Past Calls for Papers

Call for Papers

  • June 22, 2020 - June 23, 2020
    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    January 25, 2020

    We are soliciting papers for the V Workshop on Migration, Health, and Well-Being. The workshop’s focus is broad, covering empirical economics research on these topics. The workshop will last two days, with a small number of hour-long research presentations. Ian Preston (UCL) and Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University) will be the keynote speakers. The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Economics and Finance, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and will be held at the Rome Campus of the School of Economics.

    The workshop aims to foster new connections among scholars with common interests in migration, health, and well-Being. Past editions of the workshop at the University of Oxford (2016 and 2017), Pompeu Fabra University (2018), and the University of Pittsburgh (2019) have attracted a large number of early career and senior scholars and led to insightful and extensive discussion of the papers.

    There are no fees. Lunches and refreshments will be provided free of charge to all participants, who are responsible however for their travel and accommodation expenses.

    If you are interested in presenting a paper at the meeting, please send a draft of your paper to by 25 January 2020. Decisions will be made by 10 February 2020.

    Date posted: 1/9/2020 | View listing
  • May 19, 2020 - May 21, 2020
    Avani Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia
    January 21, 2020

    The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS), the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Republic of Zambia Central Statistical Office are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2020 Conference Better Lives 2030: Mobilising the Power of Data for Africa and the World. Bringing together statisticians and all those in government, universities and education who care about the value of statistics to society.

    We have selected seven themes:

    1. Future of Statistics for Africa: statistics that leave no one behind
    2. Skills for Africa in the era of data
    3. Official statistics in society: they matter to all of us
    4. Big data. Opportunities arising from the new data ecosystem.
    5. Statistics making a difference: public health, prevent and cure
    6. Statistics making a difference: environment and climate
    7. Statistics making a difference: from data to progress

    More information about each theme is shown below.

    The conference programme has been designed to deliver:

    • A forward looking prospectus for statistics to help improve decision making over the next 10 years
    • An opportunity to bring together diverse communities to foster innovation and partnership
    • A focus on Africa through Agenda 2063 and the SDGs
    • Capacity building in Zambia and across the region

    Session and Paper proposals

    You are invited to submit any of the following:

    1. Proposal for a session, lasting 90 minutes in total and including three or four speakers plus a discussant. Please indicate the strand chosen, the title of the proposed session, a half-a-page abstract, the list of speakers with affiliation and link to web page (if possible).
    2. Contributed individual paper, which will be organised in special topic sessions. Please indicate the strand, the title of the proposed paper and a half-a-page abstract.
    3. Contributed individual poster. Please indicate the strand, the title of the proposed poster and a half-a-page abstract.

    In all cases please indicate your own name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number and your web-page, if available.

    Proposals should be sent to by 21 January 2020 (Extended deadline). Please send a single file (pdf, word, text, etc) with the required information. The Scientific Programme Committee will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (acceptance or not) by end January 2020. If selected, final materials for the conference proceedings need to be submitted by end April 2020.

    Pre and Post conference workshops, side events or meetings

    The main programme will run over three full days.  There is also potential for side events, relevant to the themes, before or after the main event. Suggestions for pre-and post-conference workshops, events or meetings should be also send to by 31 December 2019, with a clear description of the proposed content and organisation of the event. Please indicate your own name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number and your web-page, if available. The Scientific Programme Committee will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (acceptance or not) by end of January 2020.  The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to combine events.

    Conference Themes

    Strand 1: “Future of Statistics for Africa: statistics that leave no one behind”
    Agenda 2063 sets out the vision for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena.   This strand will explore how statistics can help guide decision makers to realise this vision.  Five years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and with only ten years to go to 2030, how can relevant, comprehensive and disaggregated statistics assist in understanding who is getting left behind and what needs to be done to ensure that they are not? Providing the necessary statistical information at a time of considerable change requires fundamental questions to be asked about the future of the census and other domains of official statistics and methodology.

    Subthemes include:

    • How can statistics help guide decision makers to realize the Agenda 2063 vision?
    • How can statistics assist in understanding who is getting left behind and what needs to be done to ensure that they are not?
    • How are we realizing the benefits of the data revolution? Are we prepared for future changes in the data ecosystem?
    • The 2020 Census round is in full swing. The census is a once in a decade opportunity to ensure that all are counted. What is the future for the census?
    • Where should we be going with surveys and use of administrative data? What is the future role of non-official sources of data? What new methods will we need?

    Strand 2: “Skills for Africa in the era of data”
    The data revolution has changed the supply and paradigms for how we access and use information and data. How can we develop competence for the young generations? How can we help professionals, leaders, politicians, journalists, engineers and officials to update their skills to fully benefit from modern data? In addition to papers, this strand would consider opportunities for workshops, training courses and other engagement activities for young generations.

    Sub-themes include:

    • Equipping our children to succeed in a data rich world. What are the skills they need and how can we ensure that they are developed?
    • Statistical offices struggle to develop and retain junior staff. How can we ensure that the future of official statistics is safeguarded by bringing on the next generation of professional staff?
    • How can we help leaders need to understand the potential of data and data analytics? Leaders in statistics increasingly need to have deep technical credibility, strong management competence and the ability to navigate a complex and hazardous political landscape. How can we support them in getting the skills they need?
    • The public often receive official statistics through the medium of journalism. How can we support journalists to write better, more compelling (and accurate) stories about numbers?
    • To be an effective citizen we need to be able to make sense of statistics and to be sceptical of statistical claims. How do we foster statistical literacy for all?

    Strand 3: “Official statistics in society: they matter to all of us”
    In a crowded space, how do we ensure that the message of official statistics cuts through and is understood by all, and that official statisticians listen and provide statistics that resonate and are relevant to people’s lives?

    Sub-themes include:

    • How do we communicate the role of official statistics and engage with politicians, media and civil society? How do we address issues of autonomy, independence and relevance and protect the position of the national statistics office and its leaders?
    • To help decision makers, statistics need to connect with politicians and be able to be used to hold them to account. What are the mechanisms that support this?
    • For official statistics to truly serve democracy, good engagement is also needed with the media and civil society. How can we work together?
    • How do we make the case for autonomy and independence for official statistics and find a voice that protects the position of the national statistics office and its leaders?

    Strand 4: “Big data. Opportunities arising from the new data ecosystem.”
    To succeed in the new data ecosystem there needs to be a strong partnership between official statistics and other actors, including in data science and artificial intelligence. How can we build such partnerships?

    Sub-themes include:

    • How can we make a success of partnerships and coordination in the emerging data ecosystem?
    • Capacity within the system is far below what is needed to respond to the agenda in front of us. How do we make the case for resources, develop new business models that better match demand and supply and find ways to enhance the capability of the system?
    • The new ecosystem demands new rules. What part can statisticians play in areas like data ethics where we have both much to offer and much to learn if we are to navigate successfully and sustain public confidence?

    Strand 5: “Statistics making a difference: public health, prevent and cure”
    Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development states Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 3. The aim is that we achieve each SDG target by 2030. Statistics plays a growing role in producing the analytical and operative tools to reach the goal. Progress in and use of statistics will save the lives of millions of people. Topics covered in this strand will address in particular Africa’s public health crisis, the world’s most acute one.

    Strand 6: “Statistics making a difference: environment and climate”
    Several SDGs point to the urgency to face the climate crises which we have produced ourselves:

    • SDG 6 aims to achieve clean, accessible water for all
    • SDG 7 calls for affordable and clean energy
    • SDG 13 states that the world needs climate actions, because climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere
    • SDG 14 promotes a careful management of our oceans and of life under water, as a global resource for all
    • SDG 15 is about life on land, and the importance to protect forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

    Statistics contributes fundamentally to all these goals with powerful methods and practical instruments for a sustainable future. Topics covered in this strand will describe how statistics helps to solve these challenges.

    Strand 7: “Statistics making a difference: from data to progress”
    Despite extraordinary advances in the collection of data and processing of information, much of the potential residing in contemporary data sources remains unexploited. Fulfilling the promise of the big data revolution, statistics and machine learning produce new methodologies and analytical tools to extract knowledge from complex data to deliver insight. There is a dramatic scope for industries, companies, public and private, and for nations to create value from employing novel ways of analysing complex data.

    The digitalisation of African societies and economies is proceeding rapidly and we are preparing to exploit data for the benefit of its people. Innovation in all sectors of the African economy will benefit from statistical approaches. Topics covered in this strand will focus on exploiting data for progress and development and propose methods and algorithms which allow understanding and predicting systems and processes.

    An important subtheme is statistical education and training of new generations, to deliver statistical competence and capacity for progress.

    More information
    Contact the organisers at

    Date posted: 1/9/2020 | View listing
  • January 15, 2020

    International Studies in Sociology of Education (ISSE) is calling for papers for a Special Issue on the theme of Environmental Justice and Education. We welcome papers that examine theoretically and/or empirically topics such as, but not limited to:

    • Education in/for environmental activism and movements
    • Relationships between social justice, environmental justice, and sustainability from the local to global levels
    • Knowledge, education and sciences (including climate sciences)
    • Youth, education and the imagination of the future
    • Roles of environmental injustice in educational inequalities, and vice versa
    • Analysis of critical environmental pedagogical (including ecopedagogical) practices, methodologies, and literacies
    • Problematizing current environmental pedagogies to determine the contextual needs of education for environmental justice in an increasingly globalized world
    • Epistemological and sociological disciplinary possibilities of education for environmental justice action from learners
    • Roles of local to global initiatives and policies in affecting education (and vice-versa), including environmental justice movements, Global Citizenship Education (GCE), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


    ISSE welcomes inter-disciplinary work where sociological theory and perspectives have a substantial role. The journal aims to make connections across local, regional and international contexts in the study of sociology of education. We particularly welcome papers that foreground marginalized social and political issues, non-dominant theoretical resources, and cross-cultural debate, and we encourage participation and critical engagement from scholars from around the world and at all stages of career development.

    Submission Guidelines
    Abstract Deadline is January 15th, 2020 and should be sent to guest editor Dr. Greg Misiaszek. Full manuscripts will be due March 15, 2020.

    See the ISSE website for more information.

    Date posted: 1/8/2020 | View listing
  • January 15, 2020

    This Special Issue aims to explore the theoretical, methodological and empirical relevance of the concept of diaspora for an international sociology of education. It will bring together high-quality, original research and scholarship from a range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, migration and diaspora studies, comparative and international education, digital literacies, among others.

    The Special Issue invites cutting edge empirical and theoretical research examining the ways in which diasporic communities are drawing upon their transnational linkages and manifold capitals to educate themselves and others in diverse societies.

    The conception of diaspora which is the focus of this special issue is different from the so-called ‘check-list’ approach which associates diasporas with loss of, longing for and possible return to a homeland, while also moving beyond the ‘anti-essentialist’ focus on hybridity and difference. Rather, diasporas are seen as normal and constant features of the contemporary world and analysed as highly significant in shaping social, political, economic and cultural processes at local, national and transnational levels. Special attention is therefore expected to be paid to the particular nature of settlement, relationships with the country of settlement, and intra-diasporic, local and global dynamics. However, contributing authors are welcome to adopt other positions and to use their work to critique and further develop the concept of diaspora.

