IUSSP Bulletin  ● Issue 43, March 2019

Call for papers:


International Seminar on Family Demography and Family Law around the World

Montreal, Canada, 27–29 April 2020

● Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2019

Call for Applications for CRVS Fellows Program.

● Deadline for applications: 31 May  2019

Call for Proposals: 2nd Round of Fellowships on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development 

The Call for Proposals is now available for the 2nd round of fellowships for 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. 

● Deadline for concept notes: 15 April 2019

 ● Sign up here for the Urban Family Planning Fellowship mailing list.

Alberto Palloni - 2019 Laureate 


The IUSSP Council elected Alberto Palloni as the 2019 IUSSP Laureate in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the field of population and service to the IUSSP. The ceremony took place during the PAA 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas on April 10, 2019. 



IUSSP Policy & Research Papers #24 “Advancing Knowledge on International Migration: Data and Research Needs”, by Philippe Fargues (European University Institute). 

In Memoriam:


Roger Schofield (1937-2019)


Roger Schofield died on April 8, 2019. He had gained worldwide recognition for his contributions to the ingenious reconstruction of the population history of England and played an important role in the international development of historical demography, participating in two IUSSP Committees on Historical Demography (1982-1986) and as chair (1987-1990).



Véronique Hertrich (1963-2019)


Véronique Hertrich passed away on February 18 at the age of 55. Research Director at the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED, Paris). Coordinator for the 2005 International Population Conference in Tours, France and Member of the IUSSP Council from 2010 to 2013, she actively encouraged collaborative research, notably in Africa, and defended the multilingualism of the Union.



XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town


Conference Highlights

Scientific Programme

Filmed Sessions  (from Facebook page)

IUSSP’s Written Statement to the 51st session of the Commission on Population and Developments (under Agenda item 3)

Direct links to the statements are available at the links below:

English (version originale)  




New N-IUSSP article : 

Socioeconomic disparities in Finnish children’s family life

by Marika Jalovaara & Gunnar Andersson.



N-IUSSP. IUSSP's online news magazine


Network on Strengthening Demographic Training in Francophone Africa (FraNet) 

New publications: 

Le dividende démographique en Afrique. Premiers signes et estimation par la méthode de décomposition

Understanding Social Change. A Decompostion Approach 


Membership News

New publications from members :

Inégalités de santé à Ouagadougou. Résultats d’un observatoire de population urbaine au Burkina Faso, INED, 2019, edited by Clémentine Rossier, Abdramane Bassiahi Soura and Géraldine Duthé.





Data Revolution

For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution

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

The Conversation, 20 july 2017


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.


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.