Abstract Submission: 19 February 2018
Acceptance of Abstract: 4 Weeks after Submission
Submission of Paper: 21 May 2018
This workshop is intended to favor communication and exchange between researchers who study the implications of digital technologies for demographic behavior as well as the applications of new data from digital sources to understand population processes.
Topics that are relevant for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
We invite you to submit extended abstracts (2-4 pages) or full papers. Please direct all submissions to email@example.com by February 15th 2018.
Any conference related inquiries may also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitters will be notified about selection decisions by March 15th 2018.
One to two sessions will be organized by Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (CSWEP Western representative) on the broad topic of international migration and immigration policy. Abstracts on those areas are particularly solicited, although submissions in other areas will be considered for a separate session. Finally, proposals for complete sessions (organizer, chair, presenters and discussants) are also encouraged. Please email abstracts (1-2 pages, include names of all authors, as well as all their affiliations, addresses, email contacts, paper title) by January 31, 2018, to:
Amber Pipa, Admin Assistant
American Economic Association
Note that this submission is separate from any submission sent in response to the WEAI’s general call for papers. For more information on the WEAI meetings, please see http://www.weai.org/AC2018. CSWEP is unable to provide travel assistance to meeting participants. Please make other arrangements for covering travel and meeting costs.
The international REVES network encourages research on health expectancy, longevity, the disablement process and ageing. It includes scholars from a broad range of disciplines such as demographers, clinicians, statisticians and social scientists.
The conference, Impairment in the Social World , is being organized by graduate students from Columbia University’s Department of Sociology under the faculty guidance of Gil Eyal and Adam Reich, with financial support from The Center for Science and Society. Participants will have 15-20 minutes to present their papers and will have the opportunity to discuss their work with other graduate students and prominent researchers in the field. We invite graduate students to submit a one page abstract by December 18, 2017. Abstracts should be approximately 800 words, include the name of the author(s), and their institutional affiliation(s). Successful applicants will be informed January 2018, and full paper drafts will be circulated among participants in mid-February. Please submit your extended abstract as a PDF to email@example.com.
The Penn Demography Club is pleased to announce a one-day “Health and Society in South Asia” Conference scheduled for April 10th, 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference is designed to connect graduate students, early career researchers, and more established scholars who conduct high-quality research on contemporary population issues in South Asia. The conference will feature one-hour presentations from three established scholars and two sessions of shorter presentations from junior scholars (such as graduate student or post-doctoral fellows). We anticipate that the small size of the conference will enable active discussion between participants and create lasting connections between researchers of South Asia.
The event will be hosted by the Penn Demography Club, the association for Demography students at the University of Pennsylvania. The event is co-sponsored by the Population Studies Center, the Center for the Advanced Study of India, and the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies. For more information about requirements click here.
In light of recent discussions about the resurgence of populism and backlash against globalization as manifested by the ‘Brexit’ vote, the 2016 US election, and similar trends elsewhere, we aim to bring together faculty and graduate students from Princeton University and other area universities for an interdisciplinary scholarly discussion of these issues. How (if at all) is this moment different from previous populist or anti-globalization movements? How have populist political and social movements, on one hand, and the processes and experiences of globalization, on the other, intersected in the past? What insights can historians draw from other humanistic and social scientific disciplines to better understand these phenomena?
Accordingly, we are seeking proposals of no more than 500 words from doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences for brief presentations to accompany short (10-page), pre-circulated papers. Proposals are requested by Wednesday, February 24, and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers may address any topic related to globalization and/or populism, but proposals should clearly articulate the question the paper aims to address.
Some financial support for travel may be available for accepted participants. Proposals for full panels of three or four presenters are welcome.
Empirical and methodological papers are equally welcome. Topics of the Symposium include, but are not limited to, the following research areas:
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 (email@example.com) with Cc: to Dmitry Jdanov (Jdanov@demogr.mpg.de ) 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.
