Calls for Papers
International Food Policy Research InstituteSeptember 8, 2016 - September 9, 2016Washington, DCMay 15, 2016Researchers are invited to submit either a preliminary paper, an extended abstract (2 pages minimum), or an advanced research proposal to the Tenth Annual Research Conference. Submissions must be sufficiently detailed to allow the steering committee to judge the merits of the research and must include a description of the research objectives, the data and research methods, some preliminary results (unless it is a project in the design stage), and the policy relevance of the research. Policy relevance may be defined as: (1) identifying a problem that needs to be addressed by government; (2) identifying or assessing potential policy/programmatic solutions to social/economic problem; (3) providing new information or techniques that may be used in design of social/economic/health programs. The official language of the research conference is English. For information on how to submit a paper online, visit PopPov2016.org/SubmissionDate posted: 4/8/2016 | View listing
June 1, 2016
Because it is clear that sex differences in health depend on social, behavioral and environmental context as well as biology, and because societies, behaviors, and environment are changing rapidly around the world, we invite the submission of papers that further our understanding of how and why women and men differ in health outcomes.
The desire to focus a journal issue on the Health of Women and Men is timely for a number of reasons. Recent trends in the health status of American women indicate recent trends are worse than those of peers in other countries, and worse than those for men in the United States. For example, since 1980, U.S. women have lost 1-6 years of life expectancy relative to women in comparably wealthy nations, and 2-3 years of life expectancy relative to American males. In addition, we have rapidly increasing data resources to study health differentials between women and men and their causes, including change over time and with age. Comparative analyses of sex differences in international settings as well as studies from individual countries using relatively newly available rich data may lead to better understanding of the biological versus social or environmental factors causing men and women to differ in health. Changes in female/male differentials with age, time or cohort could also lead to increased insight.
Our expectation is that papers will be based on empirical analysis. Papers should also help clarify our understanding of differences between women and men which generally requires a comparative analysis. Papers from multiple disciplines and methodological approaches are welcome.
Eileen Crimmins Editor, Biodemography and Social BiologyDate posted: 11/16/2015 | View listing