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IUSSP Bulletin  ● Issue 48, June 2020

IUSSP Webinar: Quantifying COVID-19-related Excess Mortality in Latin America

Friday 17 July 2020

13:00 - 14:30 UTC | 15:00 - 16:30 Paris

9:00 - 10:30 New York | 10:00 - 11:30 Rio de Janeiro

•  Register here

IUSSP Webinar: Digital and computational approaches to study determinants and consequences of the spread of COVID-19
Wednesday 8 July 2020 (13:30 - 15:00 UTC)


•  Recording of the webinar

•  Q&As

2020 IUSSP Laureate Ceremony in honor of Gordon F. De Jong

Monday 8 June 2020, at 11:00 (New York - EDT), 17:00 (Paris - CET), 15:00 UTC


•  Recording of the Laureate Ceremony session 


IUSSP Webinar: Positioning population studies to understand the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic20 May 2020 (13:00-14:00 UTC).


•  Recording of the meeting

•  Q&As

•  Alberto Palloni's PowerPoint Presentation

PERN Cyberseminar: Population, Climate Change and Food Security
18 to 25 May 2020 


 Demographers’ contributions to the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic

IUSSP Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st century: Advances in data collection methodologies

UNFPA headquarters, New York, United States, 4-6 December 2019

The meeting was live-streamed and a video recording and presentations are available here.


See meeting programme.

Small-area Estimation Training Materials - Subnational Estimates of Child Mortality using Complex Survey Data 

Access the videos of lectures and support materials to use for training.  


IUSSP Statement. Addressing climate change in IUSSP activities

The IUSSP Council recently drafted a statement outlining the ways the IUSSP can reduce the contribution of its activities to global warming.


N-IUSSP. IUSSP's Online Magazine


More children linked to lower mortality in contemporary Norway, with exceptions by Øystein Kravdal


Membership News

New publications from members :

Biodemography: An Introduction to Concepts and Methods, James R. Carey and Deborah A. Roach.



Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa, Clifford O. Odimegwu (ed.)






In Memoriam:


Roland Pressat (1923-2020)

We are saddened to announce the death of Roland Pressat who passed away at the age of 96.



Antonella Pinnelli (1941-2019) 

Antonella Pinnelli passed away on November 9 th , in Rome. She had retired in 2010, after many decades as Professor of Social Demography and Population Policies at the University of Rome. A pioneer of gender studies in demography, she was a member of the IUSSP Panel on Gender and Population and her research shed light on the important role of women in driving population change.


Data Revolution

For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution

IUSSP Statement:  Defining and successfully accomplishing the Data Revolution – The perspective of Demographers

IUSSP members are invited to read and comment on recommendations sent to the UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

CODATA 2019 Beijing: Towards next-generation data-driven science: policies, practices and platforms, 19-20 September 2019. 

Call for Presentations and Posters: deadline 24 June 2019

How open data can help the Global South, from disaster relief to voter turnout

The Conversation, 20 july 2017

SDSN/IUSSP Report: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Development -Issues in the design and monitoring of SDG indicators



IUSSP Fellowships on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development 

A project to support early career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to produce policy-relevant evidence on family planning and fertility in cities and towns and their links to urban welfare funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

 Distance Training 


Tools for Demographic Estimation 

This site represents the major output arising from a joint IUSSP and UNFPA project to produce a single volume containing updated tools for demographic estimation from limited, deficient and defective data


Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes 

This course introduces users to the methods used by demographers to analyse population data, and the sources of this data and the methods used to collect this data. Throughout the course, students are introduced to the types of issues of interest to demographers through real examples. Included are sessions that introduce broad areas of research through discussion of both global and national trends and sessions that show how demographic methods may be used in researching a range of areas, such as reproductive health, morbidity and health profiles, and the effects of ageing on a population.