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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 42, Dec 2018

In this issueUrban Family Planning Project ● Site visit to Hyderabad ● 2018 ALAP Conference in Mexico ● Uncertainty and Complexity of Migration ● Migration-Climate-Health Cyberseminar ● Demographic Dividend Calculator ● Policy & Research Paper on Migration ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls ● Job opportunities ● Calendar

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

Urban Family Planning Project

IUSSP Panel session at ICFP2018

The IUSSP organized a panel session on "Family planning, fertility and urban welfare in the rapidly growing cities of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: Policy Implications" during the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda on 14 November 2018.

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Urban FP Research Fellowship Workshop

Congratulations to the 11 semi-finalists selected for a Fellowship on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development, who were invited to attend activities organized around the ICFP 2018 in Kigali.

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Call for Proposals: 2nd Round of Fellowships

The Call for Proposals is now available for the 2nd round of fellowships for early career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to produce policy-relevant evidence on family planning and fertility in cities and towns and their links to urban welfare.

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IUSSP Collaboration with TCI

The IUSSP Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development was invited to participate in a Pre-Conference on "Transforming Cities and Saving Lives: Making the Case for Urban Reproductive Health" organized by The Challenge Initiative (TCI) on 11-12 November 2018 in Kigali at the Lemigo Hotel.

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International Population Conference

Site visit to Hyderabad

Planning for the 2021 International Population Conference in Hyderabad has begun. IUSSP Secretary General Nico Van Nimwegen and Mary Ellen Zuppan (Executive Director) joined Shireen Jejeebhoy (IUSSP Vice President) for a site visit to Hyderabad in September.

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ALAP Conference

2018 ALAP Conference in Mexico

The Latin American Association of Population (ALAP) held its 8th population conference from 23 to 26 October 2018 at the verdant campus of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla, Mexico. The conference focused this year on the theme “Population and Sustainable Development: Public policy and advances in sociodemographic estimation”. The IUSSP organized one of the semi-plenary sessions and participated in several other sessions during the Conference

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IUSSP Panel Activities

New panels created

Following the call for new Panel proposals, the IUSSP Council accepted nine of the proposals, in addition to the three established earlier this year. Most of these new Panels, which are at different stages of their development, are listed online. All the new panels should begin their activities in 2019, replacing Panels whose mandates end in 2018.

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Uncertainty and Complexity of Migration

The Workshop on Uncertainty and Complexity of Migration took place in London, at the British Academy, on 20-21 November 2018. It was was organized by Jakub Bijak (University of Southampton), member of the IUSSP Panel on Microsimulation and Agent-Based Modelling in Demography. It had two aims: summarise the state of the art in addressing the complexity and uncertainty of migration through formal modelling, and discuss the best ways for modelling migration, directions for data collection, and conditions for making the modelling useful for policy support.

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Migration, Climate, Health

The IUSSP Panel on Migration-Climate-Health hosted a cyberseminar through the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) from 12 to 16 November 2018. As environmental pressures intensify in many regions of the globe, the connections between migration and health will likely become all the more important and solid research will be required to inform policy response. Overview and background papers, as well as the cyberseminar’s online postings are available on the PERN website.

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Francophone Network

Demographic Dividend Calculator

The Network for Strengthening Demographic Training in Francophone Africa (FraNet) has developed an application to calculate the economic and education dividends in Africa using a decomposition method. For a given country, the graphs show the window of opportunity of the demographic dividend and the correlation between the fall in fertility and the observed change at a given date. The user can enter his own data to produce the corresponding tables and graphs.

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Recent Publications

The IUSSP has resumed its Policy & Research Papers series with a new issue (#24)

This paper contributes to the agenda for improving the evidence base on international migration. It was written in the framework of IUSSP’s Ad Hoc Panel on “Strengthening migration data and research, in the context of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration”. 

