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IUSSP Bulletin - Issue 51, March 2021

PERN Cyberseminar on Refugee and Internally Displaced Populations, Environmental Impacts and Climate Risks
10 to 18 May 2021 

IUSSP Webinar Series:

Debate: Should FP programs in patriarchal societies use limited funds to further empower women or to involve men? 1 June 2021 (15:00 UTC / 11:00 EST / 17:00 CET)


International Population Conference (IPC2021)


IPC 2021 Call for Papers
The Call for Papers for IPC2021 is now open. Authors can submit abstracts up until 15 May 2021. This article provides tips to prepare your submission, explaining how organizers will create sessions and why it is critical to select the right keywords. (read more)


Sponsorships and Research Leader Sessions

IPC 2021 presents a unique opportunity for organizations to showcase their services and products and inform and engage with a global audience. The sponsorship package includes “Research Leader Sessions” in which institutions can raise awareness of their organization's work in the population field. (Read more)

Conference Hubs

IPC2021 will be a hybrid conference, with a small number of in-person sessions in Hyderabad, India, while most of the scientific programme will be virtual. Conference Hubs are one way to promote networking and in-person discussion around the conference. (Read more)

IUSSP Webinar Series:

Joint webinar in association with the Population Association of America (PAA)
Population, Food and the Environment
Video-recording & slides

Friday 09 April 2021 14:00 - 15:30 UTC  10:00 New York | 16:00 France | 19:30 New Delhi


IUSSP Elections

Nominations for 2021 Council elections

The Committee on Nominations has prepared its list of candidates. Members can make additional nominations of IUSSP members for the 2021 Council Elections up until 15 June 2021. (Read more)


IUSSP awards

Call for 2021 IUSSP–Mattei Dogan Award nominations

This Award honours a scientist of high international renown for the contribution of his or her work to the development of studies of population that draw on the perspectives of different disciplines and for the importance that this work has accorded to international comparisons. Deadline for Nominations: 15 September 2021. (Read more)




IUSSP Panels

New Panel with CODATA on FAIR vocabularies

To support the growing movement to make data “Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable” (FAIR), the IUSSP Council has approved a new Panel, which will be a joint initiative with the International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA). The Panel is co-chaired by George Alter (University of Michigan), Arofan Gregory (DDI Alliance) and Steven McEachern (ANU and DDI Alliance). (Read more)



 N-IUSSP. IUSSP's Online Magazine 

Hypergamy on the decline in Europe by David Erat

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

  In Memoriam

Anatole Vichnevski (1935-2021)

Anatole Vichnevski passed away on Friday January 15, 2021, after having fought  the Covid-19 with all the energy that we knew him. He would have turned 86 on April 1.


Parameswara Krishnan (1936 – 2021)


K. G. Basavarajappa (1931-2020)


Membership News

New publications from members :

Production of a Vital Statistics Report: Guide (Revision 1), Vital Strategies, UNECA, UNESCAP, and Statistics Norway, 2020.
15 contibutors including Helge Brunborg, Petra Nahmias, Tim Adair, Philip Setel, Farnaz Malik...


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.