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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 43, March 2019

In this issueIUSSP Council and IOC meetings in New Delhi ● First Urban Family Planning Fellows ● Call for Proposals: 2nd Round of Fellowships ● Mortality Monitoring in the Era of the SDGs ● Incidence and Safety of Abortion ● Lifespan Extension with Varying Cause-of-death Trajectories ● Automated Registration of Historical Population Registers  PERN’s new Scientific Committee ●  2019 IUSSP Laureate Alberto Palloni ●  News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls ● Job opportunities ● Calendar


IUSSP Council and IOC meeting in Delhi

The IUSSP Council and the International and National Organizing Committees for the 2021 International Population Conference (IPC 2021) in Hyderabad held a series of productive meetings in New Delhi.

(Read more


Urban Family Planning

First Urban Family Planning Fellows

Congratulations to the first group of recipients of the fellowships for early career researchers working on family planning and fertility in urban areas.

(Read more about the projects selected)


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.
Deadline for submission of concept notes: 15 April 2019.

(Read more)


IUSSP Panel Activities

Mortality Monitoring in the Era of the SDGs

The workshop on Mortality Monitoring in the Era of the SDGs, held at MPIDR in Rostock, 11-13 December 2018, aimed to prepare recommendations for future work to improve mortality monitoring in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

(Read more)


Incidence and Safety of Abortion: New Evidence and Improvements in Measurement

The Seminar on Incidence and Safety of Abortion: New Evidence and Improvements in Measurement was held in Watamu, Kenya, 3-5 December 2018. Papers were presented on current research to adapt existing methods, develop new methods and test and compare methods—all as part of ongoing work to improve measurement of abortion incidence.

(Read more)


Lifespan Extension with Varying Cause-of-death Trajectories in European Societies

After seminars in New Delhi and Campinas and a session at IPC2017, the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Lifespan extension with Varying Cause-of-Death Trajectories concluded its work with this seminar focusing on Europe, held 11-13 February 2019 at the Castle of Rauischholzhausen.

(Read more)


Automated Registration of Historical Population Registers

The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography, in collaboration with the Centre for Economic Demography, Lund University, organized a workshop on 14 February 2019 on methods for automated text recognition with the aim of bringing together specialists who are working on large scale data digitization projects.

(Read more)


PERN’s new Scientific Committee

The work of the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) is guided by its Scientific Committee, composed of internationally recognized experts. PERN has recently updated its composition and elected a new chairperson: Dr. Raya Muttarak.

(See new SC membership)


IUSSP Laureate

Alberto Palloni - 2019 Laureate

The IUSSP Laureate Award ceremony will take place during the PAA 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas on Wednesday 10 April 2019 starting at 6:30 pm in Lone Star E at the JW Marriott Austin, 1550 Court Place. 

(Read more)


News from the members

Members’ new publications

  • Studies in the Sociology of Population. International Perspectives, edited by Jon Anson, Walter Bartl and Andrzej Kulczycki.
  • Penser le vieillissement en Méditerranée. Données, processus et liens sociaux, edited by Thierry Blöss and Isabelle Blöss-Widmer.
  • Family Demography in Asia. A Comparative Analysis of Fertility Preferences, edited by Stuart Gietel-Basten, John Casterline, and Minja Kim Choe.
  • Inégalités de santé à Ouagadougou. Résultats d’un observatoire de population urbaine au Burkina Faso, edited by Clémentine Rossier, Abdramane Bassiahi Soura and Géraldine Duthé.
  • Poverty as Ideology. Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas, by Andrew Martin Fischer.
  • The Indian Metamorphosis: Essays on Its Enlightenment, Education and Society, by Arup Maharatna

(Read summaries)


New IUSSP members

Eight new members and 37 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 December 2018 and 1 March 2019.

(See list)


In Memory

Véronique Hertrich (1963-2019).

