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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 41, Sept 2018
In this issue: IUSSP activities at the 4th Asian Population Association Conference ● IUSSP Panel Activities ● Data for Development activities ● Population Environment activities ● Call for Laureate nominations ● News from the members ● Secretariat news ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Job opportunities ● Calendar
IUSSP activities at the 4th Asian Population Association Conference
The IUSSP was present at the 4th Asian Population Association Conference in Shanghai, China 11-14 July 2018. The IUSSP held a booth and organized a pre-conference workshop and special sessions. For more details on the conference and plenary key notes read here.
At the invitation of the Asian Population Association, the IUSSP organized a well-attended session at the APA Conference on “Innovations in longitudinal and cross-national surveys” chaired by Nico van Nimwegen, IUSSP Secretary General.
The 4th Asian Population Association Conference was an opportunity for IUSSP to strengthen its ties with the population research community in China. The IUSSP met with Dr. Liu Hongyan and her team from the China Population and Development Research Center (CPDRC) along with Dr. Gu Danan from the UN Population Division and Zhao Yuan Dean of Nanjing Normal University, Ginling College.
The China Population and Development Research Center (CPDRC), the Centre for Family and Population Research, National University of Singapore, Nanjing Normal University, Ginling College, and the Asian Demographic Research Institute jointly organized with IUSSP a side meeting to promote the Mandarin version of Tools for Demographic Estimation.
IUSSP Panel Activities
The call for new Panel proposals closed on 15 September. Eleven proposals were submitted. These will be reviewed by the IUSSP Council during the month of October and the new panels should be operational beginning 2019.
Here is a brief update on the outcome of the Call for Proposals for research fellows, information on a new related Post-Doctoral Fellowship to be based at the University of Bristol, as well as details on upcoming activities at the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda in November.
Data for Development activities
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Big Data and Population Processes organized a workshop on Making Sense of Online Data for Population Research on 25 June 2018 in Stanford, California, as part of the 2018 International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM).
The Two-Day Short Course on Bayesian Small Area Estimation using Complex Survey Data: Methods and Applications was held in Shanghai, China, on 10 and 11 July 2018 at the 4th Asian Population Association Conference.
The Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) held a two-week training workshop from 18 to 29 June at the University of Cape Town. The workshop provided African scholars and students from various disciplines the opportunity to learn new quantitative methodologies related to digital trace data.
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 2019 IUSSP Laureate award.
News from the members
Stephen Matthews (Penn State) has joined Jeremy Porter (CUNY Brooklyn College) as co-editor of the Springer journal Spatial Demography, which publishes articles that stress the critical use and application of spatial concepts, data, measures and methods in demographic research. The journal publishes both substantive and methodological papers from across the discipline and its related fields (including economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, environmental science) and in applications ranging from local to global scale.
The 2017 Gérard Parizeau Award was bestowed to Jacques Légaré, Emeritus Professor of Demography at the University of Montreal, in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the understanding of the demography of Quebec and Canada, and more specifically, the economic and social impacts of population ageing.
Ten new members and 27 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 June 2018 and 1 September 2018.
Basia Zaba (1949–2018).
Regional population associations
The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) announces that the 8th African Population Conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda, 18-22 November 2019. Read the concept note on the conference theme: “Harnessing Africa's Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond”.
The next Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) will take place in Austin, Texas, 10-13 April 2019. The deadline for abstract submissions closed on 16 September 2018. Congratulations to former IUSSP Council member Eileen Crimmins, who was elected PAA President for 2020. (Read more)
The 4th Asian Population Conference took place in Shanghai, China, 11-14 July 2018 at Shanghai University. The conference brought together 426 international participants from 34 countries and 125 Chinese participants from academic institutions, government agencies, NGOs and private sectors. The IUSSP was present with a booth and a number of activities. See Conference website, book of abstract and photo gallery.
AIDELF and the Chaire Quetelet jointly organized this year from 28 to 31 August 2018 a conference on the theme “How do we age?”. Some 130 participants came together at the Aula Magna in Louvain-la-Neuve to listen to approximately 80 paper presentations and discuss ageing in its various dimensions and levels of analysis.
The United States Mortality DataBase (USMDB) provides period lifetable series by sex for US geographies (all Census Divisions, Census Regions, States and D.C.) for all years since 1959. It is freely accessible and the data can be downloaded upon a short registration process. The USMDB series will be updated as new data become available and expanded to include cause-of-death information and, possibly, county-level lifetables. (Read more)
China Population and Development Studies (CPDS) is a quarterly English academic journal focusing on China's population and development, hosted by the China Population and Development Research Center (CPDRC) and affiliated to the National Health Commission of China.
Springer and Population and Environment invite nominations for the 2019-2023 editorial board of the journal. This leading scientific journal in the fields of population and environmental studies publishes one volume of four issues per year. It is the sole social science journal focused on interdisciplinary research on social demographic aspects of environmental issues. Deadline for nominations: 30 Sept. 2018.
Are you conducting or interested in research on adolescents? In August, the Population Council’s Girl, Innovation, and Research Learning (GIRL) Center launched the Adolescent Data Hub, a unique global portal to share and access data on adolescents and young people living in low- and middle-income countries. (Read more)
The Sociology of Development section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) has established a Sociological Insights for Development Policy series to build bridges between development sociologists examining the social determinants and consequences of development and professionals engaged in formulating development policy and practice. (Read more and contribute a brief)
From 26-28 November 2018, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with UNFPA, will hold the Mid-Term Review of the Asian and Pacific Declaration on Population and Development in Bangkok. (Read more)
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