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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 53, Sept 2021

In this issueIPC2021 preliminary programme ● IUSSP elections are open - Vote! ● 2021 IUSSP Laureate ceremony for Zeng Yi ● Call for 2022 IUSSP Laureate ● Innovative Use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring ● International Migration Panel activities ● Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis ● Climate Change and Population Dynamics ● Debate: The wife wants no more births… ● Networking event: Your career after a PhD? ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Job opportunities ● Calendar

International Population Conference 

IPC2021 preliminary programme

The draft scientific programme of the 29th International Population Conference is out. Presenters of papers and posters selected for IPC2021 should register by 15 October. A reduced fee will be available for attendees.

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IUSSP Elections

IUSSP elections open - Vote!

Elections for the 2022-2025 Council and the 2025 Committee on Nominations began on 15 September. Eligible members who have not received their ballot (sent by email) should contact the IUSSP at Members can vote until 27 October but are encouraged to vote early.

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IUSSP Laureate

2021 IUSSP Laureate ceremony for Zeng Yi

This webinar in honour of Zeng Yi will take place on 21 October at 12 pm UTC. Frans Willekens, Harvey Jay Cohen, James Vaupel and Lei Xiaoyan will pay tribute to Zeng Yi’s career and achievements. Illustrations of the impact of Zeng Yi’s research will be provided by Jiehua Lu drawing on the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Study (CLHLS) and Feng Qiushi and Tirza Aidar on ProFamy. 

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Call for 2022 IUSSP Laureate

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 2022 IUSSP Laureate award. Deadline for nominations is 1 November 2021.

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Data Revolution activities

Innovative Use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring

The IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography will hold this session at the UN World Data Forum on 5 October 2021 at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CET). The session introduces novel, not-so-obvious aspects of using social media data that go beyond simplistic tweet counting or sentiment analysis. The goal of the session is to enable the flow of ideas from the latest advances and experiences to a diverse audience.

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IUSSP Panel activities

International Migration Panel activities

The Panel on International Migration pursued its activities to promote a World Migration Survey, holding a session at the 5th Asian Population Association Conference, 3-5 August 2021. The Panel chair, Ellen Percy Kraly, also participated in July in the “Voluntary National Review” process of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), organized by the United Nations Network on Migration, where she highlighted the policy relevance of demographic research on international migration.

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IPC2021 Countdown Events

Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis

This training workshop was organized on 10 August 2021 by Igor Cavallini Johansen (University of Campinas), on behalf of the IUSSP Early Career Taskforce.

(Watch a recording of the training session)

Climate Change and Population Dynamics

This webinar was jointly organized by IUSSP, PERN and EAPS on 16 September 2021. The webinar was moderated by Raya Muttarak, Susana Adamo and Alex de Sherbinin and panelists included Joan Ballester, Kathryn Grace, Clark Gray, Wolfgang Lutz and Landy Sánchez.

(Watch a recording and download the presentation slides and Q&A)

Debate: The wife wants no more births…

The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Couples' Reproductive Health and Fertility will hold a debate on 8 November 2021 on the topic: “The wife wants no more births, but the husband does. Can one say that her subsequent pregnancy is unwanted?”. Debaters will be Suzana Cavenaghi, Sunday Adedini, Francis Dodoo and K.G. Santhya The debate will be moderated by Ambrose Akinlo and Neetu John will provide a synthesis.

(Register in advance here!)

Networking event: Your career after a PhD?

Are you currently pursuing or have recently defended your PhD thesis? Are you wondering about your professional options, both in and outside academia? Come and discuss challenges and opportunities with early career colleagues who have successfully made this transition. These sessions are organized by the IUSSP Early Career taskforce.
(Register here for one of the 3 regional sessions!)

News from the members

Members' new publications

  • The Routledge Handbook of African Demography, edited by Clifford O. Odimegwu and Yemi Adewoyin
  • Immigration in the Global Era: Migrants and the People and Laws at Origin and Destination, edited by Guillermina Jasso and Moshe Semyonov

(Read Summaries)

New IUSSP members

Five new members and 14 new Student Associates joined the IUSSP between 1 June 2021 and 1 September 2021.

(See list)

Regional population associations

EPC 2022: 29 June-2 July 2022

The next European Population Conference (EPC 2022) will convene from 29 June to 2 July 2022. EPC 2022 is organized by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) in collaboration with the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and the University of Groningen. Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2021.

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APA2021 conference programme

The 5th Asian Population Association (virtual) conference took place from 3 to 5 August 2021. The APA2021 conference website  provides access to the programme and videos of certain session. The APA is currently holding an election for its 6th Council (2022-2024)

(APA website)

Other announcements

7th Dr.K.E. Vaidyanathan Memorial Lecture

The Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) in collaboration with Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) organized the 7th Dr. K.E. Vaidyanathan Memorial Lecture on 25 June 2021. The Lecture was delivered by Prof. Monica Das Gupta (University of Maryland) on the theme - Epidemic Control in India: re-focusing public health services for better outcomes. 

(Watch the video recording of the Memorial Lecture)

China Population and Development Studies

China Population and Development Studies (CPDS) is the flagship journal of the China Population Association, hosted by the China Population and Development Research Center under the National Health Commission of China. Collaborating with Springer Nature since 2018, this quarterly journal encompasses a wide variety of latest research to population and development issues in China including original articles, policy commentaries, survey reports, and comparative studies.

CPDS welcomes submissions to the journal - read more.

