 to contact@iussp.org and remember to include important dates for application deadlines (and photos when appropriate). 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 March 2018. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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