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2021 IUSSP Laureate Ceremony
in honour of Zeng Yi


Thursday 21 October 2021
12:00 – 13:30 UTC

8:00 New York | 14:00 Paris | 20:00 Beijing


This webinar honours Zeng Yi as IUSSP's 31st Laureate. Zeng Yi is Professor of Population Science at the National School of Development and Honorary Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Development Studies at Peking University and Professor at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Director of the Center for Chinese Population and Socioeconomic Studies, Duke University, This award recognizes his outstanding contributions to the advancement of population science, in particular his work on healthy aging and family and household demography.

After an introduction by Frans Willekens, Harvey Jay Cohen, James Vaupel and Lei Xiaoyan will pay tribute to Zeng Yi’s career and achievements. These will be followed by illustrations of the impact of Zeng Yi’s research: Jiehua Lu will present the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Study (CLHLS) and its successor, the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity and Happy Family Study (CLHLS-HF), and Feng Qiushi and Tirza Aidar will present ProFamy, the multistate family household and living arrangement projection model.

In addition to the presentations, there will be an opportunity for members of the audience to say a few words at the end of the ceremony. If you are interested in speaking, let us know when you register.






Tom LeGrand
Professor of Demography, University of Montréal, Canada), and President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)



Frans Willekens
Professor Emeritus, University of Groningen, and former Director, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute


Harvey Jay Cohen
Walter Kempner Professor of Medicine, Duke University, and former Director of the Center for Aging and Human Development Studies, Duke University


James Vaupel
Professor, Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, and Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research


Lei Xiaoyan
Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Development Studies and Executive Committee member of the National School of Development, Peking University


Jiehua Lu
Professor, Department of Sociology at Peking University, and Vice President of the China Population Association


Feng Qiushi
Associate Professor, Deputy Director of the Center for Family and Population Research (CFPR), and Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore


Tirza Aidar
Professor at the Department of Demography, Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences, Researcher at Nucleus for Population Studies "Elza Berquó". University of Campinas, Brazil.