    Your paper may wish to address one or more of the following questions (not an exhaustive list):

    • How can ‘diaspora’ help us to more rigorously challenge methodological nationalism in education and/or offer methodological innovations?
    • What advantages (e.g. theoretical, empirical) does the diaspora concept offer the globally-comparative study of education?
    • How do diasporans use their ‘diasporicity’ to engage with and challenge/overcome educational inequalities in national and international arenas?
    • What does a diasporic approach to education offer in terms of developing (or theorizing) innovative, inclusive models of education and citizenship?

    Submission Guidelines

    Prospective authors are very welcome to contact the guest-editor directly to Dr Reza Gholami to informally discuss their contribution or seek feedback on their abstract.

    To formally express an interest in contributing to the Special Issue, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to the same email address by 15 January 2020. Successful authors will be notified by 15 February 2020, and full drafts are required for submission and peer review by 1 April 2020.

    Date posted: 1/9/2020 | View listing
  • June 10, 2020 - June 12, 2020
    Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
    January 13, 2020

    The Sequence Analysis Association is pleased to announce the Sequence Analysis Association 1st International Conference, organized together with the DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy with the support of BIDSA (Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics) and of INVEST Research Flagship Center (University of Turku, Finland).

    The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars applying or developing Sequence Analysis and other innovative methods for analysing longitudinal data in social, economic, managerial, political, health, or environmental sciences.

    The conference will focus not only on the development of Sequence Analysis methodology itself but also on its relations to and integration with other methodological frameworks including qualitative analysis, event history analysis, Markov-based models, and other longitudinal stochastic approaches.

    Keynote speakers:

    • Andrew Abbott (University of Chicago)
    • Anette Fasang (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and Humboldt University, Berlin)
    • Emilio Zagheni (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research).

    All submissions connected with Sequence Analysis or related methods in the social sciences are welcome, especially applications of innovative methodology, new methodological developments, method comparisons, and theoretical discussions linking substantive  theory with methodological choices. Proposals across all scientific disciplines and application domains are welcome. The deadline for the submission of original papers or extended abstract (of at least two pages not including references) is January 13th 2020.

    For information, registration and submission, visit the conference website:

    To receive updates and relevant information register to the SAA and to our newsletter, or follow us on twitter (@SeqAnalysisAssn).

    The organizing committee: Raffaella Piccarreta, Matthias Studer, Emanuela Struffolino, Satu Helske, Brendan Halpin, Tim Liao, Gilbert Ritschard, Francesco Billari.

    Date posted: 1/9/2020 | View listing
  • University of Utah’s Asia Center and Department of Sociology
    November 15, 2019

    On May 14 and 15, 2020, The University of Utah’s Asia Center and Department of Sociology will sponsor a mini-conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, for social scientists researching migration and immigrant incorporation in Asia and overseas Asian populations. Through this conference we seek to advance knowledge in the field by bringing together communities of scholars, such as Demographers, Sociologist members of ASA’s Asia and Asian America Section and the Section on International Migration, as well as international scholars in the Asian Population Association and other professional communities. Read the Call for Papers.

    Date posted: 9/9/2019 | View listing
  • National Institute on Aging
    Bethesda, MD
    November 15, 2019

    Summit organizers are accepting applications for two types of poster presentations at the 2020 Summit: (1) scientific posters describing a completed or ongoing study relevant to one or more of the Summit themes; (2) informational posters that display and describe a service, program, or data resource provided by an organization, federal partner, advocacy group, or service provider. We encourage scientific poster abstract submissions from graduate students, postdoctoral individuals, and early-stage investigators, especially those from underrepresented populations in the biomedical workforce, on a topic that identifies a significant research gap and is relevant to one of the Summit themes.

    Date posted: 10/4/2019 | View listing
  • Perry World House
    November 1, 2019

    Perry World House is launching a call for applications designed to encourage collaboration between Penn faculty and Perry World House. Specifically, Perry World House is seeking applications from Penn standing faculty members from any school or department to create a workshop that will advance knowledge and policy engagement in the global space. Workshops should be 1-2 days and PWH can provide support up to $20,000. We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in applications that fit within one of Perry World House’s two research themes. 

    Date posted: 9/17/2019 | View listing
  • Harvard University
    October 15, 2019
    Date posted: 9/26/2019 | View listing
  • Penn LDI and CHIBE
    December 5, 2019 - 5:00pm - December 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
    The Study at University City, 20 South 33rd Street
    October 1, 2019

    The 4th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop, organized by CHIBE and LDI, is designed to bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, sociology and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health. The workshop will prioritize rigorous empirical work on methodological or content frontiers of population health research. Theoretical work but should be linked to an empirical application. The workshop is designed to identify and push the cutting edge in population health science. See PHS2016, PHS2017, and PHS2018 workshop programs for examples. For more information about this workshop check out the Call for Papers and Atheendar Venkataramani's Twitter thread

    Date posted: 9/10/2019 | View listing
  • Population Association of America
    September 29, 2019

    Presenters, discussants, chairs and session organizers must register for the conference. All presenting authors must pre-register for the conference by January 27 to confirm their intention to attend and present. Members receive a preferred rate for annual meeting registration, and all participants are strongly encouraged to join. Learn more about PAA membership online.
    Online submissions will be made through MiraSmart this year and will open on August 12, 2019. Authors are asked to submit both: a) a short abstract (150 words); and b) either an extended abstract (2-4 pages, including tables) or a completed paper. You may modify your submissions at any time until September 29, 2019.
    For complete and up-to-date contact information for all session organizers please visit the PAA 2020 meeting website at (Link will be live once submissions open.)

    Date posted: 7/30/2019 | View listing
  • Centre for Research and Families and Relationships
    June 22, 2020 - June 24, 2020
    Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland
    August 31, 2019

    The concept of ‘intersectionality’ is an increasingly widely used way in which researchers and others attempt to grapple with the ways in which intersecting systems of oppression (e.g. sexism, racism and others) affect people.

    The concept can be traced to the activism of black feminists in the USA who highlighted the different experiences of women of colour – affected as they were by the intersection of both racism and sexism.

    For our sixth international conference, we will explore how families and personal relationships are implicated in a range of intersections: both as systems through which oppression may circulate, and as sites of resistance and transformation.

    Leading social theorist and activist Patricia Hill Collins will open the conference, providing the platform for an exciting and vibrant dialogue on how intersectionality, past and present, can deepen our understandings of families and relationships and the power relations within.

    The conference will be held over three days at the University of Edinburgh’s John McIntyre Centre, which sits in the shadow of ‘Arthur’s Seat’ an extinct volcano, close to Edinburgh’s historic old town.

    Papers are welcome both from academics across disciplines, and those in non-academic practice or policy settings.

    Contributions can address any aspect of the ways in which intimate relationships (including, but not restricted to, families, friendships, parent-child relationships, sibling or kin relationships, couples, sexual relationships) are implicated in fighting against or colluding with systems of oppression, injustice or inequality. This might, for example, include how families or friendship groups form gendered and racially mixed or segregated communities of practice whose cultures may transmit either racism, or racial literacy and feminist informed anti-racist activism. Contributions could inquire into the use of intersectionality in diverse global contexts – enrolled in different ways, with diverse effects, in responding to, for instance, sexual health and reproductive rights.

    Although we take it for granted that race, gender and class are fundamental inequalities in multiple contexts, participants can also foreground inequalities in other domains such as religion, sexuality, dis/ability, age or life stages such as childhood and older age, nationality, and ethnicity. Given the increasing threat of climate change, we would particularly welcome contributions focused on the ways intersectionality, families and relationships impinge on concern for or neglect of environmental issues, including the implications of global warming for future generations and distant strangers.

    Date posted: 4/18/2019 | View listing
  • TIAA Institute & Wharton School’s Boettner Center/Pension Research Council
    July 15, 2019

    The TIAA Institute is again partnering with the Wharton School’s Boettner Center/Pension Research Council at the University of Pennsylvania to fund innovative research related to older Americans’ financial wellness, behavioral insurance, and retirement planning. We are now accepting research proposals on these topics. Final funding decisions will be contingent upon continued funding from TIAA.
    Eligibility: Any faculty member with an active appointment at a U.S. college or university is eligible to submit a proposal, as are researchers with appointments at public policy research organizations. Junior faculty members are encouraged to apply and special consideration will be given to their applications.
    We seek proposals to undertake research and analysis of the following Priority Research Topics:
    Employee Engagement, Retirement Planning, and Lifetime Income: Topics under this project will explore nudges and other mechanisms for engaging
    potentially disengaged workers in behaviors to improve their retirement readiness.
    Behavioral Insurance, Consumer Misperceptions, and Financial Security: Behavioral economics offers tools to evaluate why consumers underinsure their
    retirement income risks. Topics under this project will explore employees’ and retirees’ perceptions of insurance, and ways to better communicate
    options for such protection.
    Financial Wellness, Financial Literacy, and Plan Design: Many consumer subgroups are financially fragile and lack the financial literacy needed to improve
    their well-being. Projects under this heading will explore how wellness programs and tools, targeted to demographic segments (e.g. Gen Y,
    Hispanics, working women, etc.), can improve financial well-being.
    For more information on how to apply, please visit the PRC’s website or download the application instructions here.

    Date posted: 5/16/2019 | View listing
  • University of Michigan
    September 12, 2019 - September 13, 2019
    June 3, 2019

    Submissions will be evaluated by senior scholars affiliated with PSID based upon several factors, including:
    • The substantive or methodological motivation for the study;
    • The quality of study design, including the choice of appropriate research methodology and data; and
    • The significance of the submission in terms of extending scientific knowledge.
    Submissions will also be selected to balance topics, disciplines, and the different PSID data sets being used. Submission Instructions The submission webpage is:
    The following items are required to be submitted through the webpage:
    1. An online form with: • The name, email address, telephone number, institution, and curriculum vitae for the corresponding author and all coauthors; • The title of the paper;
    2. An abstract (1,000 words or less) which should include a description of the topic to be studied, the theoretical focus, and the data and research methods.
    Contact information For further information, please contact Narayan Sastry ( or Patty Hall (

    Date posted: 4/30/2019 | View listing
  • Économie Internationale De La Longévité” – EIDLL
    May 20, 2019

    Submission Details:
    Submission Deadline May the 20th, 2019. Please submit papers, in English or French, (However, presentations can be done in researcher’s native language). Please includeAbstract, Keywords and applicable theme(s) from the list provided.
    Papers must be submitted to:
    Please for further details, contact Sophie Parisel:
    Results notified by June the 5th, 2019.

    Date posted: 2/7/2019 | View listing
  • Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health
    September 5, 2019 - September 6, 2019
    Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
    May 15, 2019

    The symposium will bring together participants across sectors and disciplines with an interest in urban health including researchers, practitioners, policymakers, planners, environmentalists, students and other stakeholders. We welcome participation from different career stages and geographic areas. The poster session and reception will take place on the afternoon of September 5, 2019. The poster session will cover a broad range of research topics related to urban health and provide an informal setting to discuss the themes of the symposium. The deadline to submit an abstract for the poster session is May 15, 2019.


