March 31, 2009

International Seminar on Social and Health Policies for Equity: Approaches and Strategies

Panel on Health Equity and Policy in the Arab World
Call for papers

International Seminar on Social and Health Policies for Equity: Approaches and Strategies

London, United Kingdom, 2-4 November 2009

Organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Health Equity and Policy in the Arab World, the Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo, and University College London

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 July 2009.

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International Seminar on Gender and Empowerment in the 21st Century in Africa

Call for Papers

International Seminar on Gender and Empowerment in the 21st Century in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 August 2009

Organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Gender
and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Deadline for submission of abstract: 15 May 2009.

The International development and policy agenda has galvanized global attention to issues of gender inequality and women’s empowerment through various international policy platforms like the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo and the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. The importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment in achieving national and global development goals is underscored in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), with the third goal (MDG 3) specifically addressing the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A mid-point assessment of global progress on the MDGs noted that “doors are opening slowly for women in the labor market”. However, women still account for over 60% of unpaid family workers (UN DESA, 2007); only 17% of members of single or lower houses of parliament; and more girls than boys remain out of school (UNSD, 2007).

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March 18, 2009

Understanding Inequality in China

The Rackham School of Graduate Studies and Office of the Provost are pleased to invite you to Professor Yu Xie’s Distinguished University Professorship Lecture on April 1, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the Amphitheatre of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Building. The lecture title is Understanding Inequality in China.


Drawing on past research, I advance the following propositions in this talk: (1) inequality in China has been largely mediated by collective agencies, such as locales and work units; (2) traditional Chinese political discourse promoted merit-based inequality, with merit being defined as improving the collective welfare for the masses; and (3) many Chinese people today regard inequality as an inevitable consequence of economic development. Thus, it seems unlikely that social inequality alone would lead to political and social unrest in today's China.

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February 04, 2009

ICPSR: Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data

This is a workshop offered as part of ICPSR's summer workshop program. It gives students an opportunity to learn advanced methods in demographic analysis:

This session is held July 20-Aug 13, 2009

Application deadline is May 4, 2009.

Course flyer

Examples of previous sessions of this historical demography workshops:

Link to summer program site.

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January 30, 2009

Cyberseminar on “Theoretical and Methodological Issues of the Analysis of Population Dynamics and Supply Systems”

Cyberseminar on “Theoretical and Methodological Issues of the Analysis of Population Dynamics and Supply Systems”2-13 February 2009

The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) invites you to participate in this upcoming cyberseminar organized in collaboration with the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) to examine the theoretical and methodological aspects of research into the population-environment nexus. The starting point in this seminar is an interdisciplinary, social-ecological approach to population dynamics which allows structuring the nexus of population, environment and society in theoretically and methodologically novel ways. It focuses on the interactions among demographic changes and supply systems such as water, food, and energy. The approach seeks to be applicable to different population dynamics (e.g. migration, population growth and decline, urbanization, household structures), as well as to different socio-economic and cultural contexts. To read the full description of the seminar, access background papers and sign up to participate in this cyberseminar please go to:

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Joint Summer School of the IUSSP and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)

Joint Summer School of the IUSSP and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) On: Frontiers of Formal Demography

Organizers: Graziella Caselli (IUSSP), Heiner Maier (MPIDR)

Date: 2-10 June 2009 (eight lecture days, Sunday free)

Place: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

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September 23, 2008

Copyright class offered at the University Library

Copyright and Publishing Essentials

Copyright law has a profound impact on the professional lives of university faculty, all of whom are both users and creators of copyrighted material. This session will provide an introduction to copyright questions that most affect scholarly authors, such as: What does copyright protect and for how long? Who owns the copyright? When do you need permission to use other people's works in your writing and teaching? What is involved in transferring rights to others? How can you protect your interests in dealing with journals and publishers? How can you increase the impact of your work by use of Creative Commons licenses or by depositing your work in Deep Blue?

Two sessions scheduled for Fall 2008:

Wednesday, September 28th from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, in the Faculty Exploratory, Hatcher Graduate Library.

Thursday, November 6th from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, in the Faculty Exploratory, Hatcher Graduate Library.

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July 31, 2008

Call for Papers

IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography
Call for papers

International Seminar on
Demographic Responses to Sudden Economic and Environmental Change

Kashiwa, Chiba, JAPAN
21-23 May 2009

This seminar will examine the effects of sudden or unexpected economic and environmental change on the demographic behavior of individuals and families. Such changes may be social, political, or economic in origin, stemming for example from financial crises, food price fluctuations, harvest failure, regime change, or war. Alternatively they may be associated with natural disasters, stemming from tsunami, flooding, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Responses differ because while some changes were very rare and almost impossible to prepare for, others were common enough to plan for. We invite papers that examine how community, household, family and individual characteristics conditioned the effects of sudden external changes and led to demographic responses that varied not only across regions or communities, but within them as well.

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July 21, 2008

NCHS Data Users Conference 2008

Registration is open for the NCHS Data Users Conference to be held August 11-13, 2008 in Washington, DC. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required:

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Penn State's 16th Annual Symposium on Family Issues

"Development of Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families" Challenges and Prospects" is the topic of Penn State's Symposium on Family Issues. The conference will be held October 23-24, 2008.

Information and registration information below:


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July 07, 2008

Call for Papers - 26th Annual IUSSP International Population Conference

Now Accepting Submissions

A call for papers for the IUSSP International Population Conference 2009 in Morocco. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2008.

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April 10, 2008

Public lecture, U-M Center for Global Health

Albrecht Jahn, Ph.D., will discuss "Safe Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Test Case for Global Health," Monday, April 14, 2008, 4pm - 5pm, 1655 Crossroads Building, School of Public Health I, 109 S. Observatory St.

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April 03, 2008

2008 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute

2008 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute

June 9-11, 2008
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

The institute is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to state-of-the-art methods for integrating biomarkers into population-based, social science research, covering technical as well as conceptual issues associated with biological measurement in naturalistic settings.

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March 19, 2008

Summer seminars and workshops

Stanford Workshop in Formal Demography in Stanford, CA; May 1 – 4, 2008.

Workshops in Advanced Spatial Analysis June and July 2008.

Environmental Demography in Boulder, CO; July 16-18, 2008.

ICPSR Summer Program 2008

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March 10, 2008

Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Program for Population Scientists

The Population Research Institute (The Pennsylvania State University, State College) and the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (University of California, Santa Barbara) are pleased to announce a series of 5-day Advanced Spatial Analysis Workshops scheduled for the summers of 2008 through 2011, subject to funding.

The workshop at Penn State will be held June 1-7 and will focus on geographically weighted regression. The Santa Barbara based workshop will be held July 14-18 and will focus on spatial pattern analysis.

The application period closes on March 31, 2008.
[The application period has been extended to April 7, 2008]

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March 04, 2008

Call for Papers from 2008 National Research Conference on the National Survey of Family Growth

2008 National Research Conference on the National Survey of Family Growth
Dates: October 16-17, 2008
Sponsor: National Center for Health Statistics
Description: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) announces the 2008 Research Conference on the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) and issues this Call for Papers. Papers or extended abstracts (3 or more pages) should be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF or Word format). Guidelines and submission instructions are available at website.

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February 28, 2008

British Society of Population Studies Call for Papers

The 2008 BSPS Conference will be held at Hulme Hall, the University of Manchester, from 10-12 September 2008

Deadline for abstracts of papers is Thursday 1 May 2008.

more information

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