Call for Applications: The Impacts and Challenges of Demographic Change

March 15, 2016


This conference is open to PhD students and PhD holders who defended their thesis in the last seven years. Young researchers are invited to submit papers and/or posters on one of the conference themes. Poster submissions are also welcome.


The iPOPs Laboratory of Excellence (Individuals, Populations, Societies) and the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) are organizing an International Young Researchers' Conference on 22 and 23 September at the FIAP Jean Monnet in Paris. It will bring together PhD students, post-doctoral students and young researchers around the topic of population.

The variability of demographic phenomena is a well-acknowledged fact: fertility, mortality and the morphology of migration have evolved at a different pace in different countries of the world, with varying effects on the population age structure. While it is difficult to pinpoint the impact of these variations, the social challenges they pose are immense. They must be understood and measured so that appropriate action can be taken to address these challenges. This international young researchers' conference aims to tackle the new issues raised by demographic transformations in the social environment, and to accompany these increasingly complex changes through demographic, sociological, anthropological, geographical, economic, epidemiological and historical analysis. This call for papers is constructed around three themes that are opened to all disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Theme 1 - The morphology of demographic change
Theme 2 - The social challenges of demographic change
Theme 3 - The environmental impacts of demographic change

The conference will take place in English. Authors should provide a short abstract (400 words max.) and a long abstract in English. The long abstract should be no longer than two pages and include the paper title, the authors' names, their institutional affiliations and their email addresses. The author should describe the main research question, the method used and the results obtained, and provide a short bibliography. He or she should also highlight the innovative aspects of the topic or the approach adopted. Authors may submit no more than one paper as lead author.

The papers will be assessed by a scientific committee on the basis of their relevance to the conference themes, their intellectual rigour and their originality. The authors will be informed of the committee's decision on 15 May 2016


Submissions should be uploaded to the conference platform at: