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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 54, Jan 2022

In this issueIPC2021 sessions viewable online ● IPC2021 countdown events ● IPC2025 in Brisbane ● Newly elected Council and Committee on Nominations ● General Assembly ● Call for member volunteers ● IUSSP Awards ● African demography in historical perspective ● Training courses ● IUSSP Publications ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Job opportunities ● Calendar

International Population Conference

IPC2021 sessions viewable online

The 29th International Population Conference (IPC2021) took place online from 5 to 10 December. All IUSSP members and student associates can now view the recorded proceedings and posters online. The conference featured 206 scientific sessions, including keynote, invited, Research Leader and India Day sessions, 300 posters and 24 virtual exhibit booths.

(Read more)

IPC 2021 countdown events

Countdown events included a panel discussion on climate change and population dynamics, a debate on unwanted pregnancy, two training workshops, and three early-career networking events. You can watch the recordings of some of these events online.

(See the list of IPC2021 countdown events)

IPC2025 in Brisbane

The IUSSP Council selected Brisbane, Australia, as the host city for the XXX International Population Conference in 2025.

(Watch the invitation video)

IUSSP Governance

Newly elected Council and Committee on Nominations

The 2022-2025 Council elections ended on 27 October. Many thanks to the candidates and members who voted. The new Council’s mandate began 1 January 2022 and ends 31 December 2025.

(See new Council and Committee on Nominations)

General Assembly

The 29th General Assembly of the IUSSP took place on 19 November on Zoom. The meeting, attended by 160 members, included short speeches by the current and incoming presidents, a summary report on the four past years, an open general discussion, and break-out rooms for members to meet with the IUSSP Panel and the Early Career Taskforce members. It concluded with the announcement of the host city for the 2025 IPC.

(Read about the GA or watch the video)

Call for member volunteers

All IUSSP activities are carried out by members who generously give their time on a volunteer basis. The IUSSP wishes to expand the range of opportunities for members to become involved and, more specifically, seeks a volunteer leader of member activities as well as volunteers to update scientific pages on the IUSSP website or write for the Bulletin.

(Read more)

IUSSP Awards

2021 IUSSP-Mattei Dogan award to Bruno Schoumaker

Bruno Schoumaker, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), is the 2021 recipient of the IUSSP-Mattei Dogan Foundation Award for Comparative Research in Demography. As part of the award, he gave a Keynote on “Male fertility around the World and over time. On tapping untapped data for comparative fertility research” during the Closing Session of the 2021 International Population Conference (IPC2021) on Friday, 10 December.

(Watch a video of the keynote and read the nomination letter)

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. The deadline for nominations has been extended to 1 March 2022. Nominations will be eligible for four years.

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IUSSP Panel Activities

African demography in historical perspective

The IUSSP Panel on Historical Demography organized a seminar on “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: African Demography in Historical Perspective” in Ol Pajeta, Kenya, from 30 November to 2 December 2021. Participants presented twenty-one papers on demography and population history in various contexts in both time and space. This was the first in-person seminar since January 2020.

(Read more)

Training courses

Multistate analysis of population dynamics

This online workshop, organized by the IUSSP Early Career Network and the Australian National University on 3 December, introduced key concepts in multistate models and discussed demographic applications of multistate and microsimulation models. The instructor was James O’Donnel, of the Australian National University.

(Watch the video of the training course)

Subnational probabilistic population projections

A short course on “Subnational Probabilistic Population Projections” sponsored by the IUSSP, the University of Washington, UNFPA and NICHD, took place on 3-4 December. The course provided an overview of the theory and practice of the subject, including practical computer demos. The instructors were Adrian Raftery and Hana Ševčíková of the University of Washington.

(Read more)

Tools for working with migration data in R

Guy Abel (Asian Demographic Research Institute at Shanghai University) organized, on behalf of the IUSSP Panel on International Migration, a training session during the 2025 International Population Conference on “Tools for Working with, Estimating and Visualizing Migration Data in R” (session 206 on Friday 10 December).

(Watch a video of the training session)

IUSSP Publications

Older people across different welfare regimes

Care, retirement & wellbeing of older people across different welfare regimes, edited by Bruno Arpino, is the outcome of an international research project whose purpose was to examine the interrelationships between care, work, health and wellbeing of older people.
This e-book is the first of a new series launched by N-IUSSP, devoted to disseminating the results of international research projects. Interested researchers may contact N-IUSSP’s chief editor

Download the e-Book for free.

Population Perspectives on CRVS

The IUSSP Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen CRVS Systems has published a special collection of articles in Genus entitled “Population Perspectives on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics”. The open-access collection includes 11 papers, including an introduction by Romesh Silva, the guest editor of the special issue. The collection was launched at IPC2021 in a Research Leader Session.

Download the articles for free.

