Preconference workshop at the 2017 PAA Annual Meeting

Workshop on:


Subjective Well-being and Demography

Integrating Subjective Well-being in the demographic research agenda



Chicago (Illinois), United States

Wednesday, 26 April 2017; 1:30-5:30pm


There is no cost to attend the workshop and registration is not required (but you can confirm your presence to


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This workshop is organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Subjective Well-being and Demographic Events as a pre-conference side meeting at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, taking place in Chicago, 27-29 April 2017.


With the ever increasing research interest in subjective well-being, also in demography, the purpose of the workshop is to establish a forum for academics to present their papers on subjective wellbeing and demographic processes. Priority will be given to papers that are not otherwise presented at the PAA conference. The workshop will take a broad and inclusive perspective. We welcome papers and research ideas/projects that consider subjective wellbeing either as a driver or an outcome, comparative or longitudinal (or both), developing or developed countries, and also papers of a more methodological nature (both in terms of statistical analysis, measurement and theory).


The workshop will include the presentation of 6 research papers within the topics listed above. 


The session will conclude with a round-table discussion organized by the IUSSP Panel.





IUSSP Scientific Panel on Subjective Well-being and Demographic Events:

Chair: Letizia Mencarini – Bocconi University; 

Members: Arnstein Aassve – Bocconi University; Thomas Hansen – NOVA - Norwegian Social Research; Hans-Peter Kohler – University of Pennyslvania Population Studies Center; Rachel Margolis – University of Western Ontario; Anna Matysiak – Vienna Institute of Demography.