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IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference

Jun 27


The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty and Inequality aims to produce policy-relevant evidence on the interactions between population dynamics and poverty and inequality. With funding provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the panel will host two international conferences that address the central theme of the Panel.  We also plan to follow up the conferences with sessions and other events at the 2021 International Population Conference. The Panel aims to become the knowledge hub for economic demography research that examines the interactions of population dynamics with poverty and inequality.

Conference Themes

In examining the interaction of population with poverty and inequality, the Panel is interested in the causal impact in both directions: poverty and inequality impacting population dynamics, and population dynamics affecting poverty and inequality. The Panel is particularly interested in low- and middle-income settings. Consideration of population dynamics addresses issues of gender, fertility, reproductive health, age structure, aging, household structure and migration. The Panel is interested in how these population dynamics interact with poverty and inequality, moving beyond the analysis of prevalence of poverty and inequality to probe differential impacts of socio-economic status across the distribution on demographic behavior as well as the consequences of demographic changes for well-being across the distribution. 

Deadlines and Important Dates

  • Call for conference extended abstracts/ papers opens: 17 December 2018
  • Call for conference extended abstracts/ papers closes: 18 February 2019
  • Authors notified of extended abstracts/ papers accepted: 11 March 2019
  • Deadline for making online revisions to papers: 1 June 2019
  • Conference: 27-29 June 2019

Travel Awards

Travel awards will be provided to assist a limited number of conference participants (presenters, discussants, chairs). Priority will be given to those participants traveling from developing countries. Information on travel award applications will be provided to authors of accepted submissions. 

For further information, please contact jfinlay [at] (Jocelyn Finlay) and/or murray.leibbrandt [at] (Murray Leibbrandt).

IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty and Inequality

  • Chairs: Jocelyn E. Finlay (Harvard University, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health) & Murray Leibbrandt (University of Cape Town, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit).
  • Steering committee members: To be finalized.
  • IUSSP Council Liaison: David Lam (University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research)
Event information
27/06/2019 - 29/06/2019
Ann Arbor (Michigan), United States