29 October 2017 - 04 November 2017
Cape Town, South Africa

Debating pressing global and regional population issues

World Population Program scientists will present and discuss latest IIASA research at the XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference in South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa © InnaFelker/Shutterstock

Cape Town, South Africa © InnaFelker/Shutterstock

The International Union for the Scientific Study pf Population (IUSSP) organizes the International Population Conference once every four years in a different country, in collaboration with a host country institution. This major international event draws some 2,000 population scholars, policy makers, and government officials from around the world to discuss the latest population research and debate pressing global and regional population issues.

Statistics South Africa will host the 28th International Population Conference of the IUSSP in Cape Town, South Africa at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 29 October to 4 November 2017.

Researchers from IIASA's World Population Program will present and discuss new research in presentations and poster sessions at this important event.

For more information to this conference please visit the event website

IIASA contributions at the IUSSP (status 20 Jul 2017)

Session: (P1) Poster session: Ageing and intergenerational relations

56. The importance of siblings for present and future seniors: the Canadian example • Yann Decarie, Jacques Légaré, Alain Belanger

68. Production and Transfers through Unpaid Work by Age and Gender: A Comparative Analysis of Austria, Italy and Slovenia • Joze Sambt, Marina Zannella, Bernhard Hammer, Alexia Prskawetz

Session: (P5) Poster session: Demographic methods and data

6. How many old people have ever lived? • Gustav Feichtinger, Dalkhat Ediev, Alexia Prskawetz, Miguel Sanchez-Romero

21. Modeling educational attainment in a microsimulation projection model for the EU28 • Guillaume Marois, Patrick SabourinAlain Belanger

23. Bayesian reconstruction of populations by age, sex and level of education • Dilek Yildiz, Guy Abel, Anne Goujon, Guillermo Vinue, Samir K.C., Markus Speringer, Michaela Potancokova, Ramon Bauer

31. SAMPP - An R package for small area multistate population projections • Marcus Wurzer, Samir K.C.Markus Speringer
32. Probabilistic methods for combining internal migration data • Arkadiusz Wisniowski, Dilek Yildiz, Guillermo Vinue, Guy Abel

Session: (P6) Poster session: Education and labour force

5. Education attainment in the 20th century. Using historical data to reconstruct a new global dataset on education • Markus Speringer, Sandra Jurasszovich, Dilek Yildiz, Ramon Bauer, Samir K.C.Anne Goujon

Session: (P7) Poster session: Fertility

70. Less Feet, Less Footprint: The Relationship Between Environmental Concern and Fertility Intentions • Marina Andrijevic, Erich Striessnig

86. More schooling, more kids? Education and changing fertility intention in a low fertility context: The case of Thailand • Thananon Buathong, Raya Muttarak, Erich Striessnig, Maria Rita Testa

Session: (P9) Poster Session: Health, mortality and longevity

34. Integration of maternal postpartum services in maternal and child health services in Kaya health district (Burkina Faso): an intervention time trend analysis • Danielle Yugbare Belemsaga, Anne Goujon, Seni Kouanda, Alima Tougri, Abou Coulibaly, Els Duysburgh, Olivier Degomme, Marleen Temmerman 

70. A spatial panel analysis of the socioeconomic gradient of avoidable hospital admissions • Anna-Theresa Renner, Simone Ghislandi

Session: (P13) Poster session: Migration and urbanisation

33. Simplifying the complex: Alternative measures of bilateral migration • Wei QI, Guy Abel, Raya Muttarak

77. A comparison of bilateral migration counts by time intervals • Guillermo Vinue, Guy Abel

102. Family context of married refuge seeking persons: Who arrived with the partner? Who left children behind? Insights from Syrian and Iraqi persons arriving in Austria in 2015 • Isabella Buber-Ennser, Zakarya AlZalak, Judith Kohlenberger, Bernhard Rengs

Session: (P14) Poster session: Population and development

15. Are the (education) SDGs still unfair to Africa? • Bilal Barakat, Stephanie Bengtsson

Session: (P16) Poster session: Population, consumption and the environment

24. Explaining the Link between Education and Green Behavior in the Philippines: The Role of Knowledge and Climate Change Perception • Roman Hoffmann, Raya Muttarak

Session: (106) Social pensions: Sustainability, implementation and impacts on old and young

2. Inter-Generational Public Transfers in EU-Countries: An Evaluation of Sustainability Using National Transfer Accounts • Bernhard Hammer, Alexia Prskawetz, Robert Gal, Lili Vargha, Tanja Istenic

