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Latin American Population Association (ALAP)

For general information on the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) please read below.


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VII ALAP-XX ABEP Congress, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 17-22 October 2016

The VII Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will be held together with the XX Congress of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) from 17 to 22 October 2016 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil (on the triple Border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay). The central theme of the conference will be: “Unity and diversity of demographic processes: political challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean in an international perspective”.

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General information:


The Latin American Population Association, ALAP, is a scientific organization with interest on population issues. Joined by more than five hundred researchers, students and other professionals ALAP is a forum for dissemination, debateand discussion of demographic matters in Latin America and the Caribbean. The main purposes of ALAP are:

  • To promote and organize interdisciplinary academic meetings - conferences, forums, seminars and workshops-at a regional and sub-regional scales.
  • To disseminate socio-demographic research findings useful fordevelopment policies.
  • To foster information exchange on population studies and to improve methodological and technical skills among Latin American social scientists, research centers, academic institutions, NGOs and governments.
  • To promote scientific exchange between the scientific community and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean and other regions of the world.

Since its founding in 2004, ALAP has organized every two years an International Congress on Population Studies (2004 in Caxambu, Brazil; 2006, Guadalajara, Mexico; 2008, Cordoba, Argentina; 2010, La Havana, Cuba; 2012, Montevideo, Uruguay; and in 2014, Lima, Peru).


ALAP has an indexed scholarly journal, Revista Latinoamericana de Población, RELAP (Latin American Population Review) that is published twice a year.


The association has fifteen research networks of regular members on the following topics:

1.            Social vulnerability.

2.            Social representations of the family in Latin America

3.            Society and elderly in Latin America

4.            Old and new diseases in Latin America

5.            International mobility of the population

6.            Population and Environment

7.            Latin American Network of Family Studies - LAFAM

8.            Indigenous and Afro people

9.            Sexual and reproductive health and Population

10.          Population estimates and projections

11.          Population and rights

12.          Training and education in Demography

13.          Labor and Population

14.          Historical Demography

15.          Urban Studies

Updated information about ALAP, its organization, publications, news and meetings can be found in its webpage: