• 6 May 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Deadline for submissions: 3 June 2019
    Conference dates: 12–13 September 2019
    Application Portal

    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Science Foundation, announces a call for papers for the 2019 PSID Annual User Conference.

    The conference welcomes submissions on any topic, from researchers in any field, that use data from PSID or its supplements—the Child Development Supplement, the Transition into Adulthood Supplement, the Disability and Use of Time Supplement, the Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study, or the Wellbeing and Daily Life Supplement.

    The submission deadline is 3 June 2019. A total of 20 to 25 papers will be accepted for the conference, either for presentation or as posters. The conference will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 12–13 September 2019. Travel and lodging expenses will be available for one author per accepted paper. Meals will be provided to all conference participants.

    See the complete call for papers here. The application portal is available here. Visit for more information about the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.

  • 18 Apr 2019 12:09 PM | Anonymous



    Deadline: July 1, 2019 

    Population Research and Policy Review (PRPR) welcomes proposals for its Special Issue 2020. PRPR intends to publish one Special Issue (SI) each year. This SI will include around five empirical papers together with an introductory editorial that provides a more overarching (theoretical) synthesis of the individual contributions.

    Submission of proposals

    The proposal for the SI should be made by the expected guest editor(s) and submitted to the editors-in-chief of PRPR (Kara Joyner   and Corey The proposal must include:

    • the title of the special issue
    • the names and affiliations of the guest editor(s)
    • the names and affiliations of the contributing authors
    • a one page summary of the theme, overarching aim, timeliness and innovativeness of the SI for publication in PRPR. It should be shown that the different papers fit together as a coherent SI.
    • all titles and (half page) abstracts of the SI paper contributions

    Procedure and responsibilities of the guest editor

    The SI proposals will be evaluated by the editorial team of PRPR. If the proposal is selected, the process of evaluating the contributions will follow the regular review procedure of PRPR while the guest editor(s) will take the responsibility of editor(s) of the SI manuscripts. Depending on number and quality of the SI proposals that are submitted in this call, the editorial team may decide to accept one proposal (for the 2020 SI), and up to two more for the two sequential years to come. However, in case the editorial team judges that none of the proposals meet the quality standards of the journal, it can also be decided that none of the suggested proposals will be accepted for further development and production.

    Once the editorial team of PRPR approves the proposal, the guest editor(s) will be informed of the time line for the production process. The guest editor(s) will from then on be the primary contact person(s) for the contributors to the SI and should inform them about deadlines for submission and further procedures. The full papers for the SI should be uploaded in Editorial Manager (the online submission system) and handled from there by the guest editor(s) who is(are) expected to manage the review process. The editorial office of PRPR will assist if needed.

    Each paper for the SI will be evaluated by three anonymous reviewers. The guest editorial will not be sent out to external reviewers, but will be evaluated by the editorial team of PRPR. After the reviewers’ reports have been received, the guest editor(s) decide(s) on the manuscript and inform(s) the authors as well as sets the deadlines for the revised papers to be received. It may occur that one or more of the papers is rejected based on reviewer reports. At this stage the editors-in-chief will be informed about the outcome and, if necessary, make a joint decision on how to proceed. The guest editor is responsible for ensuring that all papers are of sufficiently high quality and form a coherent set of papers for the SI.

    If you have any further queries, please contact PRPR editors-in-chief Kara Joyner and Corey Sparks.

    (Kara Joyner   and Corey

  • 15 Feb 2019 1:59 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking employees with a wide range of skills to help carry out and then evaluate the results of the 2020 Decennial Census, and to serve in other critical positions. The census is the foremost source of information on the U.S. population and is the basis for political representation and for how tax dollars are allocated over the following decade. Along with a broad range of social and economic surveys, the Census Bureau also produces the nation’s official population estimates and is responsible for international work around the globe.

    We are looking for qualified U.S. citizens with backgrounds in demography, sociology, mathematics, statistics, or related fields. Experience with demographic analysis, population estimates and projections, survey research, and quantitative data analysis of large data sets is a plus. Candidates should have good communication skills and be able to work as part of a team. 

    Successful candidates may be hired at the GS 7 to GS 14 levels. See for salary information for the Washington, D.C. metro area. The jobs are located in Suitland, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. that is accessible by mass transit (the use of which is subsidized for Census employees).

    Those interested in the Decennial Census and other positions should apply at Several job postings are planned for entry-level and more advanced positions. Please create a saved search in USAJobs on the word “Census” to receive an email the day following the announcement’s appearance.  The following job postings are currently available and can be applied to now.










    The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau are Equal Opportunity Employers.  Contact David Zaslow ( for further information.  Please share this announcement with other interested individuals and groups.

  • 15 Feb 2019 1:45 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)
    The Fifth Annual Berkeley Formal Demography Workshop - Special Emphasis Topic: Migration

    To be held Monday-Friday, June 3-7, 2019 at the University of California campus.  Join us for an educational program designed to train the next generation of population researchers in the methods in formal demography. This week-long program, with funding by NICHD R25HD083136 at Berkeley consists of three days of hands-on training followed by two days of research presentations by invited faculty.  The workshop is targeted to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors and other early career researchers.  We are particularly interested in supporting underrepresented minorities.  Those studying aspects of migration, health disparities, economics, sociology and/or public health will particularly benefit, but those with other interests should also apply.  Financial Support: Trainees’ expenses for materials, lodging and meals will be covered.  Need-based support for travel is available.  We regret that we cannot cover travel from outside the United States.