Session: (501-6) Mortality methods

4. Constrained mortality extrapolation to old age: An empirical assessment • Dalkhat Ediev

Session: (507) Methods using limited, deficient, and defective data

2. Expectation of Life at Old Age: Revisiting Horiuchi-Coale and reconciling with Mitra • Dalkhat Ediev

Session: (509) Projecting populations and demographic components

2. Probabilistic Population Aging • Warren Sanderson, Sergei Scherbov, Patrick Gerland

Session: (601) Education and labour force

1. Impacts of increasing education and immigration level on the skill level of the labour force • Samuel Vézina, Alain Belanger

Session: (704-1) Fertility preferences and associated factors

4. Didn’t plan it but got a baby: Mistimed and unintended births among men and women in six European countries • Zuzanna Brzozowska, Isabella Buber-Ennser, Bernhard Riederer, Michaela Potancokova

Session: (705) Fertility transitions in Africa

1. Exploring the Link Between Structural Adjustment Programs, Educational Discontinuities and Stalled Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa • Endale Kebede, Anne Goujon, Wolfgang Lutz

Session: (708) Public policy and fertility change

3. What difference does education make? Examining the changing relationship between education and cohort fertility during the fertility transition in Thailand, 1970 – 2010 • Thananon Buathong, Wiraporn Pothisiri, Raya Muttarak, Mujaheed Shaikh

Session: (803-1) Gender and later-life transitions 2

4. Gender Inequality in Survival at Older Ages • Warren SandersonSergei Scherbov

Session: (804) Gender differentials in rural-to-urban migration

1. Who is moving? Exploring internal migration by gender and education across 58 countries. • Guy AbelRaya Muttarak

Session: (911-3) Spatial patterns and determinants of child health

3. Child Malnutrition in Uganda: Regional disparities and socio-economic inequalities • Mujaheed Shaikh, Simone Ghislandi

Session: (1001-1) Views of fertility

2. The Mechanics of the Baby Boom. Unveiling the Role of the Epidemiological Transition • Danielle Gauvreau, Patrick Sabourin, Samuel Vézina, Benoît Laplante

Session: (1001-2) Beyond the classical model of demographic transition

1. Cognition Driven Demographic Transition • Wolfgang Lutz

Session: (1301-2) Urbanization Patterns

2. India’s urban perspective. Factors contributing to the present and future urban development. • Markus Speringer, Samir K.C., Marcus Wurzer

Session: (1303) Effects of international migration on origins, destinations and regions

3. The impact of immigration on Europe’s religious landscape • Conrad Hackett, Marcin Stonawski, Phillip Connor, Michaela Potancokova, Guy Abel

Session: (1404) Monitoring development goals

4. A modest proposal for a lean and reliable measure of human development: the Human Life Index. • Simone Ghislandi, Warren Sanderson, Sergei Scherbov

Session: (1502-1) Measuring and Interpreting Social Exclusion: Data and Methods

2. Visibly absent? Indirect estimation of orphan undercount in household survey data • Bilal Barakat, Stephanie Bengtsson

Session: (1601-1) Environmental Change and Migration: Models and Methods

Discussant: Raya Muttarak

Session: (1603) Climate change vulnerability and migration

1. Examining the link between climate, conflict and cross-border migration using Heckman selection with gravity model • Raya Muttarak, Guy Abel, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Michael Brottrager

Session: (1901-1) Policies to enhance the realization of demographic dividend in Africa

2. Investing Early: Building an implementable agenda for Early Childhood Development in Africa within the Sustainable Development Goal framework • Stephanie Bengtsson, Bilal Barakat

Session: () Meeting the challenge of producing skills for a 21st century African labor force

2.The role of education in developing Africa's workforce • Wolfgang Lutz

Session: () Sponsored Research Leader Session: "Our Next World" - Rethinking Demography, organized by the WDA Forum in collaboration with the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactureres and Associations (IFPMA)

2. Assembling the Jigsaw • Wolfgang Lutz

Session: () Sponsored Research Leader Session: Migration into the European Union: Consequences of alternative migration scenarios on future population composition -- by EC-JRC/IIASA Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration (CEPAM)

Chair: Wolfgang Lutz

Discussant: Phil Rees

1. Introduction to the topic • Wolfgang Lutz, Alessandra Zampier

2. Future population ageing and labor force in the EU under alternative scenarios by age, sex, education and labor force participation rates • Elke Loichinger

3. Projecting the impact of immigration on the population composition in the EU-28 countries: a microsimulation model based of the EU-LFS • Alain Belanger, Guillaume MaroisPatrick Sabourin

4. The effect of alternative migration scenarios on the religious composition of Europe’s populations • Marcin Stankovski. Michaela Potancokov

5. Possible effects of climate change as an additional push factor for migration to Europe • Raya Muttarak, Patrick Sakdapolrak

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