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IUSSP Bulletin  Issue 61, Sept 2023

In this issue: IPC2025 Call for papers ● Rethinking Family Planning Measurement with a Reproductive Rights and Justice Lens ● Elevating Urban Family Planning ● Machine learning tools for the analysis of migration trajectories ● Lifetime Migration Panel sessions at the BSPS conference ● IUSSP at 5th ESHD conference ● IUSSP at the TSITICA conference ● Social inequalities in multi-morbidity at death ● Population registers, ethics and human rights ● Debate on population and sustainability ● New student fee starting 1 January 2024 ● 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

The IUSSP website moved to a new server on 28 June. It now has new theming and uses a new credit card payment processor.  Tools for Demographic Estimation was also upgraded and transferred to the new server. Work continues with new features that will be added in the coming months.  

International Population Conference

IPC2025 Call for papers

The call for papers for the 2025 International Population Conference (IPC2025) in Brisbane, Australia is almost ready and will be posted in October.  As a preview, please find the list of themes and conveners.  

(Read more)

IUSSP Panel activities

Rethinking Family Planning Measurement with a Reproductive Rights and Justice Lens

The Panel launched a Call for Papers for its first in-person meeting on Assessing approaches to demand-side family planning measurement with a reproductive justice and rights framework, which will take place 5-7 March 2024 in Kenya.  Those interested in submitting a paper or participating as an expert should apply before 22 October 2023

(Read the call for papers)

Elevating Urban Family Planning

The IUSSP Fellowship programme for Urban Family Planning came to an end on 31 August 2023.  The programme provided research grants, training and mentoring to early-career fellows in sub-Saharan Africa to carry out policy-relevant research on family planning in urban settings.  Read more about the programme's accomplishments and lessons learned from the evaluation report. 

(Read the evaluation report)

Machine learning tools for the analysis of migration trajectories

The LIFELONGMOVE project and the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Lifetime Migration organized two training sessions in hybrid mode on 13 and 15 June 2023 on the topic of “Machine Learning Tools for the Analysis of Migration Trajectories”. Recordings of the sessions are now available. 

(Read more)

Lifetime Migration Panel sessions at the BSPS conference

The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Lifetime Migration organized two sessions at the 50th British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) 2023 Conference at Keele University, 11-13 September 2023. The first session was dedicated to childhood migration while the second explored the cumulative impact of successive moves.

(Read more)

IUSSP at 5th ESHD conference

The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Epidemics and Contagious Diseases: The Legacy of the Past made contributions across multiple sessions at the Fifth Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography, held at Radboud University, in the Netherlands, from 30 August to 2 September 2023 on the general theme The Challenge of Comparing Across Space and Time.   

(Read more)

IUSSP at the TSITICA conference

The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Inequality and Climate Change participated in the Symposium on Climate Change and Inequalities organized in Cape Town, South Africa, 7-8 March 2023, by the Transforming Social Inequalities Through Inclusive Climate Action (TSITICA) project. With support from PRB, the Panel was able to fund the participation of three early-career researchers. 

(Read more)

IUSSP Webinar Series

Register for the forthcoming webinars:

Social inequalities in multi-morbidity at death

This 2nd webinar, organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Declining Mortality and Multi-morbidity at Death on 28 September 2023, will focus on socio-economic differences in multi-morbidity at death and will be structured around presentations by Tim Adair and Paul Peters.

(Register in advance.)

Population registers, ethics and human rights

This webinar, to be held on 10 October 2023, is organized by the IUSSP Panel on Population Registers, Ethics and Human Rights in collaboration with the IDRC, Canada. It will showcase 3 IUSSP fellows' research projects and a collaborative group project being undertaken by the team of mentors. The webinar will be an open forum for attendees to engage in a meaningful discourse on the promises and perils of digitized population registers in settings as diverse as Brazil, Cameroon, Uganda and South Africa.   

(Register in advance.)

Debate on population & sustainability

The question, for this debate organized by Stan Becker on 18 October 2023, is: "The population of humans that can be supported sustainably on the planet at a reasonable standard of living is below 4 billion. Yes or No?" After an introduction by Joel Cohen to provide some background, Anastasia Pseiridis & Frank Götmark will argue "Yes” while Timothy Guinnane & Jacques Emina will argue "No". 

(Register in advance.)

IUSSP Membership

New student fee starting 1 January 2024 

A new one-time student fee covering 4 years of membership as a Student Associate will become effective on 1 January 2024. The fee is set at Euro 40 for students residing in High-Income Countries and at Euro 20 for students residing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. 

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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.

(Read more)

News from the Members

Members' new publications

  • Population Dynamics in the Mediterranean. A Demographic Convergence? Yoann Doignon, Isabelle Blöss-Widmer, Elena Ambrosetti and Sébastien Oliveau
  • India Population Report, edited by K. S. James and T. V. Sekher
  • Trump's Legacy in Migration Policy and Postpandemic Challenges for Biden, edited by Mónica Verea and Camelia Tigau
  • Migración, diásporas y desarrollo sostenible: perspectivas desde las Américas, edited by Camelia Tigau, Sadananda Sahoo and William Gois
  • La odisea de las generaciones en México : de las historias de vida a los territorios, edited by María Eugenia Zavala de Cosío and Pascal Sebille

(Read Summaries)

New IUSSP members

Six new members and 9 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.

(Read more)

2024 APA conference in Mumbai, India

The 6th Asian Population Association Conference will take place in Mumbai, India, 27-30 November 2024. The call for submissions will open on 2 October 2023 and close on 2 February 2024.

(Read more)

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 Call for Papers will close on 1 October 2023.