Early-Life Influences on Later Life: Innovations and Explorations
The 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:
For more information about submission of abstracts or manuscripts click here.
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.
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.
With financial support from NIA, we seek proposals for manuscripts assessing various aspects of population level trends in dementia. The authors will present the manuscripts at a conference in the Washington DC area in May or June 2017. We anticipate that the manuscripts will be published as part of a supplemental issue of a peer-reviewed journal, and we are currently in discussions with Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences.
Four priority areas have been identified:
Authors of each of the 10 manuscripts that are selected will receive a $3000 honorarium. Travel expenses associated with participation in the conference will also be covered.The 2-3 page proposal should describe the aim of the manuscript as well as data and methods to be used. If initial findings exist, they may be described. Please include CVs of the authors along with the proposal.
The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 18, 2016. Please submit proposals to Rhonda Moats at firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors will be notified by December 9, 2016. Questions about the call for proposals should be directed to Bob Schoeni (email@example.com).
Bob Schoeni, Vicki Freeman, Ken Langa
University of Michigan
Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging
Disability TRENDS Network
This workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality risk factors in low and middle income countries (LMIC), following-up on an inaugural workshop held on this topic at USC in February 2016. The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national mortality and health expectancy patterns, especially in populations with unusually high or low adult mortality. The newly expanded availability of longitudinal HRS-type surveys in LMIC make this an opportune time to gather a network of researchers using such data to study mortality patterns, in order to share innovative methods, new results, and ideas for the most promising research agenda going forward.
We solicit presentations of papers using longitudinal data from one or more LMIC, particularly from harmonized HRS family studies (see https://g2aging.org/) in China (CHARLS), Costa Rica (CRELES), Ghana (SAGE), Korea (KLOSA), Indonesia (IFLS), Mexico (MHAS), and South Africa (SAGE). We also encourage use of other LMIC micro-data with mortality follow-ups, e.g. from Taiwan (SEBAS), China (CLHLS), South Africa (HAALSI), and elsewhere, as well as comparisons with data from higher income countries such as the US (HRS), Japan (JSTAR or NUJLSOA), England (ELSA), and Europe (SHARE).
The sponsors will cover hotel accommodations and meals during the workshop. Participants should be prepared to bear other costs associated with travel to the conference. This will be a small meeting of about 30 people. We invite one-page abstracts, which should be submitted by October 21st to firstname.lastname@example.org. For inquiries about topical areas please contact Will Dow email@example.com and Eileen Crimmins Crimmin@usc.edu. For further information please contact CEDA Executive Director Elizabeth Vasile (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Digital Sociology Mini-Conference seeks papers that address the many ways digital media technologies are “revolutionizing” everyday life. Suggested topics, include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
We encourage submissions from scholars at all levels, and are particularly enthusiastic to support the work of graduate students and early career researchers. We welcome submissions for individual papers and for entirely constituted sessions. The organizers share a commitment to creating a field that honors diverse voices, and as such are excited to see scholars from groups that are typically underrepresented in sociology. When proposing entirely constituted panels, please keep this commitment to diverse voices in mind.
If you have any questions about proposals, topics, or session ideas please contact one of the organizers: Leslie Jones (email@example.com), Rachel Durso (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessie Daniels (email@example.com). For individual presentations, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, as well as the title of the paper, name of presenter, institutional affiliation and contact details. Please email your submissions to ESSDigitalSociology@gmail.com.
LSE Health & Social Care and the LSE’s Department of Social Policy announces a call for papers for the inaugural International Health Policy Conference, to be held at the LSE from 16th -19th February 2017. This unique conference seeks to bring together academics and policy-makers from a wide range of disciplines to take a multi-disciplinary approach to key health and social care issues.
Papers are invited for submission to any of the five themes outlined below. It is envisaged that a range of disciplines will be represented within these themes, including, but not limited to, health economics, political science, law, demography, epidemiology, sociology, and psychology.
Papers on topics that fall outside of these specified themes will also be considered for presentation at the conference.
Abstracts should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include details of your full name, organisational affiliation and email address. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to give an oral or poster presentation at the conference. Authors are welcome to make more than one submission, but only one paper per first-named author will be accepted for oral presentation. The best papers, including the best PhD paper (see below) will be invited to submit for consideration in a special issue of the journal, Health, Economics, Policy and Law.
October 1, 2016 – deadline for submission of abstracts
October 31, 2016 – notification of acceptance of successful papers
November 30, 2016 – deadline for early-bird registration
January 15, 2017 – submission of completed papers
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for papers, discussion topics, and posters for the 2017 Population and Public Policy Conference which will be held in Houston Texas from January 6-8. A reception will be held the evening of Friday January 6th, with a full day of sessions on Saturday, January 7th and a half day session on Sunday, January 8th. The conference is sponsored by the Hobby Center of Public Policy, University of Houston, Center for Geospatial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico and the International Applied Demography Association. The main aim of the conference is to bring together educators and policy makers from the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share their experience with students. We would also like encourage graduate students to submit their research for presentation.
Please feel free to distribute this call for abstracts to anyone who might be interested in presenting their research at the 2017 Population and Public Policy Conference. The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2016. However, we encourage you to submit your abstract at your earliest convenience. Please submit your abstract to Nazrul Hoque at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
David A. Swanson
Health in urban areas has played a major role in determining trajectories of demographic growth, economic success and individual and community well-being across time. However the relationship between health and urban space has not been constant over either time or place. Before the early twentieth century, towns and cities suffered a probably universal urban mortality penalty, and in some periods acted as ‘demographic sinks’, characterized by high death rates largely due to air and water-borne infections. The improvement of urban environments, together with the development of better preventive and curative medical services which tend to be based in cities, means that urban areas today have lower mortality than their surrounding areas. Although the decline of mortality in urban areas has been studied, there is little consensus about how urban spaces were transformed from unhealthy to healthy places. Such changes are unlikely to have happened at the same time or stage of industrial, economic or infrastructural development in every place, but it has not been established whether there are any key developments which are necessary or sufficient for such transformations to occur. Attempts have been made to link declines in mortality to the introduction of sanitation and water supply, but with mixed success. The roles of housing, street paving, air pollution, and animal keeping in fostering a hostile disease environment have been addressed less often. Municipal governance and institutions have been linked variously to poorer and to better health. How migration contributes to observed mortality rates is also poorly understood: migrants seeking work or a better life are often selected for better health, but may lack immunities to specific urban diseases. Chronic conditions such as tuberculosis may be linked to return or health-seeking migration, and such factors make it hard to disentangle the ways that migration, as other possible influences, might be linked to health outcomes.
We invite any paper which investigates the transformation of urban health or demographic regimes and we hope to gather a programme which will allow comparisons of a range of places which experienced urban growth of different speeds and characters, or with different disease environments. We welcome papers addressing a wide spectrum of historical eras from the earliest cities up to the present day, and from all continents. We invite contributions from a variety of aspects including: the demographic risks of mortality and ill-health for individuals, groups and places, and the development of institutions and infrastructure and the health environment. Studies focusing on particular components of mortality (e.g. by age or cause) are encouraged as well as those which investigate less easily measured aspects of health. We welcome those who can examine the spatial details of urban health using GIS, and those who aim to shed light on the role of migration.
The IUSSP Panel on Historical Demography invites researchers to submit online by 30 September 2016 a short 200-word abstract AND an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables) or a full unpublished paper for consideration. To submit an abstract please fill out the online submission form here: ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.
Both short and detailed abstracts must be submitted in English. The working language of the meeting is English, and presentations and final papers must be in English. The seminar will be limited to about 20 contributed papers. Submission should be made by the author who will attend the seminar. If the paper is co-authored, please include the names of your co-authors in your submission form (in the appropriate order). Applicants will be informed whether their paper is accepted by 1 November 2016. Participants must submit their complete paper by 31 May 2017.