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News from the members

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue honoured for accomplishments in science and public policy

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, IUSSP Council member and chair and professor in the Cornell University’s Department of Development Sociology, received the Outstanding Accomplishments in Science and Public Policy Award. Eloundou-Enyegue's scientific work addresses the implications of demographic change for socioeconomic development and inequality, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Alex Ezeh receives TWAS 2018 Prize for Social Sciences

Alex Chika Ezeh, former IUSSP Council member and long-time Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), was awarded the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2018 Prize for Social Sciences for his contribution to demographic studies of African population, health and education.

Members’ new publications

  • A Fraught Embrace. The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa, by Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins.
  • Le monde privé des femmes. Genre et habitat dans la société française, edited by Anne Lambert, Pascale Dietrich-Ragon, and Catherine Bonvalet.

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New IUSSP members

Seventeen new members and 30 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 September and 1 December 2018.

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In Memory

Dominique Waltisperger (1946-2018).

Fernando Rajulton (1945-2018)


Regional population associations

PAA 2019 travel, and registration info

The Population Association of America’s annual meeting (PAA 2019) will be held in Austin (Texas) from 10 to 13 April 2019.  Hotel, travel, and registration information is listed on the PAA website. Note that some preconference workshops begin on 9 April.

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2019 African Population Conference in Kampala

The 8th African Population Conference, organized by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), will take place in Kampala, Uganda, 18-22 November 2019. UAPS has developed a level-based sponsorship offer that can be tailored to the needs of potential sponsors. See important dates.

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2020 European Population Conference in Padova

The next European Population Conference (EPC 2020), organized by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) will convene in Padova, Italy, 24-27 June 2020. Reserve these dates and join your colleagues to discuss the latest developments in the broad and interdisciplinary field of population studies! Don’t miss a vibrant conference in a beautiful historical setting in Italy.

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Other announcements

POPGRID Data Collaborative - new tools for data comparison

The POPGRID Data Collaborative brings together the major producers of gridded population and human settlement data, as well as key users and stakeholders, to coordinate efforts and better respond to user needs. POPGRID is pleased to announce the launch of a website that guides users on the products available and their characteristics (including comparison tables), and a map tool that enables visual and quantitative comparisons among data sets.

Wellcome trust MSc scholarships at the LSE

The London School of Economics and Political Science’s MSc in Health and International Development programme will award a full scholarship to one student per year, for 3 years starting in 2019/20. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, these scholarships will support the very best students seeking a career in health-related social science research.

New GBD estimates on population and fertility

As part of the annual Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has released new estimates on population and fertility. This study, published 8 November in The Lancet presents the first estimates of population by location from 1950 to 2017 based on transparent data and analytical code.

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Recent articles

  • The Union and the study of population: 1947-1994, by Massimo Livi-Bacci.
  • Female political empowerment decreases mortality in developing countries, by Ross Macmillan, Naila Shofia and Wendy Sigle.
  • Is retirement detrimental to later-life cognition? by Irene Mosca and Robert E. Wright.
  • Even in Europe: population growth and climate change, by Hannes Weber.
  • In Sweden, women move to their partner’s home at union formation, by Maria Brandén and Karen Haandrikman.
  • Contrasting trends in centenarian lifespans in Denmark and Sweden, by Anthony Medford.
  • Counting excess under-5 female mortality in Indian districts, by Christophe z. Guilmoto and Nandita Saikia
  • The significance of age to the study of ethnic residential segregation, by Albert Sabater and Gemma Catney.
  • Disability prevalence among Hispanic immigrants in the US, by Mara Getz Sheftel and Frank W. Heiland.
  • Increasing (but insufficient?) optimism about future life expectancy, by Nico Keilman.
  • Holding Spanish students back a year: just how effective is it? by Alvaro Choi, María Gil, Mauro Mediavilla and Javier Valbuena
  • Do adults in urban sub-Saharan Africa experience lower mortality? by Ashira Menashe-Oren and Guy Stecklov

