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IUSSP Bulletin - Issue 57, Sept 2022


IUSSP statement on restricting access to abortion, 27 June 2022


IUSSP Laureate Ceremony in honour of Peter McDonald

Thursday 30 June 2022 13:00 – 14:30 UTC (9:00 New York | 15:00 Paris | 23:00 Canberra)


This award recognizes Peter's outstanding contributions to the advancement of population science, notably his contributions to demographic theory, research and training as well as his service to governments in relating demographic research to policy and planning issues

Watch a video-recording of the 2022 Laureate Ceremony


New IUSSP video on the contribution of demography and demographers to understanding and addressing current world population challenges




The International Population Conference took place from 5 to 10 December 2021

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Demographers’ contributions to the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic

A Poor People's Pandemic Report: mapping the Intersection of Poverty, Race and Covid-19 in the US
by SDSN Secretariat, 6 April 2022 (read report)

In Memoriam

Carmen Miró (1919-2022)

Carmen A. Miró passed away peacefully on 18 September 2022 at the age of 103. She will be remembered as one of the most active women in the history of the IUSSP and in the emergence of Demography as a discipline in Latin America. She became an IUSSP member in 1948, and served on the board of directors as vice president for three terms (1961-62; 1963-64 and 1969-72). From 1973 to 1976, she served as the Unions first female President, and thereafter as Honorary President.



Gavin Jones (1940-2022)

We are sadden to announce the sudden and unexpected death of Gavin Jones on 27 August 2022 at the age of 81. A longtime active member of the Union, he joined the IUSSP in 1967 and served as a member of several IUSSP scientific committees and panels. He most recently participated in the IUSSP Laureate Ceremony in honour of Peter McDonald.



Thomas K. Burch (1934 - 2022)

Longtime member Thomas K. Burch passed away on July 26, 2022 at the age of 87. He  joined the IUSSP in 1967 and remained an active member and scholar authoring books on population up until his death. He served on the IUSSP Committee on Family Demography and the Life Cycle (1981-1985) and was a co-editor with John Bongaarts and Kenneth Wachter of the IUSSP volume on Family Demography - Methods and Their Applications, Oxford University Press (1987). 



Membership News

New publications from members:


Fertility Transition in the Developing World, Springer, 2022

John Bongaarts and Dennis Hodgson

Data Revolution

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.



SDSN/IUSSP Report: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Development -Issues in the design and monitoring of SDG indicators

IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography

IUSSP Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

IUSSP/CODATA Scientific Panel on FAIR Vocabularies


For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution


IUSSP Project on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development 

A project to support 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 funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

 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.