In addition to dissemination through posting on the member-restricted portion of the IUSSP website, seminar organizers will explore possibilities for publishing the papers as an edited volume or a special issue of a journal. Papers submitted should be unpublished and, as for a journal or an edited book, authors, by submitting a paper, agree they will not propose it for publication to another editor until the committee makes a decision with regard to its possible publication. Current funding for the seminar is very limited. All participants will need to cover their own travel costs. If available, funding would pay only for meals and accommodation, and would be restricted to IUSSP members in good standing with priority for participants from less wealthy nations. Funding would also be contingent upon submission of a complete paper of acceptable quality by the deadline for papers.
For more information about submitting a paper click here.
Around the world, the economic conditions of the elderly are changing rapidly. On one hand, we are seeing the new elderly reach retirement with significant financial assets, in particular among households where both spouses have extensive labor market experience. On the other hand, transformations in the workplace imply that employer pension plans are vastly different from what they were in the past, leading retirees to face potentially more risks – and more complex decisions – than they did. Adding to these factors, trends in population health are mixed, some forces indicating that the future elderly will be healthier while others would suggest more years spent in worse health. With governments beginning to feel the heat from these mounting pressures, and societies – including employers offering retirement saving programs – looking to adapt, this conference aims to shed further light on various dimensions of the well-being of the future elderly population.
Conference organizers are seeking communications that focus on the following dimensions:
In particular, the conference seeks to present applied research that exploits longitudinal data from various countries or that is comparative in nature. Organizers are also interested more generally in quantitative research that helps to better understand the behaviour and well-being of the elderly; such research may be rooted in economics, demography, sociology, epidemiology, or in other social and health disciplines. Organizers are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers for the event: • Axel Börsch-Supan, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy • Arie Kapteyn, Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California Approximately 10 papers will be presented over these two days in a format convenient for feedback and discussions. Take a look at the PDF for more information. Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a complete draft of their paper to David Boisclair (firstname.lastname@example.org), coordinator of the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, no later than September 1st, 2016. Authors whose paper is accepted for presentation at the conference will have their travel expenses covered by the organizers.
The conference is for demographers, sociologists, economists, planners, marketers, and others working with demographic information in applied settings. Plan to join us for this stimulating and fun meeting in the relaxed setting of a historic city. Student participation is encouraged. Contact Lloyd Potter (Lloyd.Potter@utsa.edu) for more information or if you wish to be notified when the call for papers is issued. Details will be available soon at: IDSER.utsa.edu. Important Dates August 31, 2016: Deadline to submit abstracts online September 30, 2016: Program Committee will send acceptance notices to first authors by the end of September November 15, 2016: Deadline for revisions to abstracts (to be published in conference program) January 11-13, 2017: Provide completed presentations and posters to be displayed on conference website Contact and Author Information Submission Contact The person submitting the abstract will automatically be assigned as the contact person for the submission. The following information is required for the contact person: Full Name, Affiliation/Organization, Email Address, and Phone Number. Author(s) You will be asked to list each author of the paper. When adding/modifying authors please pay particular attention to the author order as they are entered. This is the order in which the authors will appear in our printed and web content. The following information is required for each author: Full Name, Affiliation/Organization, and Email Address.
Title: Proposal Title should not exceed 150 characters. Abstracts: Must be a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 250 words. We recommend that you copy and paste the text of your abstract from a Text Editor (e.g. Notepad, Notepad++, TextEdit) into our submission form. Abstracts are not edited and are published as submitted, so please make sure you proofread your work carefully. Posters: Completed poster size/dimensions: 4 X 6 foot display boards will be provided to mount poster presentations at the conference. An Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file of the presentation should be provided for posting on website. Session Format: Paper: 15-minute Presentation, Discussion Topic, Poster, or Student Poster. Topic Area: Select the Topic Area that best corresponds to your proposal. If your proposal falls under more than one Topic Area you may rank the top three topics in the order that best represents the primary focus of your proposal. Please be aware that the Committee may re-categorize a proposal during the review process if they believe it better corresponds to another Topic Area.