    Date posted: 4/16/2019 | View listing
  • International Union for the Science Study of Population (IUSSP)
    February 18, 2019

    Researchers are invited to submit a short AND an extended abstract (four-page minimum) or a draft paper to the IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality 2019 Conference. The official language of the conference is English. Submissions must include a description of the research objectives and intersections with the IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality themes, the data and research methods, some preliminary results, and the policy relevance of the research.
    To submit an abstract please fill out the online submission form on the IUSSP website at: ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.
    If you do not have an IUSSP user or member account you will need to create an account. (You do not have to be an IUSSP member to submit for or participate in this conference).
    For further information, please contact Jocelyn Finlay ( and/or Murray Leibbrandt (

    Date posted: 2/4/2019 | View listing
  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    February 6, 2019

    The study will identify research opportunities throughout the social and behavioral sciences, including psychology, sociology, demography, economics, and anthropology, cognition, and behavioral neuroscience, that can be brought to bear on prevention, care, and better understanding of the effects of the disease on society. Various techniques will be used to identify the community of experts outside of the appointed committee including town halls, the use of social media directed towards science (e.g. IdeaBuzz), and webcasting of special workshops to draw attention to the initiative. For more information, contact Tina Winters, Associate Program Officer,

    Date posted: 1/25/2019 | View listing
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences
    January 25, 2019

    Grad Ben Talks is an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs. Graduate students have the opportunity to build professional portfolios and get a shot at a $500 cash prize.
    Now accepting submissions for 2019!
    Information and FAQs

    Date posted: 1/18/2019 | View listing
  • Economic Demography Workshop (EDW)
    April 10, 2019 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    JW Marriott Hotel, Austin, Texas
    December 31, 2018

    You may submit a paper for consideration by the Program Committee by Monday, December 31, 2018, at:
    Preference will be given to papers not on the main PAA program. The program will be finalized in late January. Past programs are on the EDW website here: General information about the PAA and the 2019 annual meeting of the PAA is available at
    Additional information about the Economic Demography Workshop can be obtained on the EDW website ( or from program chair Delia Furtado (University of Connecticut) ( Other members of this year’s program committee are: Elaine Liu (University of Houston), Hani Mansour (University of Colorado Denver), Sam Schulhofer-Wohl (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), and Almudena Sevilla (Queen Mary University of London).
    If you are not on our mailing list, and wish to receive the annual call for papers and completed program by email, send an email to Delia Furtado at with subject header "EDW subscribe."

    Date posted: 11/12/2018 | View listing
  • Athens Institute for Education and Research
    June 17, 2019
    Athens, Greece
    November 19, 2018

    Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 19 November 2018 to: Dr. Barbara Zagaglia, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 
    If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK(  

    Date posted: 10/18/2018 | View listing
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
    March 6, 2019 - March 9, 2019
    Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
    November 16, 2018

    Submitters will be notified of their abstract's status by January 3, 2019

    Rapid communication abstracts may be submitted for consideration for a poster presentation only. Rapid communication posters offer the opportunity for presentation of late-breaking findings in the field of behavioral medicine.

    Date posted: 10/18/2018 | View listing
  • Population Journal
    November 5, 2018

    Population is a quarterly scientific journal published in English (Population-E) and in French (Population-F) by the French Institute for Population Studies (INED). The Population Young Author Prize is open to PhD students and young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury.
    More information:

    Date posted: 7/17/2018 | View listing
  • American Sociological Association
    November 1, 2018

    The submission site for the 2019 Annual Meeting will open on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The submission deadline is January 9, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). In addition to paper submissions, proposals are being accepted for Courses, Workshops, Preconferences, the Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium, and the Teaching and Learning Symposium. Please see the links to the right to view these individual calls.

    Date posted: 10/18/2018 | View listing
  • Southern Sociological Society
    April 10, 2019 - April 13, 2019
    The Whitley 3434 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA
    November 1, 2018

     Individual Papers: You may submit extended abstracts of individual papers for inclusion in a regular paper session. These abstracts will be organized into sessions by the program committee members on the basis of common themes. All regular paper submissions should include: (a) the title of the paper,* (b) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author,* and (c) an extended abstract (see description below). Extended abstracts should be approximately 400-450 words (max. 450 words) and organized with the following three section headings: Objectives, Methods, and Findings. If these headings do not apply, be sure to clarify your objectives and contributions, providing the information that is relevant to your submission, and stating your primary argument. The program committee will assign individual paper submissions to a regular paper session, a roundtable, or a poster session.
     Full session proposals (proposed sessions with proposed presenters/panelists): All complete session proposals must include a short abstract (max. 450 words) detailing the theme of the proposed session. If the session is being submitted on behalf of an SSS committee, include this information in the session description. Additionally, you must include full details for all the included participants (see number 1 above). This includes the presider and organizer, in addition to the presenters or panelists, and discussant, if included. All submitted paper and panel sessions should include at least 4, and not more than 5, presenters. Author Meets Critics (AMC) sessions will go to the program chair for consideration. AMC sessions can be self-nominated; and should include 3 – 4 potential “critics.” Submissions should also include a brief description of the session’s potential broad appeal and/or connections with the meeting theme. Note that the number of both AMC sessions and Workshops will be limited by room constraints

    Date posted: 10/18/2018 | View listing
  • International Association of Applied Demographers
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    October 31, 2018

    See this tutorial on how to upload an abstract. Click here to submit an abstract. The deadline for abstract submission is on October 31, 2018.

    Date posted: 9/24/2018 | View listing
  • Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
    October 30, 2018

    The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations has posted a call for paper submissions for a special issue on Geospatial Technologies in Social Sciences. For this issue of HJSR, we are interested in exploring the spectrum of geospatial technologies in social science, particularly the ways in which our understanding of ancient community interactions, contemporary human rights, or notions of citizenship are challenged by data flows. The submission deadline is October 30th, 2018 and manuscripts should be in 12-point font, double-spaced and generally not exceed 8500 words. Commentaries and creative writing should not exceed 3000 words. Additional information is available using this link.

    Date posted: 10/18/2018 | View listing
  • Eastern Sociological Society
    October 30, 2018

    Although the ESS especially encourages submissions related to this year’s theme, we welcome submissions on all sociological topics. Potential methods and formats include

    • individual papers (please include abstracts of 250 words or less; longer drafts are also welcome via email to the program committee)
    • wholly constituted sessions (with names and affiliations of all presenters)
    • thematic conversations (panels of two or more scholars engaged in debate or exchange)
    • workshops on specific topics and techniques
    • special sessions organized around prominent scholars and their work
    • roundtable and poster session presentations

    Paper submissions and session proposals are due by October 30, 2018. Submit your proposal here: 
    Questions should be sent to
    Program Committee: Nazli Kibria, ESS President; Jessica Simes, Program Chair, Boston University.

    Date posted: 10/18/2018 | View listing
  • Eastern Sociological Society
    October 30, 2018

    Submission Instructions
    Those wishing to present papers in a mini-conference should submit an abstract of no longer than 250 words by October 30, 2018 through the ESS submission portal at Proposals not accepted for the mini-conference will be submitted to the ESS general call for submissions.
    To submit to a mini-conference, select “Mini Conference Presentation” in the “Submission type” drop-down menu. Supply your title and abstract. After hitting “Next”, select the name of the mini-conference from the keyword drop-down menu.
    Please direct questions about the mini-conference to the mini-conference organizers (contact information listed in each CFP).

    Date posted: 10/18/2018 | View listing
  • UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health
    University of California-Berkeley
    October 12, 2018

    We solicit presentations of papers using longitudinal data from one or more LMICs, particularly from harmonized HRS family studies (see is external)) in China (CHARLS), Costa Rica (CRELES), Ghana (SAGE), Korea (KLOSA), Indonesia (IFLS), Mexico (MHAS), and South Africa (SAGE). We also encourage use of other LMIC micro-data with mortality follow-ups, e.g. from Taiwan (SEBAS), China (CLHLS), South Africa (HAALSI), and elsewhere, as well as comparisons with data from higher income countries such as the US (HRS), Japan (JSTAR or NUJLSOA), England (ELSA), and Europe (SHARE).
    This will be a small meeting of about 30 people.  We invite one-page abstracts, which should be submitted by October 12 to and

    Date posted: 8/10/2018 | View listing
  • University of Ghana
    December 5, 2018 - December 8, 2018
    Accra, Ghana
    September 17, 2018

    The Organizing Committee invites individuals or groups interested in presenting papers to submit abstracts of not more than 300 words, focusing on one of the conference sub-themes, to The deadline for the submission of abstracts is September 17, 2018.
    Individuals and groups who wish to be considered for participation in the artistic performance stream are invited to submit a 300-word description of their specific art form and how it relates to the theme, to not later than September 17, 2018.
    Please contact the Organizing Committee at if you need any clarification or assistance with your submission.

    Date posted: 9/14/2018 | View listing
  • Population Association of America
    September 16, 2018
    Date posted: 6/26/2018 | View listing
  • Southern Demographic Association
    September 14, 2018

    To submit a paper for consideration:

    • Submit an abstract for the program (for the 2018 meeting the deadline is 29 June)
    • Submit a complete paper by email attachment to by September 14.

    The maximum page length is 20 pages, double spaced, including all figures, graphs, and tables, but not including the title page, abstract, or bibliography. The paper need not be sole-authored, but all authors must be students. All papers submitted must be on the SDA program and must be presented at the SDA meeting by the author.
    Each submission must include a separate cover page that addresses the following:

    1. What is the research topic? 
      (e.g., childhood obesity)
    2. What is the research question? 
      (e.g., How does mother’s weight gain during pregnancy affect childhood weight at age two?)
    3. Why is it important to answer this research question? Said another way, what gap in the scientific literature will this research address?
    4. What is your specific hypothesis (or hypotheses)?
      1. Specify the dependent and independent variables.
      2. Describe the expected relationship between each of the dependent and independent variables.
      3. Discuss the mechanisms through which the independent variables affect the dependent variables.
    5. What is your methodology? If you are analyzing existing data, what data set are you using?
    Date posted: 7/17/2018 | View listing
  • PAA Business Demography Group and the State and Local Demography Group
    August 6, 2018

    The Applied Demography Newsletter welcomes submissions of materials for publication in the Fall 2018 edition. Submissions may include book releases, recruitment with deadlines after September 1, 2018, or upcoming conferences. We are interested in two new types of submissions.
    Visualization Note: a chart, map, or visualization of data relevant to applied demographers with a 200 word explanation.
    Policy Impact Note: we are interested in items up to 750 words in which you discuss the policy implications of your research. You may include links to other materials (i.e. YouTube, SocArXiv, etc.). 
    Given the emergence of the #DemographersLaughToo hashtag, we will consider funny anecdotes or jokes that would make demographers laugh. Please send your materials to Alexis R. Santos by August 6, 2018

    Date posted: 7/18/2018 | View listing
  • Population Health Science
    Boston University School of Public Health, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
    July 15, 2018

    This is an open call for submissions. Please submit a full paper or extended abstract with sufficient detail to evaluate the quality of the submitted work via the PHS website: Due to different publication practices across fields, it is acceptable to submit an abstract that presents both new and published data. If you choose this route, please submit relevant publications as appendices to your abstract.
    Review criteria. Submissions will be evaluated for population health significance, creativity/innovation, and methodological rigor. Submissions are welcome from all fields, but authors should motivate the study based on its implications for population health. Papers will be reviewed by the workshop advisory committee. Presenters will have the opportunity to revise their submission before papers are circulated in September. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 15, 2018.
    Please email us at with any questions.
    Jacob Bor, Assistant Professor, Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean Conveners, on behalf of the PHS Advisory Committee

    Date posted: 5/29/2018 | View listing
  • SocOpen: Home of SocArXiv
    University of Maryland, College Park
    June 30, 2018

    We invite social science papers or presentations related to the following themes:

    • Research on any topic that includes open scholarship components.This may entail a demonstration case showing how to do an open scholarship project, providing data and code for results, working with collaborators, or other examples of open scholarship in practice.
    • Research about open scholarship itself. This may include mechanisms for making data and code public, workflow processes, publication considerations, citation metrics, or the tools and methods of open scholarship.
    • Research about replication and transparency. This includes both replication studies and research about replication and reproducibility issues.