News from the members

Members' new publications

  •  Special Issue of the Journal on Migration and Human Security on “New Demographic Directions in Forced Migrant and Refugee Research.” Guest Editors: Ellen Percy Kraly and Holly E. Reed.

(Read Summaries)

In memoriam

•    G.Edward Ebanks (1938-2021)
G.Edward Ebanks passed away on 8 November 2021. Eddie had joined Western University (Canada) in 1968 in the newly established department of Sociology with a specialization in Population Studies. He remained there for the next 35 years until his retirement in 2003. He became an IUSSP member in 1972 and was a founding member of the Canadian Population Society in 1973-1974.

•    Sara McLanahan (1940-2021)
Sara McLanahan passed away on 31 December 2021. Sara is best known for her pathbreaking work on single parents and their children. She taught sociology at the University of Wisconsin (1981 to 1992) and Princeton University (1990 to 2021). Sara founded the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW), which became home to the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study longitudinal birth cohort survey. She became an IUSSP member in 2003 and PAA president in 2004.

(Read more)

New IUSSP members

One hundred forty new members and 253 new Student Associates joined the IUSSP between 1 September and 10 December 2021.

(See list)

Regional population associations

EPC 2022 in Groningen from 29 June to 2 July

The next European Population Conference (EPC 2022) will convene from 29 June to 2 July 2022, in Groningen, Netherlands and virtually. EPC 2022 will be a hybrid conference; attendees will be able to join all sessions online and onsite. 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. 

(EPC 2022 website)

PAA 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, 6 to 9 April

The next Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) will take place from 6 to 9 April 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Registration is open. 

(PAA 2022 website)

Other announcements

World Migration Report 2022

Since 2000, IOM has published its flagship world migration report every two years. The World Migration Report 2022, the eleventh in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to an increased understanding of migration and mobility throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues

(Read more)

Disaster statistics and censuses

Leading up to the 2020 round of censuses, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing a series of technical notes on Select Topics in International Censuses. Each note highlights a new subject, method, or operation relevant to census planners in middle- to low-income countries. This note highlights the links between census data and strategies for disaster risk reduction

(Read more)


Recent articles

  • Maternal education and infant mortality decline in Indonesia, Jona Schellekens
  • An eBook about older people across different welfare regimes, Niussp
  • Immigrant-native health disparities in adolescence: the role of exogamous families in Finland, Silvia Loi, Joonas Pitkänen, Heta Moustgaard, Mikko Myrskylä and Pekka Martikainen
  • Closely spaced births reduce survival chances of existing and future children, Philippe Bocquier, Carren Ginsburg, Ashira Menashe-Oren, Yacouba Compaoré and Mark Collinson
  • Fertility decline in Jordan resumes after nearly 15 years of stall, Caroline Krafft, Elizabeth Kula and Maia Sieverding
  • Mothers’ dilemma at retirement across welfare regimes, Ester Rizzi and Younga Kim
  • Unintended and sooner-than-intended childbearing in Eastern and Western Europe, Zuzanna Brzozowska, Isabella Buber-Ennser and Bernhard Riederer
  • Clash of the Titans: NDC vs IPAYG (pay-as-you-go pension systems), Gustavo De Santis
  • Global trends in child loss: less and later, Diego Alburez-Gutierrez
  • Educating children in India may help keep their parents healthy, Berenike Thoma and Jan-Walter De Neve
  • Rent liberalization decreased age at marriage in Egypt, Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft and Dominique J. Rolando
  • Late mothers and late fathers have a first birth with younger partners, Marie-Caroline Compans
  • Gendered health burdens and benefits of starting and ending caregiving, Damiano Uccheddu, Tom Emery, Nardi Steverink and Anne H. Gauthier

(Read articles)


Calls for papers

  • Special Issue “The causes and consequences of depopulation” in The Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR). Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2022
  • Special Issue “Population, Food and the Environment” in Population and Environment. Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2022

Job opportunities


  • Chief of Population Unit at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva). Deadline for applications: 22 January 2022
  • PSI. Research Advisor. Deadline for applications: 30 January 2022
  • Researcher in demographic modeling. IIASA. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2022
  • Tenured Researcher. INED, France. Deadline for applications: 04 February 2022
  • UCLA. Mental Health In-Residence Faculty Position. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2022
  • Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Studies in Population (CsiP). Deadline for applications: 15 March 2022 

Doctoral / Post-Doctoral Positions

  • PhD in demography scholarship available at LSE. Deadline for applications: 14 January 2022
  • Young Scientists Summer Program – IIASA. Deadline for applications: 14 January 2022


Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events

  • Bhopal Seminar 2022 Family Planning in India. Bhopal, India. 12 to 14 January 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. 6 to 9 April 2022
  • European Population Conference (EPC 2022). Groningen. 29 June to 2 July 2022
  • Sixth International Conference on Family Planning. Pattaya City, Thailand. 14 to 17 November 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 March 2022. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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