Aging, Children and Youth, Consumer Markets, Data Collection Methods, Education and Training, Emergency Management, Environment and Natural Resources, Estimates, Family and Household, Fertility, Geovisualization, Government Statistics and Public Policy, Group Quarters, Health Care and Public Health, Housing, Immigration, International Demography, Mortality, National Censuses, Population Change, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Projections, Race and Ethnicity, Redistricting, School Demography, Spatial Analysis, Transportation, Workforce, Other.
Primary contact will receive a confirmation of submission via e-mail. Modifications may be made to submissions until the end of November 15th, 2016, 11:59 p.m. CST. The Program Committee will send acceptance notices, to the submission contact only, by the end of September. You must login to submit a abstract.
The Scientific Committee for the World Congress on Public Health 2017 invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation at WCPH2017. Submissions are sought for a number of different presentation types.
All abstracts must follow the instructions listed and be submitted online by 26 August 2016. Please note that the closing date for abstract submission will not be extended and abstracts will only be accepted if the author has registered and paid by the presenter registration deadline of 7 December 2016.
All accepted abstracts will be included within the Congress Proceedings and registered delegates will receive an electronic copy prior to the Congress.
All enquiries regarding abstracts for WCPH2017 should be emailed to email@example.com.
Please refer to the website for more details about submission, themes, and presentation types.
The CHPPD Section invites the submission of late breaker abstracts in community health, health prevention, health policy implementation and/or development or other related fields presenting results of scientific research, program evaluations, policy analysis, and lessons learned from research or practice for APHA 2016. We especially invite abstracts pertaining to this year’s meeting theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health”.
All abstracts must be submitted through the APHA website between July 15 and August 5, 2016. Please follow the directions on the website. Abstracts must be 250 words or less with the standard background, methods, results, and discussion sections (do NOT submit an extended abstract). For a full description of the CHPPD Section abstract submission requirements, please review the original call for abstracts.
Individuals should submit material only if they, or a designee, are committed to presenting the paper or poster and paying the appropriate membership and registration fees at the annual meeting in Denver. Preferences for oral versus poster presentation will be considered, but the program committee will make the final determination. The deadline for late breakers is Friday, August 5, 2016 (It is recommended authors not wait until the last minute to submit abstracts due to potential technical issues). Decisions will be sent to abstract submitters by August 19th. Please direct any questions to the CHPPD Program Chair: Shariece Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals: Brief proposal (1-2 pages) should include: 1) a short statement of the research question and its significance, 2) a list of the NSHAP measures that you will use, and 3) a brief description of your analysis plan. Detailed information on the measures included in Waves 1 and 2 of NSHAP may be downloaded from the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA).
NSHAP Wave 1: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/20541
NSHAP Wave 2: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/34921
Submit to: Jennifer Hanis-Martin, Hanis-Jen@norc.org
If your paper proposal is accepted, you will receive:
Proposals will be reviewed for relevance to issues of aging and health, multi-disciplinary approach, and methodological innovation, and approximately ten will be selected. NORC at the University of Chicago will provide transportation, lodging, and meals for authors to present their findings at the conference (co-authors are welcome to attend, but their transportation and lodging will not be paid for). The conference will begin with lunch on Thursday, October 27, and will conclude with lunch the following day, Friday, October 28.
While the dichotomous sex variable (male/female) is central to all analyses of mortality, fertility and migration, its meaning is complex and rarely discussed. What are demographers talking about when they use the words male and female? Does the sex variable refer to biological characteristics, a perceived identity, membership to a social group? The way in which the sex variable is interpreted is of key importance, given that fertility behaviours and mortality risks are closely linked to both the biological and social conditions of each individual. Yet many demographic indicators are different for males and females (life expectancy at birth, age at first childbirth, etc.). What hypotheses have been put forward to explain sexually differentiated demographic behaviours? To what extent do these explanations incorporate the question of gender relations, i.e. the power relations between men and women, and of gender differences in social status? More generally, how do demographic and quantitative approaches reveal inequalities between men and women?