    Submissions are due by June 30, 2018. Submissions may include papers or other project materials. E-mail presentation information to by June 30, 2018. Include the following information:
    Names of author(s)/presenter(s) and contact information.
    For non-paper presentations, include a brief description and rationale explaining how the paper fits within the themes and goals of the O3S Symposium.
    For paper submissions, upload your paper to SocArXiv and tag it #O3S18.
    Any AV needs beyond a laptop/projector.
    Travel stipends of $1,000 will be available to a limited number of presenters. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for a travel award.
    Presenters will be notified of the status of their submission by July 15, 2018. All communication will be sent via e-mail.

    Date posted: 5/31/2018 | View listing
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
    June 4, 2018

    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Science Foundation, announces a call for papers for the 2018 PSID Annual User Conference. The conference has a special theme: Child Wellbeing and Outcomes in Childhood, Young Adulthood, and over the Lifecourse. The conference welcomes submissions on any topic, from researchers in any field, but with a preference for studies that use data from the PSID Child Development Supplement (CDS)—especially the first round of the new, ongoing CDS that was fielded in 2014 but also the original CDS that was fielded in 1997, 2002/03, and 2007/08. Submissions are also encouraged that use other PSID supplements with information on child wellbeing and outcomes over the lifecourse, such as the PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS) and the PSID Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study (CRCS). The submission deadline is 4 June 2018. A total of 20 to 25 papers will be accepted for the conference, either for presentation or as posters. The conference will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 13–14 September 2018. Travel and lodging expenses will be available for one author per accepted paper. Meals will be provided to all conference participants

    Date posted: 5/3/2018 | View listing
  • Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network
    November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018
    Washington, DC
    June 1, 2018

    We are now accepting abstract submissions for oral, poster, and rapid fire presentations. We welcome submissions from the public and private sectors, spanning all disciplines. All accepted abstracts for oral presentation will be published in a special issue of International Journal of Population Data Science. Additionally, Best Papers Awards will be presented to the top two (2) abstracts.

    Date posted: 5/24/2018 | View listing
  • Harvard Divinity School
    June 1, 2018

    Proposals for papers are now being accepted. For more information on the Conference theme and the different types of papers accepted, and to submit a paper proposal, please check the Call for Papers here.   Proposals are due by June 1, 2018.
    Any inquiries can be directed to Iman Darwish, Conference Coordinator, at

    Date posted: 5/25/2018 | View listing
  • University of Arizona in partnership with the UT Austin, UCLA, USC, and UTMB will host the 2018 International Conference on Aging in the Americas
    May 31, 2018

    All poster abstracts should include the following information: . Project Title . Lead-author’s name, email address, and classification (undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoc, or assistant professor) . Brief summary of the research project (300 words or less) Poster Abstracts should be submitted via email to: Sunshine Rote, Ph.D. University of Louisville, 

    Date posted: 5/30/2018 | View listing
  • Population and Environment
    May 15, 2018

    Please direct questions to Aaron McCright ( or Summer Allen (, special issue editors, or Elizabeth Fussell, Editor-in-Chief ( Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
  • University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California
    April 1, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the Workshop on the economics of aging titled “Cross-Country Analysis of Retirement, Health, and Wellbeing” held at the University of Southern California on Oct 29 – 30, 2018, and a related special issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing. The objective of the workshop is to explore the economics of aging from a cross-country perspective. The workshop will bring together researchers to present recent empirical work using data from the HRS-family of surveys. We welcome the submission of empirical and policy papers and encourage the use of the Harmonized Data files and concordance information from the Gateway to Global Aging Data.

    Interested authors are invited to submit a 1-page abstract by April 1, 2018 to The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by May 15, 2018. Completed draft papers will be expected by September 30, 2018. Details about topics and travel here.

    Date posted: 1/19/2018 | View listing
  • March 16, 2018

    Topics of interest include:
    Housing as Healthcare 
    Housing as Prevention
    Evidence Strategies and Practical tools for inclusion of social and structural interventions in plans to end the epidemic
    The “Housing First” model for delivery of housing and related support services.
    Effective age-related interventions, specifically for youth and those 50 and above.
    Care, well-being, and quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS. 
    Wholistic health and viral suppression. 
    Connection between social determinants and viral suppression. 
    Viral suppression and health care utilization. 
    Connection between social determinants and HIV prevention 
    Economics and the business case for structural interventions and plans ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic

    Date posted: 2/13/2018 | View listing
  • Interdiscplinary Association for Population Health Science
    March 15, 2018

    The 2018 Program Committee of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS), co-chaired by Robert Hummer and Allison Aiello of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, invites submissions to our 4th annual interdisciplinary population health research conference, entitled “Pushing the Boundaries of Population Health Science: Social Inequalities, Biological Processes, and Policy Implications.” The Program Committee encourages submissions that highlight the promise of interdisciplinary population health science and action that can improve population health across the life course. Submissions from postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, clinical students and trainees are especially encouraged. For more details about the submission requirements click here.

    Date posted: 12/8/2017 | View listing
  • Centre for Welfare and Labour Research Oslo and Akershus University College
    Oslo, Norway
    March 15, 2018
    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
  • Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS)
    National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20418
    March 15, 2018

    Groups of individuals are invited to submit panels that will present original research or engage in innovative discussions that push the boundaries of population health science, practice, theory, methods, student training, or technological innovations (or a combination of these) around a significant issue relevant to the conference theme. Note that work presented in these panels should not yet be published. All proposed panels should include a moderator and 3-4 presenters. The IAPHS annual meeting is aimed at fostering cross-pollination of ideas among panel members and an interdisciplinary audience. Panels should not be comprised of presenters from a single academic discipline. For an example of interdisciplinary panels from the 2017 conference, see
    Individuals or co-authored teams are welcome to submit an original abstract for consideration on the program as a poster presentation. Posters may present original research, practice, theory, methods, new ideas on student training, or technological innovations.

    Date posted: 2/13/2018 | View listing
  • Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS)
    National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20418
    March 15, 2018

    If you have questions about your submission, please contact:
    Sue Bevan

    Date posted: 2/27/2018 | View listing
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    March 5, 2018

    If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, please do not hesitate to contact Maeve Carey at 703-964-1240 or by e-mail at

    Date posted: 2/27/2018 | View listing
  • Demography & Growth Planning team at Charles Darwin University
    Darwin, Australia
    February 28, 2018

    Participation at the 2018 APA Conference is by abstract submission. We welcome abstracts on the topics listed below and proposals for additional topics. Abstracts should be provided in under 300 words in Microsoft Word format, with a clear and succinct title and with all contributors identified. Please submit your abstracts to along with identification of the themed session you would like your presentation to considered for. Key dates for abstract submissions and notifications are listed below. We require at least one presenter to attend and be registered for the full conference.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
  • Union for African population studies (UAPS)
    February 28, 2018

    The issue is organized around the following sub-themes, but is not restricted to these: (1) Policy, programmes and interventions; (2) Data and methods challenges(3) Integration between Education and AYSRH promotion; (4) Factors associated with AYSRH; (5) Influence of AYSRH on the sustainable development goals. Manuscripts (in French or English) should follow the style of the African Population Studies journal and submit to and copy The email should mention the following reference: «APS Vol 32, no. 2, 2018 »

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
  • Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
    Athens, Greece
    February 19, 2018

    Abstract Submission: 19 February 2018
    Acceptance of Abstract: 4 Weeks after Submission
    Submission of Paper: 21 May 2018

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
  • IUSSP Scientific Panel on Big Data and Population Processes
    April 25, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Denver, Colorado
    February 15, 2018

    This workshop is intended to favor communication and exchange between researchers who study the implications of digital technologies for demographic behavior as well as the applications of new data from digital sources to understand population processes.
    Topics that are relevant for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

    • Population research with social media data
    • Demographic features of online communities or services
    • Sentiment analysis associated to demographic events like immigration
    • Implications of social media and Internet for demographic behavior
    • Nowcasting fertility, mortality or migration with online data
    • Understanding population health with social media data
    • Methods for extracting information from non-representative samples
    • Applications of demographic methods to online populations
    • Applications of data for online advertisers to demographic research 


    1. Keynote speech by Dennis Feehan + mini-tutorial on how to get started with the netwok scale up method. 
    2. (Please bring your laptop with R/Rstudio installed).
    3. Contributed short presentations.
    4. General discussion about the future of the field and the role of the IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes
    Date posted: 1/25/2018 | View listing
  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University
    Lake Como, Italy
    February 15, 2018

    We invite you to submit extended abstracts (2-4 pages) or full papers. Please direct all submissions to by February 15th 2018.
    Any conference related inquiries may also be directed to
    Submitters will be notified about selection decisions by March 15th 2018. 

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
  • Western Economic Association International (WEAI) conference
    January 18, 2018 - January 31, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    January 31, 2018

    One to two sessions will be organized by Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (CSWEP Western representative) on the broad topic of international migration and immigration policy. Abstracts on those areas are particularly solicited, although submissions in other areas will be considered for a separate session.  Finally, proposals for complete sessions (organizer, chair, presenters and discussants) are also encouraged. Please email abstracts (1-2 pages, include names of all authors, as well as all their affiliations, addresses, email contacts, paper title) by January 31, 2018, to:
    Amber Pipa, Admin Assistant
    American Economic Association
    (805) 893-4597
    Note that this submission is separate from any submission sent in response to the WEAI’s general call for papers. For more information on the WEAI meetings, please see  CSWEP is unable to provide travel assistance to meeting participants.  Please make other arrangements for covering travel and meeting costs.

    Date posted: 1/18/2018 | View listing
  • Global Aging & Community Initiative
    May 30, 2018 - June 1, 2018
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    January 31, 2018

    The international REVES network encourages research on health expectancy, longevity, the disablement process and ageing.  It includes scholars from a broad range of disciplines such as demographers, clinicians, statisticians and social scientists.

