17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

Changing demography, changing families

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz is invited keynote speaker at this International Sociological Association conference.

Family with stroller © Volodymyr Baleha | Shutterstock

Family with stroller © Volodymyr Baleha | Shutterstock

The International Sociological Association research committees on Family (RC06) and Population (RC41) will have its first joint meeting in Singapore hosted by the National University of Singapore Centre for Family and Population Research (NUS CFPR). 

Rapid demographic changes on a global scale such as population ageing, increased migration, and fertility decline have resulted in structural and normative shifts in the family system. Conversely, current family types and functioning affect demographic landscapes and trajectories.

This conference seeks to bring together researchers to examine issues surrounding the bilateral relationship between family and demographic changes, factors shaping these changes and consequences of these changes. In addition to this main focus, this conference examines population dynamics and the relationship between population and family with other institutions.

Wolfgang Lutz is invited keynote speaker at this conference. Since 1984 at IIASA, Lutz has worked on family demography, fertility analysis, population projection, and the interaction between population and environment. Together with his colleagues at POP, he has been expanding demographic methods to make them more relevant for the analysis of contemporary global policy challenges. He is an advocate in promoting the crucial role of education for dealing with future challenges.

For more information please visit the event website.

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Last edited: 15 January 2018


Wolfgang Lutz

Program Director

World Population

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Research at IIASA's World Population Program


Lutz W (2019). World Population Trends and the Rise of homo sapiens literata. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-012

Bora J, Saikia N , & Lutz W (2019). Revisiting the causes of fertility decline in Bangladesh: Family planning program or female education? IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-011

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