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  • University Of Lisbon
    June 26, 2018 - June 28, 2018
    Lisbon, Portugal

    The TMC conferences are unique in their dynamic, complex and multidisciplinary approach and focus on migration and surrounding issues, challenges and solutions to them. The scientific programme organizes papers around thematic lines and streams weaved around regions, corridors, country cases as well as global and regional perspectives and theoretical takes on human mobility and population movements with all facets covered from motivations and mechanisms of migration to policies and integration, to irregular movements and demographic and geographic analysis without ignoring the non-movers, host and sending societies. The conference accommodates training workshops, public roundtable discussions, invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, special sessions and thematic workshops. The conference series have entertained keynote speeches by distinguished scholars in migration studies. In past conferences, an excellent line of scholars including Saskia Sassen (Columbia University), Oded Stark, Giuseppe Sciortino (University of Trento), Douglas Massey (Princeton University), Barry Chiswick (University of Washington), Philip Martin (University of California Davis), Jeffrey Cohen (Ohio State University), Karen Phalet (KU Leuven), Caroline Brettell (Southern Methodist University), Tariq Modood (University of Bristol), Ibrahim Sirkeci (Regent's University), Gudrun Biffl (Danube University), and several novelists have been keynote speakers.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University
    September 3, 2018 - September 6, 2018
    Lake Como, Italy

    The secular increase in the mean age at childbearing is one of the most notable demographic developments of recent decades. This conference will take a multidisciplinary stance to explore the causes and consequences of this process, in order to assess its costs and gains. We welcome the submission of research papers on the potential consequences of childbearing at older ages for the health and well-being of parents, children, and populations, as well as the cultural, socioeconomic, technological, and policy factors that may explain why parents are delaying childbearing to older ages. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. The conference will feature keynote speeches, oral presentations, poster sessions, as well as formal and informal opportunities for group discussion and exchange.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
    June 18, 2018 - June 21, 2018
    Athens, Greece

    The Anthropology & Demography Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organising its 5th Annual International Conference on Demography and Population Studies, 18-21 June 2018, Athens, Greece (https://www.atiner.gr/demography/call) sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences. The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Demography and Population and other related disciplines. You may participate as stream leader, presenter of one paper, chair of a session or observer. Please submit a proposal using the form available (https://www.atiner.gr/2018/FORM-DEM.doc).

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Charles Darwin University
    July 18, 2018 - July 20, 2018
    Darwin, Australia

    The Demography & Growth Planning team at Charles Darwin University is looking forward to welcoming you to Darwin in July 2018 for the 19th Australian Population Association Conference. Along with stimulating content and great networking opportunities, delegates will enjoy Darwin’s perfect dry season weather, its warm and laid-back atmosphere and some ‘only locals know’ highlights.
    Together with the Australian Population Association, the Northern Institute's 'Demography and Growth Planning' research team are leading the organisation of the conference with generous support from the Northern Territory Department of Treasury and Finance and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Attendees will experience fantastic value for money and the warmth and culture of our beautiful Top End. We encourage academics, planners, policymakers, students and anyone with an interest in population-related issues to pencil in the dates of 18-20 July 2018.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Centre for Welfare and Labour Research Oslo and Akershus University College
    September 3, 2018 - September 5, 2018
    Oslo, Norway

    The purpose of this workshop will be to focus on these social consequences of major epidemics – the influenza epidemic of 100 years ago and others. We wish to address questions such as: What types of social groups were more and which less, affected by the epidemic? What are the most important factors that influenced the differential impact of the epidemic among groups? What effect, if any, did the epidemic have on social relations and future social developments? Specifically, did it have an impact on marriage, fertility and migration? How did the survivors of the disease and the bereaved spouses and children cope socially and economically later in life? Also, did the knowledge of differential social susceptibility during historical epidemics affect subsequent preventive actions? And how do these insights help us prepare for avoiding socially unjust epidemics in the future? As in previous HMMWG workshops, there is no participation fee, but participants are expected to cover their own fares and accommodation. 

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Population Association of America
    April 24, 2018 - 8:30pm - April 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

    This course will teach the theory and practice behind the UN probabilistic projections. Ideas of the Bayesian hierarchical modeling for the two main components, fertility and mortality, will be explained. In hands-on exercises, students will become familiar with the functionality of the R packages. By the end of the course, they will have a basic understanding of the methods, be able to generate projections using their own data, and visualize probabilistic projections for many quantities of interest using various output formats, such as graphs, tables, maps, and pyramids.

    Date posted: 3/14/2018 | View listing
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  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
    April 24, 2018 - 9:00am - April 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Sheraton Denver Downtown, Colorado

    Introductions will begin with complex survey data, SAE, space-time modeling, and Bayesian statistics and then bring these topics together to show how reliable SAE estimation can be performed. The course will end with a complex application: space-time smoothing of under-5 infant mortality using demographic and health survey (DHS) data. This application is part of an on-going collaboration that the instructors have with UNICEF. In this context, the use of both full and summary birth history data will be described. Throughout, hands-on experience will be gained through the use of the instructors’ SUMMER R package that carries out space-time smoothing of area-level complex survey data, based on methodology that has been published1 by the instructors.

    Date posted: 3/14/2018 | View listing
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  • Population Association of America
    April 25, 2018 - 1:15pm - 5:00pm
    Colorado University - Denver Campus

    This workshop will focus on how professors can integrate the analysis of US Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data in relevant, user-friendly ways in such courses as Intro Sociology, Social Problems, Stratification, Race Relations, the Family, Sociology of Aging, Population, and more.

    Date posted: 3/14/2018 | View listing
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  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
    April 25, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sheraton Denver Downtown, Colorado
    Date posted: 3/14/2018 | View listing
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  • Population Association of America
    April 25, 2018 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    MEPS currently has two major components: the Household Component and the Insurance Component. This workshop will focus on the Household Component. The Household Component of MEPS provides data from individual households and their members regarding their demographic characteristics, health conditions, health status, and use of medical services, charges and source of payments, access to care, health insurance coverage, income and employment.

    Date posted: 3/14/2018 | View listing
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  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (ICPSR) Summer Program
    June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning instructional sessions led by experienced PSID researchers and staff with afternoon guided lab sessions in which users construct their own analytic data files. 
    Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty or researchers may request to be considered for a stipend to help with travel and housing costs. All applications received by April 13 will be given priority for enrollment. 

    Date posted: 3/16/2018 | View listing
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