The question of sexually differentiated demographic and social behaviours (fertility, mortality, migration, health, education, professional life, etc.) is closely linked to that of gender inequality. One recent publication1 describes social progress regarding gender in France, and the persisting gender inequalities . More women are getting an education and have a stronger presence in the labour force, yet compared with men, they less frequently opt for the most "lucrative" fields in the job market and remain at a disadvantage in terms of salaries and promotions. They still perform the majority of domestic and parenting tasks, and are the main victims of domestic and sexual violence. But demography also provides examples of "reverse inequality", since women have a longer life expectancy than men (though a shorter healthy life expectancy).
THE FOUR WORKSHOP THEMES
Young researchers (Master's and PhD students, young researchers who defended their PhD after 2009) are invited to present their research findings and explain how gender issues are addressed in their work. The workshop will be organized around the 4 main demographic themes. Contributions with an international comparative dimension are especially welcome.
How have gender equality movements contributed to change in family structures? How is birth control negotiated between partners (contraception, abortion, desired number of children)? What do we know about men’s fertility?
How do gender norms affect interactions in a couple? How do men and women experience their sexualities at different stages of their relationship (beginning of the relationship, divorce or separation)? Has the diversification of types of couple (unmarried cohabiting couples, non cohabiting couples, etc.) allowed for a greater equality between partners?
How do migration theories take into account the concept of gender? Do men and women have different reasons to migrate, or different ways of migrating? How can research on intersectionality improve our understanding of migration dynamics?
Ageing is a major feature of developed countries’ populations, and it implies different challenges for men and women. How can the gap in life expectancy between men and women (biological condition, social behaviours) be explained? What are the living conditions of older men and women (in terms of health, social support, standard of living, etc.)?
Proposals (between 300 and 500 words, in English or French) should include your name, the name and address of your institution, the title of the paper and keywords. Please send them by email to the address email@example.com before July 11th, 2016 (format .doc or .pdf). Authors whose papers have been selected will be informed at the end of July and will be invited to send the text of their paper before September 20th.
Undoubtedly, many of the most pressing challenges of our age relate to changes in human population. Many people believe that the world is overpopulated and that population growth is causing significant social, economic and environmental harm. However, countries with low rates of population growth are struggling to cope with an ageing population and a shrinking workforce. Yet these issues receive little attention from academics, and public debate is often led by unconsidered opinion and ideological divides about the ethics of birth and death. This presents opportunities for interdisciplinary researchers to break new ground and make significant contributions to contemporary policy decisions.
This colloquium will explore different perspectives on moral issues relating to human population. Topics covered throughout the day will include: the morality of procreative decision-making, the shifting contours of individual lives, the relationship between human populations and the environment and the effect of demographic changes on human wellbeing. Our goal is to bring together scholars with an interest in these interrelated issues from theoretical and scientific perspectives with practitioners and policy makers, to spark debates and to stimulate collaborations. We hope to draw on a growing body of research on population and ethics in philosophy, demography, political science, anthropology, geography, sociology, ecology and reproductive health. We are seeking to select up to 8 presentations, with a preference for work from early career researchers and postgraduates, that explore the following topics:
In order to maximise the impact of this emerging field of interdisciplinary research, participants will be able to contribute their ideas to a video on population ethics that we will be producing in collaboration with the Westminster think tank Common Vision. Successful applicants will have their registration fee and travel costs provided free of charge.
To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of 500 words or less outlining the content of your proposed presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission: 3rd July 2016 Notification of acceptance: 22nd July 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 Biology
Researchers 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/Submission
The conference will feature a mix of keynote panels currently in development as well as panels, posters, and other innovative sessions that we invite you to submit for juried review. The call for proposals and conference abstract submission website can be found here. Conference submission deadline extended from March 15 to March 31st!
