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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 45, Sept 2019

In this issue: Conference on Population, Poverty and Inequality ● Kinship and reproduction in past societies ● First cohort of IUSSP CRVS fellows ● Data Revolution activities ● Urban Family Planning activities ● Forthcoming IUSSP sponsored activities ● Statement on IUSSP environmental policy ● Call for 2020 IUSSP Laureate ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Training opportunities ● Job opportunities ● Calendar


Seminars and conferences 

Population, poverty and inequality

A very successful IUSSP Research Conference on Population, Poverty and Inequality was held 27-29 June 2019 at the University of Michigan. Read more about the highlights of the conference and the papers presented, and watch recordings of the plenary sessions.

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Kinship and reproduction in past societies

The IUSSP Panel on Historical Demography and the Minnesota Population Center organized a Seminar on Kinship and Reproduction in Past Societies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (United States) on 22-23 August 2019.

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Data Revolution Activities

First cohort of IUSSP CRVS fellows

To stimulate engagement of young demographers and population scientists in CRVS/Legal-ID related work, the IUSSP Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen CRVS Systems recruited 8 fellows. Congratulations to the new fellows!

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Migration data and models for a better world

The IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography and MPIDR organized a pre-conference workshop on “Migration data and models for a better world: Incorporating perspectives from social scientists, data scientists and international organizations” at the 114th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York, on 9 August 2019.

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Digital demography in the era of Big Data

The IUSSP Digital Demography Panel organized a workshop on Digital Demography in the Era of Big Data,  in Seville, Spain, 6-7 June 2019. The meeting brought together 30 scholars to discuss the implications of digital technologies for demographic behaviour as well as the applications of new data from digital sources to understand population processes.

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Demographic research with web data

The IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography and MPIDR organized its 4th annual workshop on “Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data” at the 13th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-2019) in Munich, Germany, on 11 June 2019. 

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Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

The second edition of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) was held at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) from 17 to 28 June 2019.

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Urban Family Planning Project

Urban FP Fellows at the 16th ICUH in Xiamen

The IUSSP Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development is organizing two sessions on the programme of the 16th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) in Xiamen, China, 4-8 November. The sessions feature recent research by the Urban FP fellows. If you are attending the ICUH conference, you are warmly invited to attend.

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Urban FP Fellowships – Second Round Candidates to meet in Entebbe

Fifteen finalists for the 2nd cohort of fellows will be coming to Entebbe for a workshop to present their project 15-17 November.

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Urban FP session at the 8th African Population Conference

The IUSSP Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development will co-organize with The Challenge Initiative (TCI) a panel session on Urban Family Planning at the 8th African Population Conference in Entebbe, Uganda.

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Forthcoming IUSSP sponsored activities

International Migration Panel activities

Read an update on future activities of the IUSSP Panel on International Migration: Strengthening the Knowledge Base for Policy at conferences in Latin America, Asia, Africa.

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PERN cyberseminar on gridded population and settlement products

The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), in collaboration with the POPGRID Data Collaborative, will hold a cyberseminar on the topic of the Application of Gridded Population and Settlement Products in Geospatial Population-Environment Research from 14-18 October 2019. Read the background paper by Stefan Leyk et al. For more information on how to participate please visit the PERN website.


Demographic Challenges in Africa

DEMOSTAF (Demography Statistics for Africa) is organizing an International conference on “Demographic Challenges in Africa: The Contributions of Census and Civil Registration Data” at the new Campus Condorcet in Paris-Aubervilliers, 16-18 October 2019. The IUSSP CRVS Panel is organizing two sessions on the programme.

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5th GGP User Conference and Data Visualization Workshop

The IUSSP is co-sponsoring the 5th GGP Conference organized by the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) in collaboration with INED at the Paris School of Economics 24-25 October 2019 in Paris, France. This international conference brings together researchers working with data from the Generations and Gender Survey to present their most recent methodological approaches and empirical findings. The conference will be preceded with a Data Visualization Workshop on 22-23 October.

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Population Data for the 21st century

This Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st century: Advances in data collection methodologies will take place at UNFPA headquarters in New York on 4-6 December. It is organized as part of IUSSP activities around the Data Revolution in partnership with UNFPA. A limited number of places will be available for observers and there are plans to live-stream sessions.

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IUSSP Statement

Addressing climate change in IUSSP activities

The IUSSP Council recently drafted a statement outlining the ways the
IUSSP can reduce the contribution of its activities to global warming.

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IUSSP Laureate

Call for 2020 IUSSP Laureate and eligibility extension

The IUSSP Council decided to adjust the eligibility criteria for 2020 Laureate nominations to make them more inclusive. To be eligible for consideration, an individual must now have been a member of the IUSSP for at least 10 years (rather than 20 years).