Population Early-Career Researcher Prize

Population is a quarterly scientific journal published in English (Population-E) and in French (Population-F) by INED. The Population Early-Career Researcher Prize 2022 is open to PhD students and young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury. Deadline for submission: 5 November 2021.

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Indian Journal of Population and Development

Indian Journal of Population and Development is a new, open access journal, published online twice a year. It seeks to advance the understanding about the interaction between population factors and different dimensions of development in a variety of social, economic, cultural and environmental settings. The first issue is available here.


New N-IUSSP website

Check out the new website for IUSSP's news magazine. N-IUSSP aims to disseminate scientific findings from population research carried out all over the world. Demographic trends and their implications, current and emerging population issues and policy implications are discussed in rigorous but plain language.

Contribute an article

Recent articles

  • Minor contribution of migration to urbanization in low- and middle-income countries, Ashira Menashe-Oren and Philippe Bocquier
  • Spain: a pioneer in gender-equal parental leave, Teresa Jurado-Guerrero and Jacobo Muñoz-Comet
  • Han Chinese population shares in Tibet: early insights from the 2020 census of China, Andrew M. Fischer
  • Swiss, elderly, single, and childless. Happy? Malgorzata Mikucka
  • Gender and socioeconomic inequalities in health after age 50 in Europe, Damiano Uccheddu, Anne H. Gauthier, Nardi Steverink and Tom Emery
  • Towards a better identification of older people at risk of depression, Omar Paccagnella
  • Homogamy among high-income partners drives up family income inequality, Yifan Shen
  • Slower population growth signals successes and benefits, Joel E. Cohen and Joseph Chamie
  • Spurring economic growth through human development, David E. Bloom, Alexander Khoury, Vadim Kufenko and Klaus Prettner
  • Growing old in a post-communist society. Who gets lonely in Poland and when? Malgorzata Mikucka
  • Average length of life spent childless. Cross-sectionally speaking, Ryohei Mogi, Jessica Nisén and Vladimir Canudas-Romo
  • The transition to late adulthood: past adversities increase frailty, Francesca Zanasi, Gustavo De Santis and Elena Pirani
  • Missing boys in sub-Saharan Africa due to high rates of foetal loss, Anne Morse and Nancy Luke
  • The motherhood earnings penalty reconsidered: a gap or a gradient? Joanne Muller, Nicole Hiekel and Aart Liefbroe

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Calls for papers

      • Population and Reproductive Health Dynamics under Covid-19 in sub-Sahara Africa, 14-16 March 2022. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2021
      • Special Issue of Population and Environment on "Population, Food and the Environment". Deadline for submissions: 10 December 2021

Job opportunities


      • Stockholm University. Two fully-funded research positions to study the descendants of refugees - Deadline for Applications: 30 Sep 2021
      • United Nations. Social Affairs Officer. Almaty, Kazakhstan - Deadline for Applications: 1 Oct 2021
      • Johns Hopkins University. Faculty position in social demography - Deadline for Applications: 1 Oct 2021

Doctoral / Post-Doctoral Positions

      • Postdoc Fellow position at the National University of Singapore for Research Project on Southeast Asian Family Dynamic Study - Deadline for applications: 31 Oct 2021


Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events

  • UN World Data Forum 2021, Bern, Switzerland, 3 to 6 Oct 2021
  • Session on Innovative Use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring at the UN World Data Forum 2021, 5 Oct 2021
  • International Conference on Human Mobility and Climate Action, online, 18 to 20 Oct 2021
  • 2021 IUSSP Laureate Ceremony for Zeng Yi, online, 21 Oct 2021 
  • Quetelet Seminar. Invisibilities and Uncertainties in Population Sciences. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 27-29 Oct 2021
  • 2nd Annual Conference of Epidemiology Foundation of India (EFICON 2021) on the theme “Transforming Global Health: Integrating Medical, Social and Behavioral Interventions”. 29 to 30 Oct 2021
  • IPC2021 Countdown Event - Debate: The wife wants no more births, but the husband does. Can one say that her subsequent pregnancy is unwanted?, online, 8 Nov 2021
  • SciDataCon part of International Data Week, Seoul, Korea, 12 to 13 Nov 2021
  • IPC2021 Countdown Event - Your career after a PhD?, online, 24 Nov 2021
  • Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2021 on “The causes and consequences of depopulation”, online, 29 Nov to 1 Dec 2021
  • IUSSP Seminar: Looking Backward, Looking Forward: African Demography in Historical Perspective, Nairobi, Kenya, 30 Nov to 2 Dec 2021
  • 2021 International Population Conference (IPC2021), Virtual, 5 to 10 Dec 2021
  • AGU2021: SDSN Session on Population Data Needs for Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Management, New Orleans, Louisiana and online, 13 to 17 Dec 2021 
  • Pandemic Babies? The Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Fertility and Family Dynamics, Berlin, Germany, 13 to 14 Dec 2021
  • XX Bhopal Seminar 2022: Family Planning in India: Relevance, Opportunities and Challenges, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, 12 to 14 Jan 2022
  • 4th Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography, Madrid, 2 to 5 March 2022 
  • Population and Reproductive Health Dynamics under Covid-19 in sub-Sahara Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 to 16 March 2022
  • 2022 Population Association of America annual meeting (PAA 2022), Atlanta (Georgia), United States, 6-9 April 2022
  • European Population Conference (EPC 2022), 29 June to 2 July 2022
  • Sixth International Conference on Family Planning, Pattaya City, Thailand, 14-17 Nov 2022

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 December 2021. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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