    Date posted: 1/25/2018 | View listing
  • ISEG at University of Lisbon
    Lisbon, Portugal
    January 31, 2018
    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
  • Columbia University
    New York, NY
    December 18, 2017

    The conference, Impairment in the Social World , is being organized by graduate students from Columbia University’s Department of Sociology under the faculty guidance of Gil Eyal and Adam Reich, with financial support from The Center for Science and Society. Participants will have 15-20 minutes to present their papers and will have the opportunity to discuss their work with other graduate students and prominent researchers in the field. We invite graduate students to submit a one page abstract by December 18, 2017. Abstracts should be approximately 800 words, include the name of the author(s), and their institutional affiliation(s). Successful applicants will be informed January 2018, and full paper drafts will be circulated among participants in mid-February. Please submit your extended abstract as a PDF to

    Date posted: 12/8/2017 | View listing
  • Population Association of America
    September 29, 2017
    Date posted: 7/25/2017 | View listing
  • May 1, 2017
    Stephen A. Matthews, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology & Demography (Courtesy Geography) at Penn State, seeks high-quality manuscripts for submission for a theme issue on “spatial and mathematical demography” to be published in the journal Mathematical Population Studies (Taylor and Francis Science Publishers, SSCI). He is especially interested in submissions that leverage geospatial and contextual data to investigate substantive demographic questions, integrate theory, measurement and careful data analysis, use new and innovative methods, and harness large-scale demographic data sets or use emergent data. Submissions focusing on econometric analysis, small area estimation, Bayesian spatial and hierarchical modeling, spatio-temporal analysis and spatial simulation are strongly encouraged. He encourages all those interested in submitting an abstract to consult the Mathematical Population Studies website for general information on the journal and to examine back issues and published papers.
    Date posted: 3/31/2017 | View listing
  • Penn Demography Club, Population Studies Center, Center for the Advanced Study of India, Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies
    April 10, 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
    March 1, 2017


    The Penn Demography Club is pleased to announce a one-day “Health and Society in South Asia” Conference scheduled for April 10th, 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference is designed to connect graduate students, early career researchers, and more established scholars who conduct high-quality research on contemporary population issues in South Asia. The conference will feature one-hour presentations from three established scholars and two sessions of shorter presentations from junior scholars (such as graduate student or post-doctoral fellows). We anticipate that the small size of the conference will enable active discussion between participants and create lasting connections between researchers of South Asia.

    The event will be hosted by the Penn Demography Club, the association for Demography students at the University of Pennsylvania. The event is co-sponsored by the Population Studies Center, the Center for the Advanced Study of India, and the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies. For more information about requirements click here.

    Date posted: 2/9/2017 | View listing
  • Princeton University
    April 21, 2017
    Princeton University
    February 24, 2017

    In light of recent discussions about the resurgence of populism and backlash against globalization as manifested by the ‘Brexit’ vote, the 2016 US election, and similar trends elsewhere, we aim to bring together faculty and graduate students from Princeton University and other area universities for an interdisciplinary scholarly discussion of these issues. How (if at all) is this moment different from previous populist or anti-globalization movements? How have populist political and social movements, on one hand, and the processes and experiences of globalization, on the other, intersected in the past? What insights can historians draw from other humanistic and social scientific disciplines to better understand these phenomena?

    Accordingly, we are seeking proposals of no more than 500 words from doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences for brief presentations to accompany short (10-page), pre-circulated papers. Proposals are requested by Wednesday, February 24, and may be sent to Papers may address any topic related to globalization and/or populism, but proposals should clearly articulate the question the paper aims to address.


    Some financial support for travel may be available for accepted participants. Proposals for full panels of three or four presenters are welcome.

    Date posted: 2/7/2017 | View listing
  • Human Mortality Database Project
    May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017
    Wissenschafts Forum, Berlin
    February 19, 2017

    Empirical and methodological papers are equally welcome. Topics of the Symposium include, but are not limited to, the following research areas:

    • Data and methods for the analysis of mortality, life and health expectancies. 
    • Mortality in period and cohort dimensions. Measures and models. 
    • Frontiers of longevity. Survival and health at advanced ages. 
    • Health and survival of women and men. How to explain the paradox? 
    • Causes of death and the health transition. 
    • Mortality convergence and divergence across countries. The East-West health divide in Europe. 
    • Regional mortality variations and its determinants. Socioeconomic differences in the face of death. 
    • Use of HMD and HLD for estimating and forecasting mortality in developing countries. 
    • HMD, HLD and related online resources. New opportunities and challenges. 

    If you are interested in contributing to the 4 th HMD Symposium, please send a 300+ word abstract or draft paper to the following address ( with Cc: to Dmitry Jdanov ( ) by 19 February 2017. Please make sure to include: the provisional title of your proposal, the full name(s) of each author, the affiliation (full name of organization and department), and the e-mail address(es). Applicants will be notified if their paper has been accepted by 17 March 2017.

    Date posted: 12/2/2016 | View listing
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
    April 14, 2017 - April 15, 2017
    California Center for Population Research (UCLA)
    December 20, 2016

    The workshop will bring together scholars with a common interest in the analyses of life course events in aging; the role of cumulative exposures in aging-related outcomes; and in understanding how the economic, institutional, and demographic context has changed for different cohorts and for different racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic groups within cohorts. The meeting is supported in part by an NIA conference grant so submissions consistent with NIA's missions will receive higher priority. The program will be based both on invited papers and on paper submissions. Lodging and travel (coach), including international travel, will be covered for participants. Unfortunately, we cannot accept papers from graduate students, but once the program is set we will send out a call for attendance. If you wish to submit a paper for consideration, please upload a pdf file by December 20, 2016, using the following website. Late submissions will be accepted only if the committee has not yet gotten to work.

    Date posted: 11/15/2016 | View listing
  • October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
    Cape Town, South Africa
    December 15, 2016

    The Call for papers  contains 19 general themes and over 100 session topics from which an expected total of 240 regular Conference oral or poster sessions will be created.  Population scholars are invited to submit abstracts to the appropriate session or theme. Abstracts, extended abstracts and papers can be submitted in English or French. Session Organisers and Theme Conveners will select papers for presentation at the Conference on the basis of the relevance and merits of the abstracts submitted to the proposed session. Abstracts not fitting a specific session topic should be submitted to the general theme topic. Theme conveners will create sessions based on the number of high quality submissions received. For more information about specific themes and requirements click here. 

    Date posted: 11/14/2016 | View listing
  • National Institute of Aging and Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging
    November 18, 2016

    With financial support from NIA, we seek proposals for manuscripts assessing various aspects of population level trends in dementia. The authors will present the manuscripts at a conference in the Washington DC area in May or June 2017. We anticipate that the manuscripts will be published as part of a supplemental issue of a peer-reviewed journal, and we are currently in discussions with Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

    Four priority areas have been identified:

    1. latest data on population-level trends in dementia from the US and abroad;
    2. disparities in trends in dementia;
    3. causes of population-level trends in dementia;
    4. consequences of population-level trends in dementia for individuals, families, and societies.

    Authors of each of the 10 manuscripts that are selected will receive a $3000 honorarium. Travel expenses associated with participation in the conference will also be covered.The 2-3 page proposal should describe the aim of the manuscript as well as data and methods to be used. If initial findings exist, they may be described. Please include CVs of the authors along with the proposal.

    The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 18, 2016. Please submit proposals to Rhonda Moats at Authors will be notified by December 9, 2016. Questions about the call for proposals should be directed to Bob Schoeni (

    Bob Schoeni, Vicki Freeman, Ken Langa 

    University of Michigan 

    Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging 

    Disability TRENDS Network 

    Find more information here.

    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
  • University of California Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health
    February 27, 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
    University of California at Berkeley
    October 21, 2016

    This workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality risk factors in low and middle income countries (LMIC), following-up on an inaugural workshop held on this topic at USC in February 2016. The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national mortality and health expectancy patterns, especially in populations with unusually high or low adult mortality. The newly expanded availability of longitudinal HRS-type surveys in LMIC make this an opportune time to gather a network of researchers using such data to study mortality patterns, in order to share innovative methods, new results, and ideas for the most promising research agenda going forward.

    We solicit presentations of papers using longitudinal data from one or more LMIC, particularly from harmonized HRS family studies (see in China (CHARLS), Costa Rica (CRELES), Ghana (SAGE), Korea (KLOSA), Indonesia (IFLS), Mexico (MHAS), and South Africa (SAGE). We also encourage use of other LMIC micro-data with mortality follow-ups, e.g. from Taiwan (SEBAS), China (CLHLS), South Africa (HAALSI), and elsewhere, as well as comparisons with data from higher income countries such as the US (HRS), Japan (JSTAR or NUJLSOA), England (ELSA), and Europe (SHARE).

    The sponsors will cover hotel accommodations and meals during the workshop. Participants should be prepared to bear other costs associated with travel to the conference. This will be a small meeting of about 30 people. We invite one-page abstracts, which should be submitted by October 21st to For inquiries about topical areas please contact Will Dow and Eileen Crimmins For further information please contact CEDA Executive Director Elizabeth Vasile (

    Date posted: 10/4/2016 | View listing
  • Eastern Sociological Society
    February 23, 2017 - 9:00am - February 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
    October 15, 2016

    The Digital Sociology Mini-Conference seeks papers that address the many ways digital media technologies are “revolutionizing” everyday life.  Suggested topics, include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

    • Critical Theories of Everyday Digital Life: How have we theorized everyday life, and how are these theories being challenged by digital transformations? What challenges does the digital pose to epistemologies underlying sociological theories of the everyday? 
    • Digital Labor: How is the “gig economy” shifting the means of production, alienation from labor, and wages? How is creating online content a form of labor and who benefits from this? What are the consequences for social life of temporary labor done primarily online? 
    • Digital Citizenship: Given the changing landscapes of public and private life, what does it mean to be a citizen in the digital era? Do the affordances of ditigal technologies changes our responsibilities as citizens? How do citizens respond to moves toward “open government” in an era of pervasive government surveillance?
    • Digital Structures, Digital Institutions: The datafication of everyday life is posing unique challenges to the composition of social institutions and giving rise to new instantiations of education, finance, labor, and governance. How do we theorize, study, and conceptualize the re-composition of these institutions?
    • Digital Sociological Methods: How do traditional, analog sociological methods become digital? Are there new, “born digital” sociological methods? Is knowledge production different now? Will big data replace survey methodology?
    • Identity, Community, and Networks: How do sociological concepts of micro and macro, personal and public, “front stage” and “back stage,” evolve as digital and mobile technologies increasingly blur these boundaries? How do digital environments shape identities of race, gender, sexuality and queerness?
    • Social Movements, Digital Technologies: Given the increasing attention to social media as a tool used by both political and social movements and campaigns in the U.S. and abroad, we invite papers that address the connections between movements and media. Topics may include but are not limited to comparisons of online and offline activism, risks and costs associated with online activism, comparisons of traditional and social media, online activist identity, and ways in which social media platforms transmit movement content such as frames.
    • Digital Pedagogy: How are educators using digital tools to teach in innovative ways?

    We encourage submissions from scholars at all levels, and are particularly enthusiastic to support the work of graduate students and early career researchers. We welcome submissions for individual papers and for entirely constituted sessions. The organizers share a commitment to creating a field that honors diverse voices, and as such are excited to see scholars from groups that are typically underrepresented in sociology. When proposing entirely constituted panels, please keep this commitment to diverse voices in mind.

