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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 54, Jan 2022
In this issue: IPC2021 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IUSSP Panel Activities
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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.
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News from the members
• G.Edward Ebanks (1938-2021)
One hundred forty new members and 253 new Student Associates joined the IUSSP between 1 September and 10 December 2021.
Regional population associations
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.
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.
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.
Submit your announcementsFeel 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 email@example.com 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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