Former IUSSP Council member (2010-2013), Véronique Hertrich passed away at age 55 on 18 February 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She had played a key role in the organization of the 2005 IUSSP Conference in Tours.


James Trussell (1949-2018)

Former IUSSP Council member (1998-2005) James Trussell sadly passed away on 26 December 2018 after a short illness. His career is tightly associated with the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, for which he served as director (1992-1998 and 2002-2011).


Regional population associations

2019 PAA Annual Meeting in Austin

The Population Association of America’s annual meeting (PAA 2019) will be held in Austin (Texas) 10-13 April 2019.  The IUSSP will organize its Laureate Award ceremony for Alberto Palloni on Wednesday 10 April 2019 starting at 6:30 pm in room Lone Star E.

(Read more)


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. The UAPS Council is seeking suggestions from UAPS members for sessions to appear in the Call for Papers. Deadline for submission: 31 March 2019.

(Read more)


Other announcements

2019 International Workshops at the U.S. Census Bureau

The Census Bureau’s International Programs work to fulfill the agency’s mission to share its expertise globally. The workshops organized at its headquarters in the Washington DC area builds the capacity of statistical professionals in conducting censuses and surveys throughout the world.

(See 2019 Workshop Schedule)


16th IASSH conference in New Delhi

On the occasion of the 16th Annual Conference of the Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) in New Delhi, India, 10-12 December 2018, Christophe Guilmoto (IRD) delivered the Third Dr. John Caldwell Memorial Lecture and Sonalde Desai (University of Maryland and NCAER) delivered the Fifth Dr K.E. Vaidyanathan Memorial Lecture.

(Read full report)


Call for Editor: Journal of International Migration and Integration

Springer invites nominations for the editorship of the Journal of International Migration and Integration (JIMI), a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original research papers and policy discussions that enhance the understanding of immigration, settlement and integration and that contribute to policy development. Deadline for nominations: 15 May 2019.

(Read more)


Online Applied Demography at Penn State

Penn State’s online Master of Professional Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Demography (APDEM) programs emphasize training in population data and analytical techniques. This unique program explores demographic concepts and provides real-world examples of applying demography to problems in business, government, health, academia and the non-profit sector. Applications for the Fall 2019 Semester are now open.

(Read more)


Lives Best Paper Award 2019

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 2019.
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2019.

(Read more)


N-IUSSP

Recent articles

  • Population aging and fiscal challenges in China, Feng Wang, Ke Shen and Yong Cai
  • The ‘Healthy Immigrant Effect’: the role of educational selectivity, Mathieu Ichou and Matthew Wallace
  • The rural-urban fertility gradient in the global South, Mathias Lerch
  • Gender gaps in life expectancy and alcohol consumption in Eastern Europe, Sergi Trias-Llimos and Fanny Janssen
  • The political responsibility for sexual and reproductive health and rights, Alaka Basu
  • Four compelling reasons to fear population growth, Massimo Livi Bacci
  • Malthus, forever? Massimo Livi Bacci
  • The impact of transportation infrastructures on growth and development, Bishal Bhakta Kasu and Guangqing Chi
  • The ultimate inequality: vast mortality disparities across U.S. regions, Wesley James, Jeralynn Cossman and Julia Wolf
  • Fertility preferences and reproductive outcomes in the developing world, John Bongaarts and John Casterline
  • Population mobility in the twenty-first century: trends, conflicts, and policies, Gisela P. Zapata and Gilvan R. Guedes

(Read articles)


Calls

IUSSP Calls for papers

  • Workshop on Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data, Munich, Germany 11 June, 2019.
    Deadline for submissions: 22 March 2019
  • Research Workshop on Digital Demography in the Era of Big Data, Seville, Spain, 6-7 June 2019.
    Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2019