    If you have any questions about proposals, topics, or session ideas please contact one of the organizers: Leslie Jones (, Rachel Durso (  or Jessie Daniels ( For individual presentations, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, as well as the title of the paper, name of presenter, institutional affiliation and contact details. Please email your submissions to



    Date posted: 10/4/2016 | View listing
  • February 16, 2017 - February 19, 2017
    London, UK
    October 1, 2016

    LSE Health & Social Care and the LSE’s Department of Social Policy announces a call for papers for the inaugural International Health Policy Conference, to be held at the LSE from 16th -19th February 2017. This unique conference seeks to bring together academics and policy-makers from a wide range of disciplines to take a multi-disciplinary approach to key health and social care issues.

    Papers are invited for submission to any of the five themes outlined below. It is envisaged that a range of disciplines will be represented within these themes, including, but not limited to, health economics, political science, law, demography, epidemiology, sociology, and psychology.

    • Theme 1: International health systems: Health systems financing; international health reforms; global health and sustainable development; performance measurement; and health inequalities.
    • Theme 2: Social care and mental health: Economic aspects of community care, residential and nursing home provision, long-term care finance, and mental health policy.
    • Theme 3: Regulation and assessment of health technologies: Assessment of pharmaceuticals and medical devices; sustainability of health care financing; economic access to health technologies; and pharmaceutical policy.
    • Theme 4: Behaviour: Understanding and changing behaviour at the individual and population level; role of behavioural insights in public policy making.
    • Theme 5: Population Studies: Aging; life course, socio-economic and intergenerational influences on individual and population health.

    Papers on topics that fall outside of these specified themes will also be considered for presentation at the conference.

    Abstracts should be submitted by email to Please include details of your full name, organisational affiliation and email address. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to give an oral or poster presentation at the conference. Authors are welcome to make more than one submission, but only one paper per first-named author will be accepted for oral presentation. The best papers, including the best PhD paper (see below) will be invited to submit for consideration in a special issue of the journal, Health, Economics, Policy and Law.

    Key dates:
    October 1, 2016 – deadline for submission of abstracts
    October 31, 2016 – notification of acceptance of successful papers
    November 30, 2016 – deadline for early-bird registration
    January 15, 2017 – submission of completed papers

    Date posted: 6/20/2016 | View listing
  • January 6, 2017 - January 8, 2017
    Houston, TX
    September 30, 2016

    You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for papers, discussion topics, and posters for the 2017 Population and Public Policy Conference which will be held in Houston Texas from January 6-8. A reception will be held the evening of Friday January 6th, with a full day of sessions on Saturday, January 7th and a half day session on Sunday, January 8th. The conference is sponsored by the Hobby Center of Public Policy, University of Houston, Center for Geospatial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico and the International Applied Demography Association. The main aim of the conference is to bring together educators and policy makers from the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share their experience with students. We would also like encourage graduate students to submit their research for presentation.   

    Please feel free to distribute this call for abstracts to anyone who might be interested in presenting their research at the 2017 Population and Public Policy Conference. The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2016. However, we encourage you to submit your abstract at your earliest convenience. Please submit your abstract to Nazrul Hoque at We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. 


    Nazrul Hoque

    Dely Alcantara

    David A. Swanson 

    Date posted: 6/15/2016 | View listing
  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
    July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017
    Cambridge, UK
    September 30, 2016

    Health in urban areas has played a major role in determining trajectories of demographic growth, economic success and individual and community well-being across time. However the relationship between health and urban space has not been constant over either time or place. Before the early twentieth century, towns and cities suffered a probably universal urban mortality penalty, and in some periods acted as ‘demographic sinks’, characterized by high death rates largely due to air and water-borne infections. The improvement of urban environments, together with the development of better preventive and curative medical services which tend to be based in cities, means that urban areas today have lower mortality than their surrounding areas. Although the decline of mortality in urban areas has been studied, there is little consensus about how urban spaces were transformed from unhealthy to healthy places. Such changes are unlikely to have happened at the same time or stage of industrial, economic or infrastructural development in every place, but it has not been established whether there are any key developments which are necessary or sufficient for such transformations to occur. Attempts have been made to link declines in mortality to the introduction of sanitation and water supply, but with mixed success. The roles of housing, street paving, air pollution, and animal keeping in fostering a hostile disease environment have been addressed less often. Municipal governance and institutions have been linked variously to poorer and to better health. How migration contributes to observed mortality rates is also poorly understood: migrants seeking work or a better life are often selected for better health, but may lack immunities to specific urban diseases. Chronic conditions such as tuberculosis may be linked to return or health-seeking migration, and such factors make it hard to disentangle the ways that migration, as other possible influences, might be linked to health outcomes.

    We invite any paper which investigates the transformation of urban health or demographic regimes and we hope to gather a programme which will allow comparisons of a range of places which experienced urban growth of different speeds and characters, or with different disease environments. We welcome papers addressing a wide spectrum of historical eras from the earliest cities up to the present day, and from all continents. We invite contributions from a variety of aspects including: the demographic risks of mortality and ill-health for individuals, groups and places, and the development of institutions and infrastructure and the health environment. Studies focusing on particular components of mortality (e.g. by age or cause) are encouraged as well as those which investigate less easily measured aspects of health. We welcome those who can examine the spatial details of urban health using GIS, and those who aim to shed light on the role of migration.

    Online Submissions:

    The IUSSP Panel on Historical Demography invites researchers to submit online by 30 September 2016 a short 200-word abstract AND an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables) or a full unpublished paper for consideration. To submit an abstract please fill out the online submission form here: ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.

    Both short and detailed abstracts must be submitted in English. The working language of the meeting is English, and presentations and final papers must be in English. The seminar will be limited to about 20 contributed papers. Submission should be made by the author who will attend the seminar. If the paper is co-authored, please include the names of your co-authors in your submission form (in the appropriate order). Applicants will be informed whether their paper is accepted by 1 November 2016. Participants must submit their complete paper by 31 May 2017. 

    In addition to dissemination through posting on the member-restricted portion of the IUSSP website, seminar organizers will explore possibilities for publishing the papers as an edited volume or a special issue of a journal. Papers submitted should be unpublished and, as for a journal or an edited book, authors, by submitting a paper, agree they will not propose it for publication to another editor until the committee makes a decision with regard to its possible publication. Current funding for the seminar is very limited. All participants will need to cover their own travel costs. If available, funding would pay only for meals and accommodation, and would be restricted to IUSSP members in good standing with priority for participants from less wealthy nations. Funding would also be contingent upon submission of a complete paper of acceptable quality by the deadline for papers.

    For further information, please contact Seminar Organizers: Alice Reid (, Diego Ramiro (, and Romola Davenport 


    Date posted: 6/20/2016 | View listing
  • Population Association of America
    April 27, 2017 - 9:00am - April 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Chicago, IL
    September 29, 2016

    For more information about submitting a paper click here.

    Date posted: 9/23/2016 | View listing
  • Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS), Center for Inter-University Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO)
    December 5, 2016 - December 6, 2016
    Montreal, Quebec
    September 1, 2016

    Around the world, the economic conditions of the elderly are changing rapidly. On one hand, we are seeing the new elderly reach retirement with significant financial assets, in particular among households where both spouses have extensive labor market experience. On the other hand, transformations in the workplace imply that employer pension plans are vastly different from what they were in the past, leading retirees to face potentially more risks – and more complex decisions – than they did. Adding to these factors, trends in population health are mixed, some forces indicating that the future elderly will be healthier while others would suggest more years spent in worse health. With governments beginning to feel the heat from these mounting pressures, and societies – including employers offering retirement saving programs – looking to adapt, this conference aims to shed further light on various dimensions of the well-being of the future elderly population.

    Conference organizers are seeking communications that focus on the following dimensions:

    1. Economic conditions of the elderly (e.g. poverty, wealth, income, subjective well-being)
    2. Health and cognitive status of the elderly
    3. Consumption, expenditures and time use of the elderly
    4. Value of insurance against various risks faced at older ages
    5. Informal and formal care for the elderly
    6. Relationship between retiree well-being and earlier economic and life conditions

    In particular, the conference seeks to present applied research that exploits longitudinal data from various countries or that is comparative in nature. Organizers are also interested more generally in quantitative research that helps to better understand the behaviour and well-being of the elderly; such research may be rooted in economics, demography, sociology, epidemiology, or in other social and health disciplines. Organizers are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers for the event: • Axel Börsch-Supan, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy • Arie Kapteyn, Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California Approximately 10 papers will be presented over these two days in a format convenient for feedback and discussions. Take a look at the PDF for more information. Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a complete draft of their paper to David Boisclair (, coordinator of the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, no later than September 1st, 2016. Authors whose paper is accepted for presentation at the conference will have their travel expenses covered by the organizers.

    Date posted: 6/21/2016 | View listing
  • Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research
    January 11, 2017 - January 13, 2017
    San Antonio, TX
    August 31, 2016

    The conference is for demographers, sociologists, economists, planners, marketers, and others working with demographic information in applied settings. Plan to join us for this stimulating and fun meeting in the relaxed setting of a historic city. Student participation is encouraged. Contact Lloyd Potter ( for more information or if you wish to be notified when the call for papers is issued. Details will be available soon at:  Important Dates August 31, 2016: Deadline to submit abstracts online September 30, 2016: Program Committee will send acceptance notices to first authors by the end of September November 15, 2016: Deadline for revisions to abstracts (to be published in conference program) January 11-13, 2017: Provide completed presentations and posters to be displayed on conference website Contact and Author Information Submission Contact The person submitting the abstract will automatically be assigned as the contact person for the submission. The following information is required for the contact person: Full Name, Affiliation/Organization, Email Address, and Phone Number. Author(s) You will be asked to list each author of the paper. When adding/modifying authors please pay particular attention to the author order as they are entered. This is the order in which the authors will appear in our printed and web content. The following information is required for each author: Full Name, Affiliation/Organization, and Email Address.

    Proposal Details

    Title: Proposal Title should not exceed 150 characters. Abstracts: Must be a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 250 words. We recommend that you copy and paste the text of your abstract from a Text Editor (e.g. Notepad, Notepad++, TextEdit) into our submission form. Abstracts are not edited and are published as submitted, so please make sure you proofread your work carefully. Posters: Completed poster size/dimensions: 4 X 6 foot display boards will be provided to mount poster presentations at the conference. An Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file of the presentation should be provided for posting on website. Session Format: Paper: 15-minute Presentation, Discussion Topic, Poster, or Student Poster. Topic Area: Select the Topic Area that best corresponds to your proposal. If your proposal falls under more than one Topic Area you may rank the top three topics in the order that best represents the primary focus of your proposal. Please be aware that the Committee may re-categorize a proposal during the review process if they believe it better corresponds to another Topic Area.

    Aging, Children and Youth, Consumer Markets, Data Collection Methods, Education and Training, Emergency Management, Environment and Natural Resources, Estimates, Family and Household, Fertility, Geovisualization, Government Statistics and Public Policy, Group Quarters, Health Care and Public Health, Housing, Immigration, International Demography, Mortality, National Censuses, Population Change, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Projections, Race and Ethnicity, Redistricting, School Demography, Spatial Analysis, Transportation, Workforce, Other.

