What's new

IUSSP Bulletin  ● Issue 45, September 2019

Calls for papers:

2nd IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference.

Paris, France, 22-24 June 2020 

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 December 2019


International Seminar on Demographic Processes and Socioeconomic Reproduction in the Long Run

Paris, France, 27-28 August 2020

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March 2020


IUSSP Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st century: Advances in data collection methodologies

UNFPA headquarters, New York, United States, 4-6 December 2019

The meeting was live-streamed and a video recording will later be accessible from the home page of the IUSSP website. Click for more details.


See meeting programme.

Small-area Estimation Training Materials - Subnational Estimates of Child Mortality using Complex Survey Data 

Access the videos of lectures and support materials to use for training.  


IUSSP Statement. Addressing climate change in IUSSP activities

The IUSSP Council recently drafted a statement outlining the ways the IUSSP can reduce the contribution of its activities to global warming.


N-IUSSP. IUSSP's Online Magazine


Demographic change and aging without family: a global perspective  by Rachel Margolis and Ashton M. Verdery



IUSSP 2019 Laureate

Alberto Palloni


The IUSSP Council elected Alberto Palloni as the 2019 IUSSP Laureate in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the field of population and service to the IUSSP. The ceremony took place during the PAA 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas on April 10, 2019. 



Nominations for the 2020 IUSSP Laureate Award are invited and should be sent to the Executive Director of the IUSSP by 1 November 2019.

Read more on the procedure.


Membership News

New publications from members :

Time Use and Transfers in the Americas. Producing, Consuming, and Sharing Time Across Generations and Genders, Springer, 2019. Edited by:  B. Piedad Urdinola & Jorge A. Tovar



Studies in the Sociology of Population. International Perspectives, Springer, 2019, edited by Jon Anson, Walter Bartl and Andrzej Kulczycki.






In Memoriam:


Antonella Pinnelli (1941-2019) 

Antonella Pinnelli passed away on November 9 th , in Rome. She had retired in 2010, after many decades as Professor of Social Demography and Population Policies at the University of Rome. A pioneer of gender studies in demography, she was a member of the IUSSP Panel on Gender and Population and her research shed light on the important role of women in driving population change.


Baya Banza (1958 - 2019)


On August 7, 2019, Banza Baya left this Earth, entrusting a rich legacy to his African and africanist colleagues and friends. A respected researcher and teacher, he has made an important contribution to the development and sharing of knowledge with the entire scientific community, inspiring several cohorts of researchers and students.




Sidney Goldstein (1927-2019)


Sidney Goldstein died on August 5, 2019 in Lexington, KY.  He was Director of Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center and received the IUSSP Laureate Award in 2005 for his  numerous activities and publications as chair of the first IUSSP Committee on Urbanization and Population Redistribution. 







 Carlos Javier Echarri Canovas (1964-2019)


The IUSSP is saddened to announce the sudden and untimely death of IUSSP member Carlos Javier Echarri Canovas, head of the Mexican National Council of Population (CONAPO). He was a very active, respected, and beloved researcher who disappeared at the height of his career.



Data Revolution

For more information see: Demography and the 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.

CODATA 2019 Beijing: Towards next-generation data-driven science: policies, practices and platforms, 19-20 September 2019. 

Call for Presentations and Posters: deadline 24 June 2019

How open data can help the Global South, from disaster relief to voter turnout

The Conversation, 20 july 2017

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



IUSSP Fellowships 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.