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.
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:
“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:
Now Accepting Submissions
A call for papers for the IUSSP International Population Conference 2009 in Morocco. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2008.
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.
2008 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute
June 9-11, 2008
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.
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]
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.
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.