    Primary contact will receive a confirmation of submission via e-mail. Modifications may be made to submissions until the end of November 15th, 2016, 11:59 p.m. CST. The Program Committee will send acceptance notices, to the submission contact only, by the end of September. You must login to submit a abstract. 

    Date posted: 3/24/2016 | View listing
  • April 3, 2017 - 9:00am - April 7, 2017 - 9:00pm
    Melbourne, Australia
    August 26, 2016

    The Scientific Committee for the World Congress on Public Health 2017 invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation at WCPH2017. Submissions are sought for a number of different presentation types.

    All abstracts must follow the instructions listed and be submitted online by 26 August 2016. Please note that the closing date for abstract submission will not be extended and abstracts will only be accepted if the author has registered and paid by the presenter registration deadline of 7 December 2016.

    All accepted abstracts will be included within the Congress Proceedings and registered delegates will receive an electronic copy prior to the Congress.

    All enquiries regarding abstracts for WCPH2017 should be emailed to

    Please refer to the website for more details about submission, themes, and presentation types.

    Date posted: 7/19/2016 | View listing
  • American Public Health Association
    October 29, 2016 - 9:00am - November 2, 2016 - 9:00pm
    Denver, CO
    August 5, 2016

    The CHPPD Section invites the submission of late breaker abstracts in community health, health prevention, health policy implementation and/or development or other related fields presenting results of scientific research, program evaluations, policy analysis, and lessons learned from research or practice for APHA 2016. We especially invite abstracts pertaining to this year’s meeting theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health”. 

    All abstracts must be submitted through the APHA website between July 15 and August 5, 2016. Please follow the directions on the website. Abstracts must be 250 words or less with the standard background, methods, results, and discussion sections (do NOT submit an extended abstract). For a full description of the CHPPD Section abstract submission requirements, please review the original call for abstracts.

    Individuals should submit material only if they, or a designee, are committed to presenting the paper or poster and paying the appropriate membership and registration fees at the annual meeting in Denver. Preferences for oral versus poster presentation will be considered, but the program committee will make the final determination. The deadline for late breakers is Friday, August 5, 2016 (It is recommended authors not wait until the last minute to submit abstracts due to potential technical issues). Decisions will be sent to abstract submitters by August 19th. Please direct any questions to the CHPPD Program Chair: Shariece Johnson at

    Date posted: 7/19/2016 | View listing
  • National Social Life, Health & Aging Project
    October 27, 2016 - 9:00am - October 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
    Chicago, Illinois
    August 5, 2016

    Proposals: Brief proposal (1-2 pages) should include: 1) a short statement of the research question and its significance, 2) a list of the NSHAP measures that you will use, and 3) a brief description of your analysis plan. Detailed information on the measures included in Waves 1 and 2 of NSHAP may be downloaded from the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA).

    NSHAP Wave 1:

    NSHAP Wave 2:

    Submit to: Jennifer Hanis-Martin,

    If your paper proposal is accepted, you will receive:

    • Special training by NSHAP staff via video conference on how to obtain and use the data from Waves 1 and 2, to get you up and running quickly
    • A consultation with an NSHAP investigator to discuss your project and offer guidance in preparing your presentation
    • An early beta release of Wave 3 data, currently being collected, prior to the conference
    • Knowledgeable feedback at the conference from NSHAP Investigators and other researchers, as well as an opportunity to ask further questions about the dataset and/or analytic approaches

    Proposals will be reviewed for relevance to issues of aging and health, multi-disciplinary approach, and methodological innovation, and approximately ten will be selected. NORC at the University of Chicago will provide transportation, lodging, and meals for authors to present their findings at the conference (co-authors are welcome to attend, but their transportation and lodging will not be paid for). The conference will begin with lunch on Thursday, October 27, and will conclude with lunch the following day, Friday, October 28.

    Date posted: 7/20/2016 | View listing
  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
    October 11, 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Paris, France
    July 11, 2016

    While the dichotomous sex variable (male/female) is central to all analyses of mortality, fertility and migration, its meaning is complex and rarely discussed. What are demographers talking about when they use the words male and female? Does the sex variable refer to biological characteristics, a perceived identity, membership to a social group? The way in which the sex variable is interpreted is of key importance, given that fertility behaviours and mortality risks are closely linked to both the biological and social conditions of each individual. Yet many demographic indicators are different for males and females (life expectancy at birth, age at first childbirth, etc.). What hypotheses have been put forward to explain sexually differentiated demographic behaviours? To what extent do these explanations incorporate the question of gender relations, i.e. the power relations between men and women, and of gender differences in social status? More generally, how do demographic and quantitative approaches reveal inequalities between men and women?

    The question of sexually differentiated demographic and social behaviours (fertility, mortality, migration, health, education, professional life, etc.) is closely linked to that of gender inequality. One recent publication1 describes social progress regarding gender in France, and the persisting gender inequalities . More women are getting an education and have a stronger presence in the labour force, yet compared with men, they less frequently opt for the most "lucrative" fields in the job market and remain at a disadvantage in terms of salaries and promotions. They still perform the majority of domestic and parenting tasks, and are the main victims of domestic and sexual violence. But demography also provides examples of "reverse inequality", since women have a longer life expectancy than men (though a shorter healthy life expectancy).




    Young researchers (Master's and PhD students, young researchers who defended their PhD after 2009) are invited to present their research findings and explain how gender issues are addressed in their work. The workshop will be organized around the 4 main demographic themes. Contributions with an international comparative dimension are especially welcome.

    • Births, fertility and family

    How have gender equality movements contributed to change in family structures? How is birth control negotiated between partners (contraception, abortion, desired number of children)? What do we know about men’s fertility?

    • Marriage, conjugal life and sexuality

    How do gender norms affect interactions in a couple? How do men and women experience their sexualities at different stages of their relationship (beginning of the relationship, divorce or separation)? Has the diversification of types of couple (unmarried cohabiting couples, non cohabiting couples, etc.) allowed for a greater equality between partners?

    • Migration, mobility and minorities

    How do migration theories take into account the concept of gender? Do men and women have different reasons to migrate, or different ways of migrating? How can research on intersectionality improve our understanding of migration dynamics?

    • Mortality, ageing and health

    Ageing is a major feature of developed countries’ populations, and it implies different challenges for men and women. How can the gap in life expectancy between men and women (biological condition, social behaviours) be explained? What are the living conditions of older men and women (in terms of health, social support, standard of living, etc.)?

    Proposals (between 300 and 500 words, in English or French) should include your name, the name and address of your institution, the title of the paper and keywords. Please send them by email to the address before July 11th, 2016 (format .doc or .pdf). Authors whose papers have been selected will be informed at the end of July and will be invited to send the text of their paper before September 20th.

    Date posted: 6/20/2016 | View listing
  • Cumberland Lodge
    September 26, 2016 - 9:00am - 9:00pm
    Windsor, UK
    July 3, 2016

    Undoubtedly, many of the most pressing challenges of our age relate to changes in human population. Many people believe that the world is overpopulated and that population growth is causing significant social, economic and environmental harm. However, countries with low rates of population growth are struggling to cope with an ageing population and a shrinking workforce. Yet these issues receive little attention from academics, and public debate is often led by unconsidered opinion and ideological divides about the ethics of birth and death. This presents opportunities for interdisciplinary researchers to break new ground and make significant contributions to contemporary policy decisions.

    This colloquium will explore different perspectives on moral issues relating to human population.  Topics covered throughout the day will include: the morality of procreative decision-making, the shifting contours of individual lives, the relationship between human populations and the environment and the effect of demographic changes on human wellbeing. Our goal is to bring together scholars with an interest in these interrelated issues from theoretical and scientific perspectives with practitioners and policy makers, to spark debates and to stimulate collaborations. We hope to draw on a growing body of research on population and ethics in philosophy, demography, political science, anthropology, geography, sociology, ecology and reproductive health. We are seeking to select up to 8 presentations, with a preference for work from early career researchers and postgraduates, that explore the following topics:

    1. The morality of birth: Are procreative decisions moral decisions, and if so what norms and values govern then? How do these decisions interact with wider moral and political debates, or are they essentially private?
    2. The changing shape of society: Shifting age demographics and family structures are altering the structure of our communities. How are these changes affecting the balance of responsibilities between generations and how should societies react?
    3. Human populations and the environment: Are population controls an appropriate response to environmental change, or are consumption, technology and behaviour more important? Is it right to give priority to expanding human populations, when populations of other species are collapsing?
    4. Optimum demographics: Is there such a thing as an optimum population size, and how should this be determined? Are there optimum levels for other demographic features, such as growth rate or age structure, that promote wellbeing and human development?


    In order to maximise the impact of this emerging field of interdisciplinary research, participants will be able to contribute their ideas to a video on population ethics that we will be producing in collaboration with the Westminster think tank Common Vision. Successful applicants will have their registration fee and travel costs provided free of charge.

    To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of 500 words or less outlining the content of your proposed presentation to Deadline for submission: 3rd July 2016 Notification of acceptance: 22nd July 2016

    Date posted: 6/20/2016 | View listing
  • June 1, 2016

    Because it is clear that sex differences in health depend on social, behavioral and environmental context as well as biology, and because societies, behaviors, and environment are changing rapidly around the world, we invite the submission of papers that further our understanding of how and why women and men differ in health outcomes.   

    The desire to focus a journal issue on the Health of Women and Men is timely for a number of reasons.  Recent trends in the health status of American women indicate recent trends are worse than those of peers in other countries, and worse than those for men in the United States. For example, since 1980, U.S. women have lost 1-6 years of life expectancy relative to women in comparably wealthy nations, and 2-3 years of life expectancy relative to American males.  In addition, we have rapidly increasing data resources to study health differentials between women and men and their causes, including change over time and with age.  Comparative analyses of sex differences in international settings as well as studies from individual countries using relatively newly available rich data may lead to better understanding of the biological versus social or environmental factors causing men and women to differ in health. Changes in female/male differentials with age, time or cohort could also lead to increased insight.  

    Our expectation is that papers will be based on empirical analysis.  Papers should also help clarify our understanding of differences between women and men which generally requires a comparative analysis. Papers from multiple disciplines and methodological approaches are welcome.   

    Submit papers for the Special Issue on the Health of Men and Women by June 1, 2016.

    Eileen Crimmins Editor, Biodemography and Social Biology

    Date posted: 11/16/2015 | View listing
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
    September 8, 2016 - September 9, 2016
    Washington, DC
    May 15, 2016

    Researchers are invited to submit either a preliminary paper, an extended abstract (2 pages minimum), or an advanced research proposal to the Tenth Annual Research Conference. Submissions must be sufficiently detailed to allow the steering committee to judge the merits of the research and must include a description of the research objectives, the data and research methods, some preliminary results (unless it is a project in the design stage), and the policy relevance of the research. Policy relevance may be defined as: (1) identifying a problem that needs to be addressed by government; (2) identifying or assessing potential policy/programmatic solutions to social/economic problem; (3) providing new information or techniques that may be used in design of social/economic/health programs. The official language of the research conference is English. For information on how to submit a paper online, visit

    Date posted: 4/8/2016 | View listing
  • Penn State Population Research Institute
    September 19, 2016 - September 21, 2016
    Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
    March 31, 2016

    The conference will feature a mix of keynote panels currently in development as well as panels, posters, and other innovative sessions that we invite you to submit for juried review. The call for proposals and conference abstract submission website can be found here. Conference submission deadline extended from March 15 to March 31st!

