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Call for papers: Popdays 2015
30/09/2014- Call for papers
Call for papers: Popdays 2015
Authors are asked to upload an extended abstract (2-4 pages, in Italian or English) or the full paper and submit the title, the names of coauthors (and their affiliation) and a short abstract (max 200 words). Each contribution to the conference should be submitted to one of the following strands (strand organizers in brackets): -Families and Households (Silvia Meggiolaro) -Health, Mortality, Ageing (Cecilia Tomassini) -Fertility (Arnstein Aassve) -Migration (Salvatore Strozza) -Data and Methods (Antonella Guarneri) -Life Course (Roberto Impicciatore) -Historical Demography (Elisabetta Barbi) -Wellbeing and Inequalities (Annalisa Busetta) -Poster (Giuseppe Gabrielli) Submissions must be made online at the conference website
Childhood Health is a Precious Good
15/07/2014- News
Childhood Health is a Precious Good
Being a healthy child in a financially and socially secure family can translate into more years of active life and fewer years of functional impairment in old age.

Even if you achieve higher levels of education later on in life, this does not cancel out the effects of poor health experienced early on. However, it can make up for the impact of socio-economic disadvantages during childhood. These are results of a study on “Cumulative Childhood Adversity, and Active Life Expectancy among U.S. Adults”. Using the 1998–2008 Health and Retirement Study, it examines multistate life tables for non-Hispanic whites and blacks aged 50–100 years.

According to the authors, Jennifer Karas Montez and Mark D. Hayward, the results also show that “women’s active life expectancy was more heavily anchored to childhood circumstances than was men’s”. The reasons for this gender difference, which has also been pointed out in other studies, remain unclear.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Migration Studies
14/07/2014- News
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Migration Studies
For a special issue on Migration, the Journal of Scholarly Papers of Economics & Sociology (E&S) accepts original and authentic extended papers, which have never been published before or are submitted/under consideration in another means of publication (e.g. another scientific journal, a scientific conference or a working paper, a report, etc.).

E&S uses a double blind review process to ensure quality of the contributions.

Topics of interest for the special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Human Capital Mobility;
• Economics of Migration;
• Migration and Economic Integration;
• Immigration Policy and the Labor Market;
• Eastern Europe Migrants in EU: Outcomes, Potentials and Challenges

Please, sent your original and authentic papers by e-mail to:

The preferred date for submitting papers for special issue is: 20th December 2014.

More information can be found here: Call for Papers_Special Issue of Migration Studies

Awards at the EPC 2014
08/07/2014- News
Awards at the EPC 2014
Alongside the European Population Conference in Budapest, a number of eminent demographers were honoured with awards. The award ceremony took place during the closing ceremony of this year's European Population Conference in the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest on 28 June 2014.

The Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis

This award honours outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in the development and application of the methods of demographic analysis, including mathematical and bio-demography. The 2014 winner is Annette Baudisch (MPIDR). As the laudation stated: “Her research has opened new paths for demographic analysis in mathematical bio-demography. This trailblazing is exemplified by five publications. In them she overturned the canonical belief that senescence is an inevitable outcome of evolution and made a cogent theoretical case that some species might experience constant mortality and fertility with age and other species might experience declining mortality and increasing fertility with age.”

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EAPS Award for Population Studies

Frans Willekens (MPIDR) had the honour of accepting the 2014 EAPS Award. This award honours ground-breaking original contributions to the study of population with far reaching implications for our discipline and our understanding of population dynamics and their consequences. The laudation named Willekens “an inquisitive, open, supportive, creatively pragmatic, unassuming, problem-solving, productive and immensely hospitable scholar, teacher and research administrator. He has made seminal research contributions to multistate modeling including multiregional demography: he has pioneered mathematical models, methods of parameter estimation from incomplete or defective data, and strategies for forecasting.”

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The Dirk J. Van de Kaa Award for Social Demography

This award is given to individual scholars with outstanding achievements in social demography, and the interplay of population dynamics and social change. It is granted every two years during the European Population Conference. This year’s recipient is Arnstein Aassve (Bocconi University).

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Gunther Beyer Award

As a tribute to one of the founding fathers of EAPS, the Council awards a prize for the best paper by a young scholar at each European Population Conference. This year’s winner is Haodong Qi (Andy Kin), one of the most promising Ph.D. students at the Centre for Economic Demography, Lund University.

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EAPS Poster Award

Posters have rapidly developed into a major communication tool for researchers. This year the following researchers received poster awards:

Eva Maria Mera Intriago (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil-Ecuador)
Rafael Costa (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Alessandra Carioli, (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and University of Groningen), Daniel Devolder (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and  Joaquin Recaño Valverde (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Congratulations to all laureates!

Pictures: Domonkos Orbán

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