Call for Papers and Posters


We warmly invite all researchers and policy makers working in population and related fields to submit an abstract of your recent research for presentation in an oral or poster session.  

The scientific programme of the Conference will be created from abstracts submitted to the Call for Papers by the 15 May 2021 deadline. IPC 2021 is a general population conference, and research in all relevant thematic areas and from a wide range of disciplines is welcome. All abstracts must be submitted online via the IPC2021 submission website selecting one of the conference themes that is closest to the topic of the paper as well as one or more keywords to help assign the abstract to appropriate reviewers. Individuals can submit no more than 2 abstracts.

The Conference Organizers have added COVID-19 and its impact as a cross-cutting theme of the conference. We encourage submissions on any aspect of the pandemic including, for example, measuring its effects and the social and economic disruptions that it has and will create: discrimination and a possible sharpening of inequities, and the differential vulnerability or resilience of specific groups that affect human welfare through population processes. Those submitting abstracts relating to the pandemic may submit to any of the conference themes selecting COVID-19 as a key word.

To help schedule the online sessions, submitters will be asked to indicate the time-zone in which they will be at the time of their presentation. If their paper is selected, they will be expected to make themselves available at a reasonable hour (between 8:00 and 20:00 in their local time) and will have the option to select additional, earlier or later time slots when they are able to present (which will help in creating interregional sessions). 

Submissions must include a short, 200-word abstract and an extended (2-4-page) summary describing the topic including the theoretical focus, data, research methods, and expected findings. All submissions will be reviewed by 2 anonymous experts on the topic area. Theme conveners will select abstracts for inclusion in the programme, based on these reviews and the studies’ relevance/appropriateness for sessions created in the theme.  

Conference Themes and Conveners 

  • Fertility and Childbearing, Wang Feng (University of California, Irvine and Fudan University,)
  • Family Planning and Contraception, Leela Visaria (Gujarat Institute of Development Research)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Ilene Speizer (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Families and Households Albert Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Union Formation and DissolutionDana Hamplová (Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • Health and Morbidity, Nyovani Madise (African Institute for Development Policy-AFIDEP)
  • Mortality and Longevity, Bernardo Lanza Queiroz (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
  • Life CourseAnn Evans (Australian National University)
  • Children and Youth, K.G. Santhya (Population Council-India)
  • Older Adults and Intergenerational Relations, Jane Falkingham (University of Southampton)
  • Gender, Zeba Sathar (Population Council-Islamabad)
  • Culture, Ethnicity, Race, Religion and Language, Alaka Basu (Cornell University)
  • Population Ageing, Bussarawan Puk Teerawichitchainan (National University of Singapore)
  • International Migration, Fernando Lozano, (CRIM-UNAM, Mexico)
  • Migrant Populations and Refugees, Helga De Valk (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute/University of Groningen)
  • Internal Migration, Donatien Beguy (UN-Habitat)
  • Urban Demography, Mark Montgomery (Population Council-USA)
  • Human Capital & Labour Markets, Anne Goujon (Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital)
  • Population and Development and the Demographic Dividend, Latif Dramani (CREG-CREFAT Université de Thies)
  • Economic Demography, David Canning (Harvard University)
  • Historical Demography, Lionel Kesztenbaum (Institut National d’Études Démographiques-INED/Paris School of Economics-PSE)
  • Population and Environment, Susana Beatriz Adamo (CIESIN-Columbia University)
  • Data and Methods, Bruno Schoumaker (Université Catholique de Louvain)
  • Spatial Demography and Human Geography, James Raymer (Australian National University)
  • Population Policy Challenges, Cheikh Mbacke (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Finance Appliquée de Thiès-CREFAT)
  • India DayIndia National Organising Committee






















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