Frontiers of Longitudinal Research in Malawi: Informing Health and Family Policies after the Peak of the AIDS Epidemic Conference
March 11-12, 2016 at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.
Organized in collaboration of Invest in Knowledge (IKI), College of Medicine University of Malawi, University of Pennsylvania, University of Essex, with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
After the peak of the AIDS epidemic, Malawi, similar to other countries in the region, is undergoing a profound shift in health, demographic, social and economic patterns. As a consequence, policy makers and researchers need to develop new priorities and strategies to address upcoming new health and social challenges. The conference encourages submissions that highlight the importance of longitudinal data to understand the determinants of past and future health and family patterns in Malawi, and submissions that are of potential importance for policy-makers to develop new policy agendas to address the shifting health and demographic patterns (including for instance research on surviving the epidemic, aging, migration, non-communicable diseases including disabilities and mental health, ART and its consequences, intergenerational transfers, and other topics that are defining the research frontier after the peak of the AIDS epidemic).
Please email abstracts and any inquiries to email@example.com
Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 8, 2016
Presenters will be notified for the acceptance of their submissions by February 12, 2016.
Organizing Committee: James Mkandawire (IKI), Victor Mwapasa (COM), Chiwoza Bandawe (COM), Hans-Peter Kohler (University of Pennsylvania) and Adeline Delavande (University of Essex)
Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the Etienne van de Walle Prize. The Prize is awarded every other year for the best paper in demography written by a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Submissions for this year's prize are due on November 23, 2015. The prize, including a cash award, will be announced in December 2015. The winner will be asked to present the paper at the Population Studies Center colloquium on 29 February 2016.
The submission, a paper or a dissertation chapter, should be equivalent to an article suitable for a demography journal, e.g., a length of approximately 30 double-spaced pages, excluding tables, figures, notes, and bibliography. The submission must be a single-authored paper. The paper must have been written since July 2013 while the student was still in a PhD program at Penn. Students from any discipline may submit a paper. All submissions should be sent to Tanya Yang, by November 23, 2015.
The Journal of Marriage and Family invites submissions for its August 2016 special issue celebrating 50 years of the National Longitudinal Surveys. This issue will be guest edited by Elizabeth Cooksey and focus on family research undertaken using any of the NLS datasets: The Young Men’s Survey; the Young Women’s Survey; the Older Men’s Survey; the Mature Women’s Survey; the NLSY79; the NLSY79 Child and/or Young Adult Surveys, and the NLSY97. We welcome original research utilizing a single NLS dataset or multiple NLS datasets, as well as national or international comparative work where NLS data are employed. An introduction to the issue will be provided giving background information on each of the NLS datasets used in selected papers so there is no need for authors to provide in-depth information on dataset history or data collection methods used, although explanations of variable choice and sample restrictions should be given. Papers are due April 1, 2015 for publication in Volume 78 of Journal of Marriage and Family, August 2016. Submissions will undergo a peer review process just as regular submissions to the journal. Complete instructions for preparing and submitting manuscripts online are provided at https://www.ncfr.org/jmf/submit-jmf. In your submission letter, please indicate your desire for the manuscript to be considered for the “Special issue Celebrating 50 Years of the National Longitudinal Surveys”. A $25 processing fee will be collected at the time of submission. If you need further assistance, please contact the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to announce that the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 30th June to 3rd July 2015. The call for papers is now open. The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th February 2015. We invite papers from all fields of population geography and allied disciplines, especially contributions around the following themes: Spatial demography, Migration and development, Ethnicity and segregation, Migration and the environment, Households and housing, Demography of the life course, Fertility and the family, Towards the end: death and dying, Ageing and morbidity, Indigenous populations, Official statistics, Exploiting big data, Data visualisation and communication, Demographic projections, Applications of demography, and Population health. We also welcome proposals for other sessions and offers to organise or convene sessions. Abstracts for papers and posters should be around 250 words and include the title, authors, affiliations, and contact email, and be sent to email@example.com. For all other aspects of the conference, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Key dates: Monday 16th February 2015 - Deadline for submitting abstracts; Monday 9th March 2015 – Notification of acceptance.; Monday 16th March – Registration opens.; Monday 4th May – Deadline for Early bird Registration.; Other essential details of the conference including venue, accommodation, and travel will be made available progressively on the Conference website at: http://www.icpg2015.org
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), are partnering with the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) to publish a special issue with the goal to advance research efforts that integrate genetics and the behavioral and social sciences to inform our understanding of human health and development. In order to achieve this goal, we plan to highlight science that exemplifies this integration while also highlighting a fundamental heuristic which is often neglected: social causation is non-linear, time dependent, evolving and varied by scale. In order to provide much needed discourse on the direction forward in this area, we are interested in conceptual papers that directly address issues, challenges, theory, methods, etc. central to conducting research at the intersection of genetics and the behavioral and social sciences. In other words, we are not interested in papers that only report new data, but rather, papers that articulate critical thinking at the vanguard of this area.
