Calls for Papers

  • October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
    Cape Town, South Africa
    December 15, 2016
    The Call for papers  contains 19 general themes and over 100 session topics from which an expected total of 240 regular Conference oral or poster sessions will be created.  Population scholars are invited to submit abstracts to the appropriate session or theme. Abstracts, extended abstracts and papers can be submitted in English or French. Session Organisers and Theme Conveners will select papers for presentation at the Conference on the basis of the relevance and merits of the abstracts submitted to the proposed session. Abstracts not fitting a specific session topic should be submitted to the general theme topic. Theme conveners will create sessions based on the number of high quality submissions received. For more information about specific themes and requirements click here. 
    Date posted: 11/14/2016 | View listing
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
    April 14, 2017 - April 15, 2017
    California Center for Population Research (UCLA)
    December 20, 2016
    The workshop will bring together scholars with a common interest in the analyses of life course events in aging; the role of cumulative exposures in aging-related outcomes; and in understanding how the economic, institutional, and demographic context has changed for different cohorts and for different racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic groups within cohorts. The meeting is supported in part by an NIA conference grant so submissions consistent with NIA's missions will receive higher priority. The program will be based both on invited papers and on paper submissions. Lodging and travel (coach), including international travel, will be covered for participants. Unfortunately, we cannot accept papers from graduate students, but once the program is set we will send out a call for attendance. If you wish to submit a paper for consideration, please upload a pdf file by December 20, 2016, using the following website. Late submissions will be accepted only if the committee has not yet gotten to work.
    Date posted: 11/15/2016 | View listing
  • January 15, 2017
    Early-Life Influences on Later Life: Innovations and ExplorationsThe articles we seek will move the field forward conceptually or methodologically or both. We are seeking original research that will further broaden our understanding of the ways that early-life conditions, including family structure and dynamics, socioeconomic background, cognitive ability, health, delinquent behaviors, exposure to trauma and violence, military service, and even in-utero experiences affect one’s life chances, including socioeconomic prospects, family formation, economic well-being, cognition, and physical and mental health. Early life may encompass infancy, childhood, adolescence, or young adulthood. We welcome articles using concepts and themes from sociology, psychology, human development, epidemiology, epigenetics, and other related disciplines. Preference is given to studies focused on mid- or later-life outcomes. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are welcome; multiwave longitudinal data sets are particularly appropriate for studying the life course prospectively. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
    • Explorations of late-life health disparities that pay serious attention to early-life selection processes.
    • The long-term impact of early socioeconomic factors on life-course trajectories, health, and well-being.
    • Explorations of race, gender, cohort, or cross-national differences in the impact of early-life factors on later-life outcomes.
    • Gene–environment interactions over the life course that shape later-life outcomes.
    • Rigorous empirical assessments of life-course theories including cumulative (dis)advantage models, resilience and vulnerability perspectives, and age-as-leveler perspectives.
    For more information about submission of abstracts or manuscripts click here.
    Date posted: 11/17/2016 | View listing
  • Human Mortality Database Project
    May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017
    Wissenschafts Forum, Berlin
    February 19, 2017
    Empirical and methodological papers are equally welcome. Topics of the Symposium include, but are not limited to, the following research areas:
    • Data and methods for the analysis of mortality, life and health expectancies. 
    • Mortality in period and cohort dimensions. Measures and models. 
    • Frontiers of longevity. Survival and health at advanced ages. 
    • Health and survival of women and men. How to explain the paradox? 
    • Causes of death and the health transition. 
    • Mortality convergence and divergence across countries. The East-West health divide in Europe. 
    • Regional mortality variations and its determinants. Socioeconomic differences in the face of death. 
    • Use of HMD and HLD for estimating and forecasting mortality in developing countries. 
    • HMD, HLD and related online resources. New opportunities and challenges. 

    If you are interested in contributing to the 4 th HMD Symposium, please send a 300+ word abstract or draft paper to the following address ( with Cc: to Dmitry Jdanov ( ) by 19 February 2017. Please make sure to include: the provisional title of your proposal, the full name(s) of each author, the affiliation (full name of organization and department), and the e-mail address(es). Applicants will be notified if their paper has been accepted by 17 March 2017.
    Date posted: 12/2/2016 | View listing