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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 60, June 2023

In this issueIUSSP Council meets in Paris ● FAIR Vocabularies in Population Research ● 2023 Mid-term Meeting of ISC Members ● IPC2025 registration fees ● New directions for Family Planning measurement ● Declining mortality and multi-morbidity at death ● Rights and Ethics in Biometric Population Registration ● Meet the Population, Ethics & Human Rights Fellows ● Demographic microsimulations in R using SOCSIM ● Inauguration of the Scholarly Migration Database ● Assessing climate-conflict impact on population ● N-IUSSP e-Book Loneliness and social exclusion among older Europeans before and during the COVID-19 pandemic ● Call for 2024 IUSSP Laureate ● News from the Members ● Regional Population Associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls for papers ● Training courses and workshops ● Career and study opportunities ● Calendar

IUSSP Website Upgrade: July-August

An upgraded version of the IUSSP website should go live on 28 June. It may affect the display of the website, including this newsletter. (Consider reading the PDF version). Apologies in advance for any glitches as work continues in July and August to complete the rebuild of the website and ensure everything is working.

IUSSP Council meets in Paris

The IUSSP Council met for the first time at IUSSP’s new headquarters at INED on the Condorcet Campus. At the top of the agenda was a discussion of membership trends and how to best attract and retain new members.

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FAIR Vocabularies in Population Research

IUSSP and CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Science Council, held a webinar to launch the publication of « FAIR Vocabularies in Population Research ». This report explains the benefits of making data “Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable” (FAIR) and recommends ways to apply these principles in population research.

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International Science Council

2023 Mid-term Meeting of ISC Members: Capitalizing on Synergies in Science

The ISC held its first in-person meeting of members since the founding General Assembly in 2018 held in Paris 10 – 12 May 2023. It was an opportunity to network with other ISC Member representatives, discuss global developments for science and learn about the ISC’s strategic and organizational objectives

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International Population Conference

IPC2025 registration fees

Members who have maintained their annual membership since 2021 or who have selected to pay for four years of membership in 2022 or 2023 will get a substantially reduced conference fee rate.

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IUSSP Webinar Series

Why do we measure what we do?

This first webinar organized by the IUSSP Panel on Rethinking Family Planning Measurement with a Reproductive Rights and Justice Lens, held on 31 March, presented the history of family planning measurement, reproductive rights and reproductive justice and reflected on the utility and limitations of current family planning measures.   

(Watch the recording and access the slides.)

New directions for FP measurement

“How should we define and measure demand for and use of family planning? New directions and frameworks for family planning measurement”,  held on 21 June, continued the conversation begun during the webinar on “Why do we measure what we do?”   

(Watch the recording and access the slides.)

Declining mortality and multi-morbidity at death

The IUSSP Panel on Declining Mortality and Multi-morbidity at Death held its kick-off webinar on 30 March, with the aim to draw attention to the role played by multi-morbidity in current epidemiological profiles and mortality dynamics. The next webinar, on 28 September, will focus on social inequalities in multi-morbidity at death.   

(Watch the recording and register for the 2nd webinar.)

IUSSP Population, Ethics & Human Rights Project

Rights and Ethics in Biometric Population Registration

The IUSSP Panel on Population Registers, Ethics and Human Rights published an article entitled “Rights and Ethics in Biometric Population Registration: Mapping the limits of digital recognition and the drivers of exclusion”, which highlights the key issues driving this project.

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Meet the Population, Ethics & Human Rights Fellows:


•    Janaina Costa

With degrees in Law, Economic and Social Development, and Digital Law from UFMG (Brazil), IEDES-Paris 1 (France), and Rio State University (Brazil) respectively, Janaina Costa focuses on innovative public policies for human rights and involves the ethical and rights dimensions of digitizing population registers. (Read more on her current research)

•    Georges Macaire Eyenga

Georges Macaire Eyenga holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Paris Nanterre (France). His research focuses on technoscapes in Africa, based on case studies of telesurveillance, drones and biometrics. He is currently working on the digitisation of voting registers and on how the Leave No Voter Behind principle is monitored on a daily basis in Cameroon. (Read more on his current research)

•    Elizabeth Nansubuga

Elizabeth Nansubuga holds a PhD in Demography/Population Studies & is faculty at Makerere University, Uganda. As an IUSSP Population, Ethics & Human Rights fellow, her focus is on the ethical and human rights insights regarding exclusion of “fatherless” children from birth registration & national identity systems.
(Read more on her current research)

IUSSP Side Events at PAA 2023

Demographic microsimulations in R using SOCSIM

The IUSSP Panel on Digital and Computational Demography organized a workshop on “Demographic microsimulations in R using SOCSIM: Modelling population and kinship dynamics”, on 12 April in New Orleans, as part of the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA).   

