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


Current Activities: 


IX Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) 9-11 December 2020.

Attending the conference – come join the IUSSP. We will have a virtual booth  and most importantly the IUSSP Council and Panels are involved in the following events:

  • Dec 9, 2020, 11h15-12h45 (Santiago, Chile time zone) Round-Table: Asociaciones regionales de población y agenda de investigación

  • Dec 09, 2020, 11h15-12h45 – (Santiago, Chile time zone). MR.01 – Round-Table: Prioridades en investigación y en generación de información sobre migración internacional: perspectivas para una encuesta mundial sobre migración organized by the IUSSP Panel on International Migration:

  • Dec 9, 2020, 13h00-14h00 (Santiago, Chile time zone) PR.02 – Presentation – Session of IUSSP about the International Population Conference 2021. situation status.

  • Dec 10, 2020, 11h15-12h45 – (Santiago, Chile time zone) – MR.09 – Round-Table Rethinking training in demography for the 21st Century



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; 2014, Lima, Peru; 2016, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil ).


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: