In this issue: First Council meeting ● New Constitution ratified ● Membership dues and profiles ● IUSSP Laureate ● Data Revolution activities ● Seminars and workshops ● IUSSP statement at 51st session of the CPD ● International Population Conference ● News from the members ● What is demography? ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Training opportunities ● Job opportunities ● Calendar
First meeting of the new Council 2018-2021
The first meeting of the new IUSSP Council took place at INED, in Paris, on 20-21 March 2018. The Council focused mainly on how to restructure IUSSP activities to better serve the needs of members and to better address emerging issues of scientific and policy importance. It made several decisions that will take effect in the coming days.
New IUSSP Constitution ratified
The Constitutional amendments presented at and approved by the General Assembly in Cape Town were ratified by the membership: 89% of the votes were cast in favour of the amendments. The participation rate was just over 50%. The new IUSSP Constitution is effective as of 1 January 2018.
Membership dues and member profiles
With a whole new set of members who joined to attend the 2017 conference (45% new members and student associates since the Call for Papers was first advertised) and the decisions made by the new Council, it is timely to provide an overview of the membership fee structure and various discounts, including new attractive options.
2018 Laureate – Bob McCaa
The IUSSP Council has elected Bob McCaa as the 2018 IUSSP Laureate. The Laureate ceremony will take place during the PAA 2018 Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Denver Downtown (1550 Court Place) on Wednesday 25 April starting at 5:30 pm in Governor’s Square 12. Save the date!
Data Revolution activities
Bayesian Small Area Estimation at PAA 2018
This Two-Day Short Course on Bayesian Small Area Estimation using Complex Survey Data – Methods and Applications will be held at the PAA 2018 Annual Meeting in Denver, United States, 24-25 April 2018, 9am-5pm, facilitated by Sam Clark (The Ohio State University), Zehang Li and Jon Wakefield (University of Washington).
Demographic Research in the Digital Age at PAA 2018
The Research workshop on Demographic Research in the Digital Age will be held at the PAA 2018 Annual Meeting in Denver, United States, on 25 April 2018, from 1 to 5 pm., facilitated by Emilio Zagheni (University of Washington), Francesco Billari (Bocconi University) and Guy Abel (Shanghai University), with Dennis Feehan (UC Berkeley) as keynote speaker.
Bayesian Small Area Estimation at APA 2018
The course provided at PAA 2018 on "Bayesian Small Area Estimation using Complex Survey Data: Methods and Applications" will also be given at the 2018 Asian Population Association Conference, in Shanghai, China, 10-11 July, facilitated by Sam Clark (The Ohio State University) and Zehang Li (University of Washington).
Seminars and workshops
International Seminar on Pandemics
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography organized an International Seminar on Pandemics: Reflections on the Centennial of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Virus in Madrid, Spain, 27-29 November 2017, preceded by a training workshop on quantitative approaches to influenza and mathematical modelling of pandemic infectious diseases.
People and Pixels Revisited
The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) a very successful cyberseminar from 20 to 27 February 2018 on "People & Pixels Revisited: 20 years of progress and new tools for population-environment research", which focused on ways that social science researchers have used remote sensing data to answer research questions, especially related to land use and land cover and their drivers, but also health and poverty. Access complete set of 11 expert statements (4-5 page overviews) as well as an overview webinar featuring all the panel contributions (1 hour duration).
IUSSP & the United Nations
IUSSP statement at 51st session of the CPD
IUSSP’s Written Statement to the 51st session of the Commission on Population and Development in New York, 9-13 April 2018, is now available on the Population Division’s website under Agenda item 3. The statements are available in English (original version), French, and Spanish.
International Population Conference
IPC2017 Conference Report and Survey
The final IPC2017 Conference Report and Survey report are now available. These documents were added to the documents listed at the beginning of the previous article on the conference highlights.
News from the members
Members’ new publications
- Why Demography Matters, by Danny Dorling and Stuart Gietel-Basten.
- Migration and Environmental Change in the West African Sahel. Why Capabilities and Aspirations Matter, by Victoria van der Land.
- Egyptian Female Labor Force Participation and the Future of Economic Empowerment, by Huda Alkitkat.
- La famille à distance. Mobilités, territoires et liens familiaux, edited by Christophe Imbert, Éva Lelièvre and David Lessault.
- Dynamic Demographic Analysis, edited by Robert Schoen.
- A Longitudinal Approach to Family Trajectories in France. The Generations and Gender Survey, edited by Arnaud Régnier-Loilier.
New IUSSP members
Nine new members and 27 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018.
On the IUSSP website
What is demography?
There are various ways of defining demography… For its website, the IUSSP decided to ask three of its distinguished members – Peter McDonald and Jacques Vallin, Honorary Presidents and Emily Grundy, former Secretary General – to give us their own definition.
Regional population associations
PAA 2018 in Denver, 26-28 April
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) will be held in Denver, United States 26-28 April. The IUSSP will have a booth and will organize two preconference workshops as well as a special session on 25 April for its 2018 Laureate Bob McCaa.
EPC2018 in Brussels, 6-9 June
The 2018 European Population Conference (EPC 2018) of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) will be held in Brussels, Belgium, 6-9 June 2018 on the theme “Population, Diversity and Inequality.” Registration for the conference is now open. Early bird fees are only available until 1 April 2018.
2018 APA Conference, Shanghai, 11-14 July
The 4th Asian Population Association (APA) Conference will take place in Shanghai, China, 11-14 July 2018. Access the Conference website to read more on the programme, schedule and key dates (e.g. early bird registration fee until 15 May).
Share your research data on adolescents
The Population Council recently launched The Girl Innovation, Research, & Learning (GIRL) Center, a global research and thought leadership hub that generates, synthesizes, and translates evidence on adolescent girls. The GIRL Center is building an Adolescent Data Hub, a global portal where researchers and organizations can share and gain access to high-quality data on adolescents and young people.
2nd John Caldwell Memorial Lecture at IASSH
The second Professor John Caldwell Memorial Lecture was organized during the 15th annual conference of the Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) on 17 November, 2017 in Hyderabad, India. Prof. S. Parasuraman (Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai) delivered the lecture on the theme – “Can India be a hope for the troubled world?”.
Open Access book: Contested Childhoods
Contested Childhoods: Growing up in Migrancy. Migration, Governance, Identities, edited by Marie Louise Seeberg and Elzbieta M. Gozdziak, is an open access book selected by Choice magazine as an outstanding academic title for 2017. Migrancy as a social space allows majority populations to question the capabilities of migrants, and is a space in which an increasing number of children are growing up...
N-IUSSP's recent articles
- Internal migration and spatial de-concentration of population in Latin America, by Jorge Rodriguez Vignoli and Francisco Rowe.
- The rights of homosexual families in Europe: the LawsAndFamilies database, by Arianna Caporali and Marie Digoix.
- Age, gender, alcohol, and traffic accidents in Brazil, by Luciana Conceição De Lima and Valdeniz Da Silva Cruz Júnior.
- Summertime, and the livin’ is easy … and longer, by Tina Ho and Andrew Noymer
- Retirement timing and grandparenthood in Sweden, by Linda Kridahl. Thinking about the future: the four billion question, by Massimo Livi Bacci.
- Global population, development aspirations and fallacies, George Martine.
- Relationship stability is important for abortion decisions in Finland, by Heini Väisänen.
- Older immigrants’ living arrangements in the U.S. and sending countries, by Zoya Gubernskaya and Zequn Tang.
- Dementia risk on the rise as old-age life expectancy increases, by Ezra Fishman.
- All U.S. states are becoming more racially diverse… for now, by Barrett A. Lee, Michael J.R. Martin, Stephen A. Matthews and Chad R. Farrell.
- 30 years of experience of the two-child policy in Yicheng, China, by Yu Qin and Fei Wang.
IUSSP calls for papers
- International Seminar on Incidence and Safety of Abortion: New Evidence and Improvements in Measurement, Accra, Ghana, 3-5 December 2018. Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2018.
Other calls for papers
- 13th Population Association of Southern Africa Conference, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 16-20 July 2018. Deadline for submissions: 26 March 2018.
- NCCR LIVES Best Paper Award 2018. Deadline for submissions: 12 April 2018.
- International PhD Workshop on Migration and Integration, Berlin, Germany, 3-4 July 2018. Deadline for submissions: 20 April 2018.
- British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) Conference 2018, University of Winchester, United Kingdom, 10-12 September 2018. Deadline for submissions: 24 April 2018.