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IUSSP Calls for papers

  • IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference, Ann Arbor, United States, 27-29 June 2019. Deadline for submissions: 18 February 2019
  • International Seminar on Kinship and Reproduction in Past Societies, Minneapolis, United States, 22-23 August 2019. Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2019

Other calls for papers

  • 2nd Two Day International Conference on "Migration, Diaspora and Development: An Indian Perspective". Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinaga, India, 7-8 March 2019. Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2018
  • ASA 2019 Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, United States, 10-13 August 2019. Deadline for submissions: 9 January 2019
  • The Migration Conference 2019. Bari, Italy, 18-20 June 2019.Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2019
  • 34th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (IWSM2019). Guimarães, Portugal, 7-12 July 2019. Deadline for submissions: 10 February 2019
  • 5th Human Mortality Database Symposium. Harnack Haus, Berlin, Germany, 13-14 May 2019. Deadline for submissions: 17 February 2019
  • Conference on Gender Gaps in Health. Lake Como, Italy, 1-2 October 2019. Deadline for submissions: 24 February 20198

Training opportunities

  • Agent-Based Computational Modeling in Population Studies. MPIDR, Rostock, Germany, 24-28 June 2019. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2019

Job opportunities


  • Population Affairs Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening), UN Population Division (DESA), Population Estimates and Projections Section, New York, United States. Deadline for applications: 28 December 2018
  • G6 Information Systems Assistant, United Nations, New York, United States. Deadline for applications: 29 December 2018
  • Professorship in Demography (Non-tenure track), University of Rostock, Germany. Deadline for Applications: 31 December 2018
  • Fellowships, Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Deadline for applications: 31 December 2018
  • International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) Admission Notice for 2019-2020 Courses and Fellowships. Deadline for Applications: 4 January 2019
  • Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Sociology with focus on Quantitative Social Science Research Methods, University of Vienna, Austria, Deadline for Applications: 7 January 2019
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Research Fellow in Demography & Health. Deadline for applications: 9 January 2019
  • Faculty Associate, CUNY Institute for Demographic Research. Deadline for applications: 15 January 2019
  • 2 tenured researchers in Demography and associated disciplines,  French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France. Deadline for applications: 21 January 2019

Doctoral / Post-Doctoral Positions

  • Research Associate. University of Bristol. Deadline for applications: 3 January 2019
  • Doctoral Positions: "The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policy" (DYNAMICS), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Hertie School of Governance, Germany. Deadline for applications: 7 January 2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellows, Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University, Providence, RI, United States. Deadline for applications: 11 January 2019


Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events

  • 10th Demographic Conference of "Young Demographers". Prague, Czech Republic, 7-8 February 2019 
  • IUSSP Seminar on Lifespan Extension with Varying Cause-of-death Trajectories in European Societies, Rauischholzhausen, Germany, 11-13 February 2019
  • Workshop on Automated Registration of Historical Population Registers: New Prospects and Possibilities. University of Lund, Sweden, 14 February 2019
  • 2nd Two-Day International Conference on "Migration, Diaspora and Development: An Indian Perspective". Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinaga, India, 7-8 March 2019
  • 2019 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA 2019). Austin, Texas, 10-13 April 2019
  • 5th Human Mortality Database Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 13-14 May 2019
  • 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13-15 June 2019
  • 6th Annual International Conference on Demography and Population Studies, Athens, Greece, 17-20 June 2019
  • The Migration Conference 2019, Bari, Italy, 18-20 June 2019
  • IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference, Ann Arbor, United States, 27-29 June 2019
  • ASA 2019 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, United States, 10-14 August 2019
  • IUSSP Seminar on Kinship and Reproduction in Past Societies, Minneapolis, United States, 22-23 August 2019
  • 8th African Population Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 18-22 Nov 2019 
  • European Population Conference (EPC 2020), Padova, Italy, 24-27 June 2020

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 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 2019. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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Publication Director: Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director

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