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News from the members

Members’ new publications

  • Dividende démographique et développement durable. Fondements théoriques et modèles normatifs (2 volumes), Latif Dramani.
  • Dividende démographique et développement durable au Sénégal. Le développement sous un nouveau prisme (2 volumes), Latif Dramani.

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New IUSSP members

15 new members and 44 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 March and 1 June 2019.

(See list)


In Memory

Baya Banza (1958-2019).

On August 7, 2019, Banza Baya left this Earth, entrusting a rich legacy to his African and africanist colleagues and friends. A respected researcher and teacher, he has made important contributions to the development and sharing of knowledge with the entire scientific community, inspiring several cohorts of researchers and students.


Sidney Goldstein (1927-2019).

Sidney Goldstein died on August 5, 2019 in Lexington, KY.  He was Director of Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center and received the IUSSP Laureate Award in 2005 for his numerous activities and publications as chair of the first IUSSP Committee on Urbanization and Population Redistribution.

 

 


Carlos Javier Echarri Canovas (1964-2019).

The IUSSP is saddened to announce the sudden and untimely death of IUSSP member Carlos Javier Echarri Canovas, head of the Mexican National Council of Population (CONAPO). He was a very active, respected, and beloved researcher who disappeared at the height of his career.


Regional population associations

2019 African Population Conference in Entebbe

The 8th African Population Conference, organized by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), will take place in Entebbe, Uganda, 18-22 November 2019. The IUSSP will be organizing 3 sessions and will have a booth. Visit the conference website for more information and to plan your trip.

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2020 European Population Conference

The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) invites submissions to the European Population Conference 2020, which will be held in Padova, Italy, 24-27 June 2020. Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 November 2019.

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2020 PAA Annual Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, 22-25 April 2020. Deadline for submissions: 29 September 2019.

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5th Asian Population Conference

The 5th Asian Population Association Conference will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 24-27 November 2020. For more details on the conference themes and key conference dates, please visit APA website. Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2020.

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XXI International AIDELF Conference

The XXI International AIDELF Conference will take place from 26 to 29 May 2020 in Athens (Greece) on the theme: "Demography and crises". See call for papers in pdf. Deadline for submissions extended to 30 September 2019.

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2020 ALAP Conference in Valparaiso, Chile

The next Latin American Population Association (ALAP) International Conference will take place in Valparaiso, Chile, 3-6 November 2020. Stay tuned via the ALAP website and social media platforms for more information.

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Other announcements

17th Annual Conference of IASSH

The Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) will organize its 17th Annual Conference from 8 to 10 December 2019, on the theme “Health, Gender and Development: Emerging Issues and Challenges”, hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 September 2019. 

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Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya 12-14 November to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Co-convened by the Governments of Kenya and Denmark and UNFPA the Conference will celebrate the gains of the past 25 years, while emphasising a daunting unfinished agenda and mobilizing the political will and financial commitments to fully implement the ICPD Programme of Action. Members of the data community have been invited to propose 10-minute presentations on Data Innovations for advancing the fulfillment of ICPD. 

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GENUS – Journal of Population Sciences

A call for submissions for a thematic issue on “Changes in the Sexual Behaviors of Young People” edited by Marcantonio Caltabiano, Maria Castiglioni and Alessandra De Rose is now open. Genus also welcomes submissions on other themes. Genus is an open access peer-reviewed journal published by Springer on behalf of the Sapienza University of Rome. Since 2019, Genus is published also under the auspices of the Italian Association for Population Studies (AISP). “Advances in Mortality Forecasting” a thematic issue edited by Fanny Janssen is now available.

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N-IUSSP

Recent articles

  • Children, happiness and religiosity: the evidence from Israel, Jona Schellekens
  • Modernizing the census in Europe: traditional and new methods for the 2020 round, Paolo Valente
  • The impact of migration on the fertility of receiving countries, Christos Bagavos
  • Caregiving: there’s more than meets the eye, Sarah E. Patterson, Rachel Margolis
  • Stretched to breaking point? Caregiving grandparents and depression, Bruno Arpino, Madelin Gómez-León
  • Does childrearing affect women’s economic opportunities? John Bongaarts, Ann K. Blanc, Katharine J. McCarthy
  • Internal migration is an effective risk management strategy for households in rural Tanzania, Rebecca Pietrelli, Pasquale Scaramozzino
  • In Australia fertility is falling only for low educated women, Peter McDonald, Helen Moyle
  • Have conditions under which women undergo abortion improved around the world? Agnès Guillaume, Clémentine Rossier

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Calls

IUSSP Calls for papers

  • International Seminar: Looking backward, looking forward: African demography in long-term perspective. Nairobi, Kenya 2-3 April 2020. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2019