    DEADLINE:  March 1, 2019. Application materials and more information about the program and formal demography can be found on the Workshop website:  For more information, contact Dr. Leora Lawton, Executive Director, Berkeley Population Center, at, or 510-643-1270.  

    ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL DEMOGRAPHY - UCB Population Science | University of California, Berkeley

    The Fourth Annual Workshop on Formal Demography took place on June 4-8, 2018, here at the UC Berkeley Campus. Funded by NICHD R25HD083136 and co-sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) and the Berkeley Population Center, this annual workshop consists of two parts.

  • 24 Jan 2019 11:08 PM | Gerald Shoultz (Administrator)

    From Rebecca Clark at NIH/NICHD:

    The NICHD is trying to fill on short notice a demography position for a Program Official in the Population Dynamics Branch. This job announcement closes on Thursday, January 31, 2019, one week from this posting date!  Information about the position and relevant links can be found at Jobs at NICHD, ; click on the "Population Dynamics Branch (PDB), DER" link to find the following.


    NICHD Division of Extramural Research, Population Dynamics Branch

    PDB supports research, research training, and data collection in demography, reproductive health, and population health, with an emphasis on research based on population-representative samples. In demography, the branch supports research on the scientific study of human populations, including fertility, mortality and morbidity, migration, population distribution, nuptiality, family demography, population growth and decline, and the causes and consequences of demographic change. In reproductive health, the branch supports behavioral and social science research on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, family planning, and infertility. In population health, the branch supports data collection and research on human health, productivity, behavior, and development at the population level, using such methods as inferential statistics, natural experiments, policy experiments, statistical modeling, and gene/environment interaction studies using non-truncated measures of environmental exposure.

    The candidate should have successfully completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in an academic field of the health or related sciences (e.g., demography, economics, or population geography) allied to health or health-related research. Background in demography, the social determinants of health, analysis of longitudinal cohorts, and the collection and analysis of population representative samples also would be a plus.

    NICHD is using multiple announcements to fill this position: The first two links are the global recruitment program announcements; the last two links are the social and behavioral scientist announcements. Please note the links differ if you are a federal employee. This is not a supervisory position. 

    • Health Scientist Administrator (NIH-GR-DE-19-10394059). Open to the public. Link:  
    • Health Scientist Administrator (NIH-GR-MP-19-10394135). Merit Promotion for federal employees and other status applicants.  Link:
    • Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (NIH-SR-DE-19-10397223). Open to the Public.  Link:
    • Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (NIH-SR-MP-19-10397297). Merit Promotion for federal employees and other status applicants. Link:

    Closing Thursday, January 31, 2019.

  • 22 Jan 2019 1:28 PM | Gerald Shoultz (Administrator)

    Community Data Platforms believes communities get smarter and stronger by using evidence-based decision-making. CDP supports this mission by building data platforms in communities across the country to help leaders and decision-makers answer their Pressing Questions.  Their website can be found at .

    They are looking for a part-time GIS programmer. The link to the job posting is at .

  • 14 Nov 2018 5:44 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Here is the Fall 2018 edition of SDA's newsletter, Southern Demographic News! Fall 2018 SDA Newsletter

    Newsletter contributions are always welcome! Please send any to

  • 7 Nov 2018 6:34 PM | Gerald Shoultz (Administrator)

    Community Data Platforms is a growing collaboration of data scientists, demographers, data visualizers and writers, who help local leaders across the country make evidence-based decisions. Their website is located at

    Community Data Platforms is currently hiring a Data Scientist/Demographer and a Technical Project Manager.  Job descriptions can be obtained at

  • 16 Oct 2018 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    The Second Biennial Population and Public Policy Conference will take place Feb. 8-9, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Click here for flyer.)

    Speakers will include Dr. Douglas Massey, author of Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times; and Timothy P. Olson, the U.S. Census Bureau’s associate director for field operations. Dr. Massey’s talk is titled “Doubling Down on a Bad Bet: Immigration Policy Before and After Trump.”

    A number of abstracts have already been submitted, and you are encouraged to submit yours. We invite abstracts on panels, papers and posters.

    Some potential subjects for the conference are:

    • Business Demography
    • Children and Youth
    • Data Visualization 
    • Development, Environment and Sustainability
    • Disaster, Demography and Management
    • Disparities in Health and Aging
    • Domestic Migration
    • Education
    • Fertility
    • Health Care and Public Health
    • Historical Demography
    • Housing
    • International Migration
    • Mortality
    • Population Change
    • Poverty and Socioeconomic Status
    • Redistricting
    • School Demography
    • Spatial Analysis
    • Urbanization and Globalization

    Abstracts and early registrations are due on October 31. You can learn more about the conference, including how to submit an abstract, at

    Students have the opportunity to earn $500, with the Jasso Student Paper Award.

    We hope to see you in February.

  • 16 Oct 2018 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    Soon it will be time to celebrate 50 years of Nordic cooperation in the field of demography!

    The 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium will be held on June 13-15, 2019 in Reykjavík. The symposium brings together researchers, students, and other experts in population studies from the Nordic region.

    The main theme of the NDS 2019 is the past 50 years of innovative research in Nordic demography. The sessions will include presentations from all main areas of demographic research (themes to be announced). 

    The meeting will be held in the conference hall Harpa in the center of Reykjavík.

    The symposium is organized by the Swedish Demographic Association and Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA), in collaboration with the newly founded Icelandic Demographic Association and the University of Iceland.

    Further information, including call for papers, submission procedure, practical info, social events information etc. will be distributed soon and we encourage you to save the date.

    Click here for more information.

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