This special issue will be comprised of invited papers, along with several selected papers identified through this open call for abstracts. If you are interested in being a part of this special issue, please submit a brief abstract, less than 250 words, with a proposed title and likely co-authors to describe what you would like to discuss in your contribution. Abstracts will be reviewed and selected authors will be invited to develop their ideas into a full article for inclusion in the special issue.
To submit: Please send your proposed abstract, title, and co-authors to SI.Abstracts@mail.nih.gov. Abstracts must be received no later than 5pm EST, December 1st, 2011. Notifications will be sent mid to late December, 2011. Individuals invited to participate will be asked to send in a complete draft (or detailed outline) by April 1st, 2012 and then will submit completed manuscripts to AJPH for peer-review by July 1st, 2012. Contact SI.Abstracts@mail.nih.gov with questions or for additional information.
Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the Etienne van de Walle Prize. The Prize is awarded every other year for the best paper in demography written by a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Submissions for this year's prize are due on August 15, 2011. The prize, including a cash award, will be presented in the Fall of 2011.
The submission, a paper or a dissertation chapter, should be equivalent to an article suitable for a demography journal, e.g., a length of approximately 30 double-spaced pages, excluding tables, figures, notes, and bibliography. The submission must be a single-authored paper. The paper must have been written after July 2009 while the student was still in a PhD program at Penn. Students from any discipline may submit a paper. All submissions should be sent to Emilio Parrado [email@example.com], Chair of the Etienne van de Walle 2011 Prize Committee, by August 15, 2011.
The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry or in some way integrate genetics and the social sciences. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate.
Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting manuscripts for a Supplement on Oral Health for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Oral disease has long been recognized as one of the primary morbidities associated with HIV/AIDS. Good oral health is associated with improved quality of life among individuals living with HIV. The anticipated publication date for this Supplement is January/February 2012.
This is the third annual award competition for research using the IPUMS microdata collection. Papers or publications submitted should utilize IPUMS-USA,CPS or IPUMS-International to study social, economic, and/or demographic processes. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best published work, and Best work by a graduate student, published or unpublished.
We would like to encourage submission of papers on all topics relevant to social stratification and mobility research, such as class inequality and mobility, education, labor market, income inequality, social exclusion, social networks, family processes, gender, ethnicity, etc. Papers relevant to the main theme of the conference: Longitudinal approaches to stratification research: International and Comparative Perspectives will be particularly welcome. In addition to regular paper sessions, there will be a poster session, and applicants are invited to submit proposals for this session instead of or in addition to the paper sessions.
For the first time, the Network has opened its call for papers to the public and welcomes submissions from a diverse set of researchers who are interested in how population policies can influence poverty reduction at the household level and economic growth at the country/state level. Please note that this is an invitation-only event.