- Special Issue of Population and Environment on “Theoretical and Methodological Advances in Environmental Decision-Making Research.” Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2018.
- Fertility across time and space: Data and research advances, Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2018, 3rd Human Fertility Database Symposium, Vienna, Austria, 5-7 December 2018. Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2018.
- Barcelona Summer of School of Demography, Bercelona, Spain, 18-27 June 2018. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018.
- Bayesian Small Area Estimation using Complex Survey Data - Methods and Applications, side event at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the PAA, Denver, United States, 24-25 April 2018. Deadline for applications: 1 April 2018.
- Demographic Research in the Digital Age, side event at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the PAA, Denver, United States, 25 April 2018. Deadline for applications: 1 April 2018.
- Bayesian Small Area Estimation using Complex Survey Data - Methods and Applications, side event at the 2018 APA Conference, Shanghai, China. Deadline for applications: 1 April 2018.
- Life Table and Decomposition Analysis for Population Health Research (using R) at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock, Germany, Deadline for applications: 10 April 2018.
- European Doctoral School of Demography 2018/2019. Deadline for applications: 15 April 2018.
- Two-week intensive course on "Matrix Approaches to Health Demography" at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock, Germany, 5-16 November 2018. Deadline for applications: 15 August 2018.
- ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Deadline for applications: 23 March 2018.
- MSCA Fellow - Demography of historical influenza pandemics Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, OsloMet, Oslo, Norway. Deadline for applications: 30 March 2018.
- Assistant Professor Population Studies, University of Groningen. Deadline for Applications: 31 March 2018.
- Director of International Research. Guttmacher Institute. Deadline for Applications: 31 March 2018.
- 4-year PhD Position: "Social Inequalities, Child Development and Longitudinal Research" Trinity College Dublin. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018.
- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Demography and Population Studies. University of Cape Town, South Africa. Deadline for Applications: 2 April 2018.
- 2-3 highly qualified Post-Docs / Research Scientists to join the newly established Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Deadline for applications 8 April 2018.
- University of Southampton. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship opportunity for MSc Demography. Deadline for applications: 10 April 2018.
- The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Third-Party Funding Manager. Deadline for applications: 22 April 2018.
- 3 doctoral students at the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), Paris, France. Deadline for applications: 18 April 2018.
- UNFPA: Technical Specialist, GRID3 Project, Population Data for Development, Kinshasa, Congo, DR. Deadline for applications: 12 April 2018.
- UNFPA: Technical Specialist, GRID3 Project, Population Data for Development, Johannesburg, East and Southern Africa Regional Office. Deadline for applications: 12 April 2018.
- Assistant or Associate Professor and Postdoctoral Researchers in Migration at Shanghai University. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2018.
Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events
- IUSSP Seminar on New and Emerging Family Forms around the World, Barcelona, Spain, 21-23 March 2018.
- IUSSP Short course on Bayesian Small Area Estimation using Complex Survey Data: Methods and Applications, Denver, United States, 24-25 April 2018.
- IUSSP workshop on Demographic Research in the Digital Age, Denver, United States, 25 April 2018.
- Pre-PAA African Population, Environment and Health Mini-Conference at CU Boulder, Boulder, United States, 25 April 2018.
- 2018 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Denver, United States, 26-28 April 2018.
- Workshop on Climate-Migration-Health with a focus on trapped populations, Boulder, United States, 17-18 May 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 June 2018.
- 6th Migration Conference (TMC 2018), Lisbon, Portugal, 26-28 June 2018.
- IUSSP Short course on Bayesian Small Area Estimation using Complex Survey Data - Methods and Applications, Shanghai, China, 10-11 July 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.
- 13th Population Association of Southern Africa Conference, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 16-20 July 2018.
- Australian Population Association Conference, Darwin, Australia, 18-20 July 2018.
- XVIII World Economic History Congress - WEHC 2018, Boston, United States, 29 July-3 August 2018.
- 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18-23 August 2018.
- XXe Colloque de l'AIDELF 2018, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique, 28-31 August 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 September 2018.
- VIII International Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP), Puebla, Mexico, 23-26 October 2018.
- European Consortium for Sociological Research 2018 Conference, Paris, France, 29-31 October 2018.
- IUSSP Seminar on Incidence and Safety of Abortion: New Evidence and Improvements in Measurement, Accra, Ghana, 3-5 December 2018.
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