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Inauguration of the Scholarly Migration Database

The inauguration meeting for the Scholarly Migration Database (SMD) was held on 12 April in New Orleans at PAA2023, organized by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) with support from the IUSSP Panel on Digital and Computational Demography.

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Assessing climate-conflict impact on population

The IUSSP Panel on Population Dynamics under Global Conflict and Climate Change organized a workshop on 12 April at the 2023 PAA annual meeting in New Orleans entitled "Data and modeling approaches to assessing climate-conflict impact on population dynamics".   

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N-IUSSP e-Book

Loneliness and social exclusion among older Europeans before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

This e-book, edited by Bruno Arpino, is the main output of a knowledge sharing process organized by the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change” (JPI-MYBL). It is the second in this N-IUSSP series devoted to disseminating the results of international research projects. Interested researchers may contact N-IUSSP’s chief editor

Download the e-Book for free.

IUSSP Awards

Call for 2024 IUSSP Laureate

The IUSSP Laureate Award honours exceptional achievements in the population field. Nominate a deserving colleague.  The deadline to submit nominations for the 2024 Laureate Award is 1 November 2023.

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News from the Members

Members' new publications

  • Mobilité et transports  dans l'aire métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince. Volume 1: Regards croisés sur Canapé -Vert et Parc Industriel, Carline Joseph Duval

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In memoriam

•    Ruth Dixon-Mueller (1937-2023)

Ruth Dixon-Mueller, a long-time IUSSP member whose research focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV, and women's empowerment, died on June 15 at a right-to-die center in Switzerland. Her choice to end her life while she was still capable of doing so on her own terms was to her a joyful affirmation of life.

New IUSSP members

Six new members and 32 new Student Associates joined the IUSSP between 1 March and 31 May 2023. Please encourage your colleagues and students to become members.

(See list)

Regional Population Associations

2024 ALAP Congress in Bogota, Colombia

The 11th Latin American Population Association (ALAP) Congress will be held in Bogota, Colombia in December 2024. Updates will be available on the ALAP website.

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2024 APA Conference in Mumbai, India

The 6th Asian Population Association Conference will take place in Mumbai, India, 27-30 November 2024. Read more on the APA website.

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2024 PAA Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

The 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Population Association (PAA) will be held in Columbus, Ohio 17-20 April 2024. The Applied Demography Conference 2024 will be held virtually 6–8 February 2024.

(PAA 2024 Website)

2024 European Population Conference in Edinburgh

The 2024 European Population Conference (EPC 2024) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom) 12-15 June 2024. The Call for Papers will be out in September. Save the dates and stay tuned for more information!

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2024 African Population Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi

The 9th African Population Conference, organized by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), will be held in Lilongwe, Malawi, in May 2024 on the theme: “Road to 2030: Leveraging Africa’s human capital to achieve transformation in a world of uncertainty”.

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Other Announcements

Spatial Demography Topical Collections

The journal Spatial Demography has recently launched “Calls for Papers” for several “Topical Collections". At this time, the website provides descriptions and additional information for three active Topical Collections. Information on three new Topical Collections will be added within the next month, and others are in development. 

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European Journal of Population is now fully open access

The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) is happy to announce that its flagship European Journal of Population is now fully open access! This new status makes it even more attractive to submit your work to this Journal. In addition, in a joint effort with SpringerNature Publishers, EJP guarantees Equal Access Opportunities to ALL potential authors!  

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MSc programmes in Demography and SRH at LSHTM

Applications are still open for 2023 entry for all three programmes: the MSc Demography & Health, the MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research and the MSc Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy & Planning. Various scholarship opportunities are available, for 2024 entry.

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NIH/NIA funding opportunity

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (RFA-AG-24-032) titled Enhancing Use of Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol Data. Its purpose is to further our understanding of how different behavioral, social, cultural, environmental, and institutional factors affect the trajectory of cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD) and the experience of living with or managing AD/ADRD in different national or regional contexts.

Indian Journal of Population and Development

Indian Journal of Population and Development is an 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 most recent issue is available here.