(PAA 2024 Website)

2024 European Population Conference in Edinburgh

The 2024 European Population Conference (EPC 2024), organized by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) in collaboration with the University of St Andrews, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom) 12-15 June 2024. The Call for Papers is now available. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2023.

(Read more)

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, 20-24 May 2024 on the theme: “Road to 2030: Leveraging Africa’s human capital to achieve transformation in a world of uncertainty”. The UAPS Council seeks suggestions from members for sessions in the call for papers for the 9th APC. 

(Read the call for sessions)

XXI International AIDELF Conference

The XXII International AIDELF Conference will take place in Aveiro, Portugal, 27-30 August 2024 on the theme: "Demography and mobility". The Call for Papers closed on 25 September 2023.

(Read more) 

Other Announcements

AFIDEP wins 2023 UN Population Award

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is the laureate of the 2023 United Nations Population Award in the institutional category. The UN selection committee praised AFIDEP's impact in areas such as family planning, maternal health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and African population dynamics.

(Read more)

Population 2024 Early-Career Research Prize 

Population is a quarterly open-access journal published in English and French by the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED). Master's and PhD students as well as early-career researchers working in population studies are invited to submit a research article to compete for the Early-Career Researcher prize. All articles accepted this year for publication will then be examined by our international jury in early 2024 to select the winning article.

(Read more)

3 new QuantMig online tools

QuantMig offers three freely-accessible, open online tools: The QuantMig Migration Estimates Explorer includes the probabilistic estimates of migration within, into and out of Europe, for the period 2009-2019, and integrating earlier estimates for 2002-2008. The QuantMig Migration Scenarios Explorer presents population and labour force indicators for 2020-2060. The DEMIG-QuantMig Policy Database documents over 7,600 migration policy changes enacted by 31 European countries in the period 1990-2020.

(Read more)

NIA BSR global aging research

Check out the new resources made available online by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioural and Social Research (BSR) as well as their scientific priorities and calls for applications for research and training.

(Read more)

IASSH 2023 conference report

The Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) held its 18th Annual Conference on 15-17 March 2023 in collaboration with the Sharda School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida on the general theme "Contextualizing Health in Social Sciences: Global and National Perspectives".

(Read the Conference report)           


Recent articles

  • Explaining the demographic expansion of the Ancient Greeks (550-409 BCE) through the lens of the city of Himera (Sicily, Italy), Norma Lonoce, Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna, Pier Francesco Fabbri, Stefano Vassallo and Irene Barbiera
  • Fertility differentials in the USA: the interplay of ethnicity and education, Emma Zang and Aparajita Kaphle
  • Childhood internal migration and the intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic inequalities, Aude Bernard
  • Gender asymmetries in mixed unions, Albert Esteve, Ewa Batyra and Annika Elwert
  • Replacement fertility with immigration in Europe, Nick Parr
  • The role of fertility in the development of educational distribution in Sweden, Vanessa Wittemann
  • Socioeconomic inequalities in functional health in Chilean older adults, Pedro Olivares-Tirado and Rosendo Zanga Pizarro
  • Suicide risk and immigration background of married couples in Sweden, Anna Oksuzyan, Sven Drefahl, Jennifer Caputo and Siddartha Aradhya

(Read articles)


Calls for papers

  • Special Issue in Honor of the 60th Anniversary of International Migration Review: Evolving Models of International Migration Research - Deadline for extended abstract submissions: 30 September 2023
  • 2024 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), Columbus, Ohio (United States), 17-20 April 2024 - Deadline for submissions: 1 October 2023
  • IUSSP Call for Papers and Participating Experts:  International Expert Group Meeting on Assessing approaches to demand-side family planning measurement with a reproductive justice and rights framework, 5-7 March 2024, Kenya - Deadline for submission/registration: 22 October 2023
  • XXII Bhopal Seminar 2024: Contemporary Issues and Future Challenges in Indian Demography, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, 17-19 January 2024 - Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2023
  • Special collection of Demographic Research on the demographic impact of COVID mitigation policies - Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2023


Training courses and workshops

  • LIVES Doctoral Programme 2023-2025 at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland - Deadline for applications: 30 September 2023
  • Course on Topics in Digital and Computational Demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock, Germany, 4-8 December 2023 - Deadline for applications: 22 October 2023

Career and Study Opportunities

Jobs/Fellowships/PhD Positions/Post-Docs

  • 2 Postdoc/Research Scientist positions in Digital and Computational Demography, MPIDR, Rostock (Germany) -  Deadline for applications: 7 October 2023
  • Senior Population Affairs Officer (P5), United Nations Population Division (UN DESA, New York) -  Deadline for applications: 12 October 2023
  • Associate/Full Professor, Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley -  Deadline for applications: 15 October 2023


Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & other events

  • IUSSP Webinar: Social inequalities in multi-morbidity at death, online, 28 September 2023
  • IUSSP Webinar: Population registers, ethics and human rights. 10 October 2023
  • IUSSP Debate: "The population of humans that can be supported sustainably on the planet at a reasonable standard of living is below 4 billion." Yes or No. 18 October 2023
  • Quetelet 2023 Seminar, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 9-10 November 2023
  • Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2023 “Exploring Population Heterogeneities”, Vienna, Austria, 6-7 December 2023
  • Assessing approaches to demand-side family planning measurement with a reproductive justice and rights framework. Kenya, 5-7 March 2024
  • Population Association of America (PAA) 2024 Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 17-20 April 2024
  • 9th African Population Conference, Lilongwe, Malawi, 20-24 May 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
  • 11th Latin American Population Association (ALAP) Congress, Bogota, Colombia, December 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 as 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 December 2023. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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Publication Director: Mary Ellen Zuppan, IUSSP Executive Director

ISSN: 2427–0059