What's New 

IUSSP Bulletin  ● Issue 37, Sept 2017


Call for Papers:

International Seminar on New and Emerging Family Forms around the World

Barcelona, Spain, 21-23 March 2018

Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2017.


2017 Elections

Council and Committee on Nominations Election Results.


XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town


Conference registration

Preliminary Scientific Programme

Training workshop on Social Media, Big Data and Digital Demography
Sunday 29 October 2017, 8:30-16:00

Training Course on Bayesian Population Projections: Theory and  Practice
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017, 8:30-16:00

Seminar on: Geospatial Demography. Combining Satellite, Survey, Census and Cellphone Data to Provide Small-area Estimates
Sunday 29 October 2017, 8:30-16:00


Constitutional Revision

Proposal for the amendment of the IUSSP Constitution

Members are invited to read the proposal to amend the Constitution posted on the IUSSP website and to send their comments by 15 October 2017.




New N-IUSSP Article: 
Immigrant receptivity and local area unemployment in the U.S.
By Gordon De Jong, Deborah Graefe, Chris Galvan and Stephanie Howe Hasanali.

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Membership News

In Memoriam:

Juan Chackiel (1944-2017)





Carlo Corsini (1935-2017)


John Oyaro Oucho  (1943-2017)

Members' new publications:

Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North Issues, Challenges and the Future, edited by Virginie Rozée and Sayeed Unisa.



Data Revolution

For more information see: Demography and the Data Revolution

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

The Conversation, 20 july 2017


United Nations World Data Forum wraps up.

The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, which will be adopted by countries at the UN Statistical Commission when it meets in March, was prepared with inputs from the global statistical community and data experts from a wide range of stakeholders.


Africa Data Consensus. Final Version adopted by the High Level Conference on Data Revolution, 8th AU-ECA Conference of Ministers, 29 March 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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

Report: Monitoring demographic indicators for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


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.


 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.