Other calls for papers

  • Special issue of Comparative Population Studies: Internal Migration as a Driver of Regional Population Change in Europe: Updating Ravenstein. Deadline for submissions: 29 March 2019
  • Links between migration and technology for IOM’s Migration Research Series. Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2019
  • Chaire Quetelet 2019: Demographic Change along the Urban-Rural Gradient, Louvain-la-Neuve,Belgium, 7-8 November 2019. Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2019
  • International conference: Demographic Challenges in Africa: The Contributions of Census and Civil Registration Data, Paris, 16-18 October 2019. Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2019
  • 5th GGP User Conference, Paris, France, 23-25 October 2019. Deadline for submissions: 26 April 2019
  • 2019 Divorce Conference, Florence, Italy, 17-19 October 2019. Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2019
  • 14th Supercentenarian Seminar Paris, France, 28-29 November 2019. Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2019
  • Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2019 on Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing, Vienna, Austria, 11-12 November 2019. Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2019
  • Genus call for papers: Thematic Issue on Changes in the sexual behavior of young people. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2019

Training opportunities

  • Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, 17-28 June 2019. Deadline for applications: 25 March 2019
  • Workshop on Subnational Life Tables, at the Australian National University, Canberra,15‐17 October 2019. Deadline for applications: 15 April 2019
  • Course in Living conditions and demographic change in pre-industrial societies, Lund University, Sweden, 2-12 September 2019. Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019
  • Social Science Research Methods Workshops, National University of Singapore, April to July. Deadline for applications: 22 July 2019

Job opportunities

Jobs/Fellowships

  • UNICEF. Statistics Specialist – Mortality (P-3) - Deadline for Applications: 2 April 2019

Doctoral / Post-Doctoral Positions

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Community Health and Prevention. Drexel University - Deadline for applications: 21 March 2019
  • Postdoctoral Researcher. Ohio State University. Deadline for applications: 24 March 2019
  • LSE Fellow in Health and International Development - Deadline for applications: 29 March 2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Deadline for applications: 15 April 2019
  • Call for Proposals: 2nd Round of Fellowships on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development - Deadline to submit concept notes: 15 April 2019
  • PhD on Economic Crises, Health and Mortality across Europe. University of Groningen - Deadline for applications: 22 April 2019
  • PhD position. Air pollution and health in Europe. University of Groningen - Deadline for applications: 22 April 2019
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate. Princeton University - Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019
  • Postdoctoral fellow with expertise in health and aging research. University of Utah - Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019
  • Urban Studies Foundation. International Fellowship for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South - Deadline for applications: 7 May 72019
  • Postdoctoral fellowships. Singapore Longitudinal Early Development Study (SG LEADS) -Deadline for applications: 31 May 2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellow for a Research Project on the Role of Occupational Segregation by Race/Ethnicity and Immigrant Status on Older Adult Health. UCLA / Princeton University -  Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019

Calendar

Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events

  • 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
  • Conference on Climate Change, Human Migration and Health - Integrating social and environmental data to accelerate innovative science, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 20-21 May 2019
  • IUSSP Seminar on Digital Demography in the Era of Big Data, Seville, Spain, 6-7 June 2019
  • Workshop on Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data, Munich, Germany, 11 June 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
  • Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, Cape Town, South Africa, 17-18 June 2019
  • The Migration Conference 2019, Bari, Italy, 18-20 June 2019
  • International Metropolis Conference – The Promise of Migration: Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation, Ottawa, Canada, 24-28 June 2019
  • IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference, Ann Arbor, United States, 27-29 June 2019
  • ASA 2019 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 10-14 August 2019
  • IUSSP Seminar on Kinship and Reproduction in Past Societies, Minneapolis, United States, 22-23 August 2019
  • 2019 Chaire Quetelet on Demographic Change along the Urban-Rural Gradient, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 7-8 November 2019
  • 8th African Population conference, Kampala, Uganda, 18-22 November 2019
  • 14th Supercentenarian Seminar Paris, France, INED, Paris, France, 28-29 November 2019
 

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 June 2019. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

IUSSP Bulletin / Bulletin de l’UIESP

Publication Director: Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director

ISSN: 2427–0059

 

 

 

 

 

 

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