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In this issue: 3-Panel conference in Madeira ● IPC2025 call for session suggestions ● IPC 2021 report and videos ● Bibliometric data in demographic research ● Demographic processes and socioeconomic reproduction in the long run ● Upcoming Urban FP Panel activities ● New IUSSP Panels ● Early Career Perspectives ● 2022 Laureate Ceremony for Peter McDonald ● Call for 2023 IUSSP Laureate ● Members' new publications ● Members' published software ● In memoriam ● IUSSP Secretariat restructuring ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Career and study opportunities ● Calendar
The IUSSP organized a 3-Panel mini-conference on family planning, contraceptive transitions and unwanted pregnancy in Madeira (Portugal), 11-15 July. The conference brought together 66 participants from around the world, with additional people participating virtually, to discuss the latest research on key topics related to family planning.
International Population Conference
The IUSSP Council is seeking suggestions from IUSSP members for sessions to appear in the Call for Papers for the 30th International Population Conference which will take place in Brisbane, Australia in 2025.
Access to the IPC2021 Conference platform where you can view the full video-recorded proceedings of the 2021 International Population Conference will be open until 1 December 2022. You can watch any of the 207 scientific sessions, including special, invited and India Day sessions (over 300 hours of recordings) and browse over 300 poster communications. The Conference Report and Evaluation Report are now also available.
IUSSP Panel activities
The IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography organized this workshop on "Using Bibliometric Data in Demographic Research" as a side-meeting on 29 June 2022 at the European Population Conference (EPC2022) held at the University of Groningen.
The IUSSP Panel on Historical demography organized a session on “Demographic processes and socioeconomic reproduction in the long run” at the XIX World Economic History Congress (WEHC 2022) held in Aubervilliers, France, 25-29 July 2022. The session examined how demographic behaviors and the intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status interact to shape patterns of inequality over time.
The IUSSP Urban Family Planning Fellows will participate in two upcoming conferences: the International Conference on Urban Health in Valencia, Spain 24-28 October and the International Conference on Family Planning in Pattaya, Thailand 14-17 November.
New IUSSP Panels
Following the Call for new Panels disseminated in February 2022, the IUSSP Council approved the creation of 7 new IUSSP Panels, which will begin their activities later this year or early next year.
This new Panel, which is a successor to the Early Career Taskforce, brings together early career population scientists from around the world. Its aim is to actively engage new generations of population experts in the work of IUSSP.
The IUSSP Laureate ceremony in honour of Peter McDonald, was held online on 30 June. Colleagues from all over the world took turns recounting the impact Peter's research had on their own research and careers. Watch a video of the ceremony.
The IUSSP Council decided to expand the eligibility criteria for 2023 Laureate nominations to make them (even) more inclusive. Nominees no longer have to be IUSSP members. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2023 Laureate Award is 1 November 2022.
News from the members
This new section advertises members’ software packages. These packages must enhance the study of population and be published in established repositories with rigorous peer testing and review, such as CRAN. Subjects include, but are not limited to modelling and parameter estimation, forecasting, visualisation, simulation, access online databases, and web scraping.
• Carmen A. Miró (1919-2022)
Carmen A. Miró passed away peacefully on 18 September 2022 at the age of 103. She will be remembered as one of the most active women in the history of the IUSSP and in the emergence of Demography as a discipline in Latin America. Carmen Miró became an IUSSP member in 1948. She served on four IUSSP Councils and was the Union's first female President (1973-1976). She also served on two IUSSP Scientific Committees.
• Gavin Jones (1940-2022)
The IUSSP is sad to announce the sudden and unexpected death of Gavin Jones on 27 August 2022 at the age of 81. A longtime active member of the Union, he joined the IUSSP in 1967 and served as a member of several IUSSP scientific committees and panels.
• Thomas K. Burch (1934-2022)
Longtime member Thomas K. Burch passed away on July 26, 2022 at the age of 87. He joined the IUSSP in 1967 and remained an active member and scholar authoring books on population up until his death. He served on the IUSSP Committee on Family Demography and the Life Cycle (1981-1985).
Two new members and 23 new Student Associates joined the IUSSP between 1 June and 31 August 2022. Please encourage your colleagues and students to become members.
The Bureau was forced to take the difficult step of restructuring the Secretariat for financial reasons due to a long-term drop in membership dues revenue and core grant support. The position of internet engineer and membership officer was eliminated. The Bureau and Council thank Philippe for his long service to the IUSSP.
Regional population associations
The 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Population Association (PAA) will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana 12-15 April 2023. The submission system opened on 15 August and the deadline for submissions is 2 October 2022.
The X Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will be held in Valparaiso, Chile, 6-9 December 2022 on the theme "Sanitary, political and socioeconomic crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean: the contribution of population studies." Deadline for discounted registration: 3 October 2022.
The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) announces a relaunch of its flagship journal, the Journal of African Population Studies, with a new Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, and a reconstituted editorial team. Also of interest, live recordings of the UAPS workshop on gender statistics held on 23-25 August are now available on YouTube.
The UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals to lend their expertise to its independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) as volunteer members.
The Gender and Women's Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce the launch of a new PhD program. Admitted students will receive 5 years of funding. This program offers opportunities for training, affiliation, and collaboration with the many interdisciplinary centers across our campus, including the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE).
The University of Kinshasa created, on July 18, 2022, the School of Population and Development Sciences, which will include Masters in Demography and Data Science; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences; Information Systems and Development Planning; Population and Urban Dynamics; Development and Humanitarian Action; Population-Development-Environment; Gender and Reproductive Health.
Career and study opportunities
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, calls for papers, training, career or study opportunities as well their recent publications or peer-reviewed software for inclusion in the newsletter and IUSSP website. Please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.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 2022. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Publication Director: Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director