IIPS Memorial Lectures

View videos of recent memorial lectures organized by the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS): the 21st Prof. C. Chandrasekaran Memorial Lecture by Dr. Jinkook Lee, on “Ageing Populations and Dementia: Global Challenge, Local Insights”. The 15th Prof. P. N. Mari Bhat Memorial Lecture by Professor Lalit Dandona, on “Estimation of Subnational Demographic and Disease Burden Trends in India: Opportunities, Challenges, and Capacity Building”. The 12th Prof. Asha A. Bhende Memorial Lecture by Prof. Angel M. Foster, on “Abortion, politics, and the pill that promised to change everything: The global journey of mifepristone”.  

(See list of memorial lectures.)


Recent articles

  • Educational disparities in partnership formation and dissolution in Finland (1990-2019), Linus Andersson and Marika Jalovaara
  • Loneliness and social exclusion among older Europeans before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bruno Arpino, Giuseppe Gabrielli and Heidrun Mollenkopf
  • Is Italy about to disappear? Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna and Marcantonio Caltabiano
  • Is morbidity compressing around the globe? Iñaki Permanyer, Francisco Villavicencio and Sergi Trias-Llimós
  • Internal migration and the marriage market in China, Wanru Xiong
  • Who felt lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic among European older adults? Omar Paccagnella, Veronica Cassarà, Maria Iannario and Cosmo Strozza
  • The fertility effect of medically assisted reproduction in Australia, Stephanie KY Choi, Ester Lazzari, Christos Venetis and Georgina Chambers
  • Moroccan and Turkish older migrants in the Netherlands before the COVID-19 pandemic: lonely despite social contacts, Tineke Fokkema and Marjolijn Das
  • A new Longevity Blue Zone in Martinique (France), Michel Poulain and Anne Herm
  • Kinlessness and loneliness before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bruno Arpino, Christine A. Mair, Nekehia T. Quashie and Radoslaw Antczak
  • Why and where are deaths under-reported in India? Krishna Kumar and Nandita Saikia
  • Differential educational consequences of parental separation in West Germany, Wiebke Schulz
  • Income and fertility – a positive relationship? Martin Kolk

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Calls for papers

  • Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2023 (WIC2023): “Exploring population heterogeneities”, Vienna, Austria, 6-7 December 2023. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2023
  • Special issue of the International Journal for Public Health on "Ageing in Health in Sub- Saharan Africa". Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 August 2023
  • XXIIème Colloque de l'AIDELF - Aveiro, Portugal 27-30 August 2024. Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 September 2023


Training courses and workshops

  • Winter School on Population Heterogeneities, Vienna, Austria, 4-5 December 2023. Deadline for applications: 30 June 2023
  • SGH Doctoral Summer School of Demography, Warsaw, Poland, 4-8 September 2023. Deadline for applications: 30 June 2023

Career and Study Opportunities

Jobs/Fellowships/PhD Positions/Post-Docs

  • International Visiting Scholar Program at Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) of Shanghai University. Deadline for Applications: 30 June 2023
  • One PhD Student Position at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Laboratory of Population Health, in Collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. Deadline for applications: 8 September 2023


Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events

  • Launch Event of the Environmental and Climate Mobilities Network: Towards a transdisciplinary understanding of migration and im/mobilities in the context of environmental and climate change, Vienna, Austria, 10-12 July 2023
  • Fifth Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 30 August-September 2023
  • 3rd NTA Africa Conference, Saly Portudal, Senegal, 6-8 September 2023
  • 50th anniversary of the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) Conference, Keele University, United Kingdom, 11-13 September 2023
  • IUSSP Webinar: Social inequalities in multi-morbidity at death, online, 28 September 2023
  • Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2023 “Exploring Population Heterogeneities”, Vienna, Austria, 6-7 December 2023
  • Population Association of America (PAA) 2024 Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 17-20 April 2024
  • European Population Conference 2024 (EPC 2024), Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 12-15 June 2024
  • 12th International Conference on Population Geographies, Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), 1-3 July 2024
  • XXIIème Colloque de l'AIDELF - 2024, Aveiro, Portugal, 27-30 August 2024
  • 6th Asian Population Association Conference, Mumbai, India, 27-30 November 2024
  • 2025 International Population Conference (IPC2025), Brisbane, Australia, 13-18 July 2025

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, trainingcareer 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 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 September 2023. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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