Statistics South Africa, on behalf of the Republic of South Africa, will host the 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) in Cape Town, South Africa from October 29 - November 4, 2017. The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern. The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena.
Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labor force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.
PopPov Research Network members are encouraged to submit papers to the Cape Town IUSSP conference. The Hewlett Foundation has offered to provide some travel grants for people involved in sessions related to the PopPov agenda of promoting research on the interaction of population dynamics, reproductive health, and economic development. A process for applying for travel funds will be announced later. The following sessions are of particular relevance to the PopPov agenda:
- 1204. Economics of the family and household, organized by T. Paul Schultz, Yale University
- 1401. Population development, organized by Cassio M. Turra, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
- 1402. Demographic dividends and economic development, organized by Blessing Mberu, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
- 1403. Effects of investments in reproductive health on economic development, organized by Cheikh Seydil Moctar Mbacké, Université de Thiès, Senegal
- 1406. Population and poverty, organized by Murray Leibbrandt, University of Cape Town
To view the full call for papers, visit the 2017 International Population Conference page. The deadline for all submissions is December 15, 2016.