    Date posted: 3/24/2016 | View listing
  • Invest in Knowledge (IKI), College of Medicine University of Malawi, University of Pennsylvania, University of Essex, with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
    March 11, 2016 - March 12, 2016
    College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
    February 8, 2016

    Frontiers of Longitudinal Research in Malawi: Informing Health and Family Policies after the Peak of the AIDS Epidemic Conference

    March 11-12, 2016 at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.

    Organized in collaboration of Invest in Knowledge (IKI), College of Medicine University of Malawi, University of Pennsylvania, University of Essex, with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

    After the peak of the AIDS epidemic, Malawi, similar to other countries in the region, is undergoing a profound shift in health, demographic, social and economic patterns. As a consequence, policy makers and researchers need to develop new priorities and strategies to address upcoming new health and social challenges. The conference encourages submissions that highlight the importance of longitudinal data to understand the determinants of past and future health and family patterns in Malawi, and submissions that are of potential importance for policy-makers to develop new policy agendas to address the shifting health and demographic patterns (including for instance research on surviving the epidemic, aging, migration, non-communicable diseases including disabilities and mental health, ART and its consequences, intergenerational transfers, and other topics that are defining the research frontier after the peak of the AIDS epidemic).

    Please email abstracts and any inquiries to

    Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 8, 2016
    Presenters will be notified for the acceptance of their submissions by February 12, 2016.
    Organizing Committee: James Mkandawire (IKI), Victor Mwapasa (COM), Chiwoza Bandawe (COM), Hans-Peter Kohler (University of Pennsylvania) and Adeline Delavande (University of Essex)

    Date posted: 1/28/2016 | View listing
  • April 1, 2015

    The Journal of Marriage and Family invites submissions for its August 2016 special issue celebrating 50 years of the National Longitudinal Surveys. This issue will be guest edited by Elizabeth Cooksey and focus on family research undertaken using any of the NLS datasets: The Young Men’s Survey; the Young Women’s Survey; the Older Men’s Survey; the Mature Women’s Survey; the NLSY79; the NLSY79 Child and/or Young Adult Surveys, and the NLSY97.  We welcome original research utilizing a single NLS dataset or multiple NLS datasets, as well as national or international comparative work where NLS data are employed.  An introduction to the issue will be provided giving background information on each of the NLS datasets used in selected papers so there is no need for authors to provide in-depth information on dataset history or data collection methods used, although explanations of variable choice and sample restrictions should be given.  Papers are due April 1, 2015 for publication in Volume 78 of Journal of Marriage and Family, August 2016. Submissions will undergo a peer review process just as regular submissions to the journal. Complete instructions for preparing and submitting manuscripts online are provided at  In your submission letter, please indicate your desire for the manuscript to be considered for the “Special issue Celebrating 50 Years of the National Longitudinal Surveys”. A $25 processing fee will be collected at the time of submission. If you need further assistance, please contact the editorial office at

    Date posted: 2/13/2015 | View listing
  • June 30, 2015 - July 3, 2015
    The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    February 16, 2015

    We are delighted to announce that the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 30th June to 3rd July 2015. The call for papers is now open. The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th February 2015. We invite papers from all fields of population geography and allied disciplines, especially contributions around the following themes: Spatial demography, Migration and development, Ethnicity and segregation, Migration and the environment, Households and housing, Demography of the life course, Fertility and the family, Towards the end: death and dying, Ageing and morbidity, Indigenous populations, Official statistics, Exploiting big data, Data visualisation and communication, Demographic projections, Applications of demography, and Population health. We also welcome proposals for other sessions and offers to organise or convene sessions. Abstracts for papers and posters should be around 250 words and include the title, authors, affiliations, and contact email, and be sent to For all other aspects of the conference, contact Key dates: Monday 16th February 2015 - Deadline for submitting abstracts; Monday 9th March 2015 – Notification of acceptance.; Monday 16th March – Registration opens.; Monday 4th May – Deadline for Early bird Registration.; Other essential details of the conference including venue, accommodation, and travel will be made available progressively on the Conference website at:

    Date posted: 2/13/2015 | View listing
  • The Department of Sociology at the University of Utah, with assistance from the Department of Sociology at Brigham Young University.
    May 1, 2013
    Date posted: 1/15/2013 | View listing
  • Honolulu, HI
    March 1, 2013
    Date posted: 2/11/2013 | View listing
  • Theory Section of the ASA
    August 9, 2013
    February 15, 2013
    Date posted: 1/15/2013 | View listing
  • NORFACE Research Programme on Migration
    April 10, 2013 - April 13, 2013
    University College London
    December 16, 2012
    Date posted: 10/19/2012 | View listing
  • Spring Meeting of the ISA RC28, University of Trento
    May 16, 2013 - May 18, 2013
    Trento, Italy
    December 15, 2012
    Date posted: 10/8/2012 | View listing
  • October 15, 2012
    Date posted: 7/9/2012 | View listing
  • The Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov)
    September 4, 2012
    Date posted: 7/9/2012 | View listing
  • The Swedish Society of Medicine, in collaboration with The Lancet and Global Health Action
    August 31, 2012
    Date posted: 7/9/2012 | View listing
  • Stony Brook University, The State University of New York Cultural Analysis and Theory Department
    October 13, 2012
    Stony Brook Manhattan
    June 1, 2012
    Date posted: 5/10/2012 | View listing
  • oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy
    August 19, 2012 - August 24, 2012
    Geneva, Switzerland
    May 15, 2012
    Date posted: 4/3/2012 | View listing
  • University of Colorado Population Center
    March 15, 2012
    Date posted: 3/5/2012 | View listing
  • The College of Arts, University of Glasgow
    March 9, 2012
    Date posted: 2/3/2012 | View listing
  • March 1, 2012
    Date posted: 10/3/2011 | View listing
  • December 15, 2011
    Date posted: 9/19/2011 | View listing
  • December 1, 2011

    The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), are partnering with the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) to publish a special issue with the goal to advance research efforts that integrate genetics and the behavioral and social sciences to inform our understanding of human health and development. In order to achieve this goal, we plan to highlight science that exemplifies this integration while also highlighting a fundamental heuristic which is often neglected: social causation is non-linear, time dependent, evolving and varied by scale. In order to provide much needed discourse on the direction forward in this area, we are interested in conceptual papers that directly address issues, challenges, theory, methods, etc. central to conducting research at the intersection of genetics and the behavioral and social sciences. In other words, we are not interested in papers that only report new data, but rather, papers that articulate critical thinking at the vanguard of this area.

    This special issue will be comprised of invited papers, along with several selected papers identified through this open call for abstracts. If you are interested in being a part of this special issue, please submit a brief abstract, less than 250 words, with a proposed title and likely co-authors to describe what you would like to discuss in your contribution. Abstracts will be reviewed and selected authors will be invited to develop their ideas into a full article for inclusion in the special issue.

    To submit: Please send your proposed abstract, title, and co-authors to Abstracts must be received no later than 5pm EST, December 1st, 2011. Notifications will be sent mid to late December, 2011. Individuals invited to participate will be asked to send in a complete draft (or detailed outline) by April 1st, 2012 and then will submit completed manuscripts to AJPH for peer-review by July 1st, 2012. Contact with questions or for additional information.

    Date posted: 11/2/2011 | View listing
  • October 16, 2011
    Date posted: 9/19/2011 | View listing
  • October 15, 2011
    Date posted: 8/1/2011 | View listing
  • September 30, 2011
    Date posted: 8/12/2011 | View listing
  • September 28, 2011
    Date posted: 8/8/2011 | View listing
  • September 23, 2011
    Date posted: 8/1/2011 | View listing
  • September 15, 2011
    Date posted: 8/8/2011 | View listing
  • August 15, 2011

    Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the Etienne van de Walle Prize. The Prize is awarded every other year for the best paper in demography written by a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Submissions for this year's prize are due on August 15, 2011. The prize, including a cash award, will be presented in the Fall of 2011.

    The submission, a paper or a dissertation chapter, should be equivalent to an article suitable for a demography journal, e.g., a length of approximately 30 double-spaced pages, excluding tables, figures, notes, and bibliography. The submission must be a single-authored paper. The paper must have been written after July 2009 while the student was still in a PhD program at Penn. Students from any discipline may submit a paper. All submissions should be sent to Emilio Parrado [], Chair of the Etienne van de Walle 2011 Prize Committee, by August 15, 2011.

    Date posted: 5/5/2011 | View listing
  • Vienna Institute of Demography
    November 30, 2011 - December 1, 2011
    Vienna, Austria
    June 1, 2011
    Date posted: 5/2/2011 | View listing
  • November 16, 2011 - November 18, 2011
    Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    May 20, 2011
    Date posted: 5/5/2011 | View listing
  • December 14, 2011 - December 17, 2011
    Sevilla, Spain
    May 15, 2011
    Date posted: 5/2/2011 | View listing
  • October 20, 2011 - October 21, 2011
    Seoul, South Korea
    January 31, 2011
    Date posted: 1/19/2011 | View listing
  • Hosted by the Institute of Behavioral Science and CU Population Center
    May 31, 2011 - June 1, 2011
    Boulder, CO
    January 15, 2011

    The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry or in some way integrate genetics and the social sciences. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate.

    Date posted: 11/4/2010 | View listing
  • January 1, 2011

    Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting manuscripts for a Supplement on Oral Health for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Oral disease has long been recognized as one of the primary morbidities associated with HIV/AIDS. Good oral health is associated with improved quality of life among individuals living with HIV. The anticipated publication date for this Supplement is January/February 2012.

    Date posted: 11/4/2010 | View listing
  • December 31, 2010

    This is the third annual award competition for research using the IPUMS microdata collection. Papers or publications submitted should utilize IPUMS-USA,CPS or IPUMS-International to study social, economic, and/or demographic processes. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best published work, and Best work by a graduate student, published or unpublished.

    Date posted: 12/2/2010 | View listing
  • Jointly hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex.
    April 13, 2011 - April 16, 2011
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    November 15, 2010

    We would like to encourage submission of papers on all topics relevant to social stratification and mobility research, such as class inequality and mobility, education, labor market, income inequality, social exclusion, social networks, family processes, gender, ethnicity, etc. Papers relevant to the main theme of the conference: Longitudinal approaches to stratification research: International and Comparative Perspectives will be particularly welcome. In addition to regular paper sessions, there will be a poster session, and applicants are invited to submit proposals for this session instead of or in addition to the paper sessions.

    Date posted: 11/4/2010 | View listing
  • Sponsored by The Population & Poverty Research Network
    January 19, 2011 - January 21, 2011
    Marseille, France
    November 12, 2010

    For the first time, the Network has opened its call for papers to the public and welcomes submissions from a diverse set of researchers who are interested in how population policies can influence poverty reduction at the household level and economic growth at the country/state level. Please note that this is an invitation-only event.

    Date posted: 11/4/2010 | View listing
  • Sponsored by The Population Association of America and the University of Colorado Population Center
    June 2, 2010 - June 3, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    May 31, 2010
    Date posted: 5/19/2010 | View listing