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XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town


Registration is now open!

Preliminary Scientific Programme


2017 Council Elections

Member Nominations for 2017 Council elections

Deadline for nominations: 15 June 2017


IUSSP Bulletin  ● Issue 35, March 2017


Calls for papers: 


IUSSP Seminar on Mortality: Past, Present and Future

Campinas, Brazil, 7-8 August 2017

Deadline for submissions: 20 May 2017

IUSSP Seminar on Pandemics: Reflections on the Centennial of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Virus.

Madrid, Spain, 27-29 November 2017

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2017

4th Asian Population Association Conference
Shanghai, China,  2018
Deadline for submissions:  30 September 2017


IUSSP workshops at PAA:

Workshop on: Subjective Well-being and Demography Integrating Subjective Well-being in the demographic research agenda
Side Meeting at the 2017 PAA Annual Meeting
Chicago (Illinois), USA, 26 April 2017


Training Workshop on Social Media and Demographic Methods
Side meeting at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA)
Chicago, United States, 26 April 2017: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Organized by the IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes
Registration information



New N-IUSSP Article: 
First birth postponement and fertility in Europe
By Hippolyte D’albis, Angela Greulich & Gregory Ponthière


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Membership News

In Memoriam:
Jan Hoem (1939 - 2017) 

Members' new publications:

A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa, by Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins.




Data Revolution

For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution


United Nations World Data Forum wraps up.

The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, which will be adopted by countries at the UN Statistical Commission when it meets in March, was prepared with inputs from the global statistical community and data experts from a wide range of stakeholders.


The OrangeTM competition “Challenge 4 Development” 

For more information on the competition and best papers in 2015: The-D4D-Challenge 

Some of the papers are of particular interest to demographers. 

The External Review Panel's Report is also of interest. 



Africa Data Consensus. Final Version adopted by the High Level Conference on Data Revolution, 8th AU-ECA Conference of Ministers, 29 March 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Report: Monitoring demographic indicators for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


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.


 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.