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IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality

Research Conference

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI), United States, 27-29 June 2019



This conference is organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty and Inequality and hosted by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan, a leader in developing and applying new social science methods, committed to educating the next generation of social scientists. The conference will feature researchers from a wide range of countries presenting research analyzing the interaction of population with poverty and inequality in low-income and middle-income countries. Participants include economists, demographers, economic demographers, sociologists, and researchers from other related disciplines. The conference programme will include a set of keynote speakers who have made influential contributions in these areas. 

Download the Conference Programme in pdf. 


Live Streaming of plenary sessions on June 27-28-29 using Blue Jeans.


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  • Thursday, 27 June 2019 from 12:30 to 14:30 GMT [8:30am–10:30am Eastern Standard Time (EST)].

Welcome address & Plenary 1: Shocks: Using disasters to study population, poverty and inequality.



  • Friday, 28 June 2019 from 19:30 to 21:30 GMT  [3:30pm–5:30pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)].

Plenary 2: From research to policy: influencing decisionmakers. 


  • Saturday, 29 June 2019 from 13:00 to 14:30 GMT  [9:00am-10:30pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)].

Plenary 3: Economic Development and Gender Equality: Exceptions to the Rule.




The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty and Inequality aims to produce policy-relevant evidence on the interactions between population dynamics and poverty and inequality. With funding provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the panel will host two international conferences that address the central theme of the Panel.  We also plan to follow up the conferences with sessions and other events at the 2021 International Population Conference. The Panel aims to become the knowledge hub for economic demography research that examines the interactions of population dynamics with poverty and inequality.


IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty and Inequality


  • Jocelyn E. Finlay (Harvard University, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health) 
  • Murray Leibbrandt (University of Cape Town, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit).

Steering committee members: 

  • Esther Leah Achandi (University of Dar es Salam)
  • Farzana Afridi (Indian Statistical Institute)
  • Kathleen Beegle (World Bank)
  • Anda David (Agence Française de Développement)
  • Marlene Lee (Population Reference Bureau)
  • Marcelo Neri (Center for Social Policies, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil)
  • Nkechi Owoo (Department of Economics, University of Ghana)
  • Eliya Zulu (African Institute for Development Policy)

IUSSP Council Liaison: David Lam (University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research)