Other calls for papers

  • 2020 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, United States, 22-25 April 2020. Deadline for submissions: 29 September 2019.
  • XXI International AIDELF Conference. Athens, Greece, 26-29 May 2020. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2019.
  • 4th ISA Forum of Sociology. Porto Alegre, Brazil. 14-18 July 2020. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2019
  • Genus call for papers: Thematic Issue on "Changes in the sexual behavior of young people". Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2019
  • Special issue: Environment and Population Dynamics in South Asia. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2019
  • African Population Studies Special Issue: Decomposition Techniques in African Demographic Research. Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2019
  • Demography of Unauthorized Immigration around the World. Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C., United States, 22 April 2020. Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2019
  • 2020 European Population Conference. Padova, Italy, 24-27 June 2019. Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2019
  • 5th Asian Population Association Conference 2020. Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 24-27 November 2020. Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2019

Training opportunities

  • Ten-day intensive course on "Fundamentals of Digital and Computational Demography" at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Rostock, Germany, 2-13 December 2019. Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019

Job opportunities

Jobs/Fellowships

  • Lecturer in Quantitative Methods, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Deadline for applications: 4 October 2019
  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). W2 Research Faculty Position - Deadline for applications: 17 October 2019

Doctoral / Post-Doctoral Positions
  • Two PhD candidates in the politics of family migration. University of Amsterdam - Deadline for applications: 29 September 2019
  • One PhD researcher, University of Mannheim (MZES), Germany - Deadline for applications: 30 September 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
  • Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Sociology, Nuffield College, Oxford, United Kingdom - Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019
  • Four Doctoral positions in sociology/social demography, Stockholm University, Sweden - Deadline for applications: 1 October 2019
  • Two-year postdoctoral position, Inequalities in Child Educational Achievement, INED, Paris, France - Deadline for applications: 1 October 2019
  • PhD in International Migration, Danube University Krems (Austria) - Deadline for applications: 7 October 2019
  • University of Southampton. Post-doctoral research Fellow: Older People Care Networks in Indonesia - Deadline for applications: 16 October 2019
  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Postdocs Digital and Computational Demography - Deadline for applications: 17 October 2019
  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Summer Research Visits in the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography - Deadline for applications: 1 December 2019

Calendar

Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events

  • Human Planet Forum 2019 - Understanding Human Presence on Planet Earth.  Palisades (NY), United States, 30 September-2 October 2019
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre’s annual conference. Geneva, Switzerland, 1 October 2019
  • International conference on “Demographic Challenges in Africa: The Contributions of Census and Civil Registration Data. Paris, France, 16-18 October 2019
  • Data Visualization Workshop in R. Paris, France, 22 October 2019
  • 5th GGP User Conference. Paris, France, 24-25 October 2019
  • 2019 Quetelet Seminar. Demographic Change along the Urban-Rural Gradient. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 7-8 November 2019
  • Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing - Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2019.  Vienna, Austria, 11-12 November 2019
  • Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. Nairobi, Kenya, 12-14 November 2019
  • 8th African Population Conference. Entebbe, Uganda, 18-22 November 2019
  • Eurostat-UNECE Work session on demographic projections. Belgrade, Serbia, 25-27 November 2019
  • 14th Supercentenarian Seminar. INED, Paris, France, 28-29 November 2019
  • Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st century: Advances in data collection methodologies. New York, United States, 4-6 December 2019
  • 2nd IUSSP Seminar on New and Emerging Family Forms around the World.  Manila, Philippines, 20-21 January 2020
  • International Forum on Migration Statistics. Cairo, Egypt, 20-21 January 2020
  • IUSSP Seminar on African demography in historical perspective. Nairobi, Kenya, 2-3 April 2020
  • Preconference working session on Research and programs on Couples and Reproductive Health at PAA2020. Washington, DC, United States, 22 April 2020
  • 2020 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). Washington D.C., United States, 22-25 April 2020
  • International Seminar on Family Demography and Family Law around the World. Montréal, Canada, 27-29 April 2020 
  • XXIe colloque international de l'AIDELF. Athens, Greece, 26-29 May 2020
  • 2nd IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference. Paris, France, 22-24 June 2020
  • 2020 European Population Conference. Padova, Italy, 24-27 June 2020
  • 4th ISA Forum of Sociology. Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14-18 June 2020
  • 2020 ALAP International Conference. Valparaiso, Chile, 3-6 November 2020
  • 5th Asian Population Association Conference. Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 24-27 November 2020
  • 2021 International Population Conference (IPC2021). Hyderabad, India, 5-10 December 2021
 

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

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Publication Director: Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director

ISSN: 2427–0059

 

 

 

 

 

 

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