Singapore | 17-19 May 2018 Venue: Mandarin Orchard Singapore

The International Sociological Association (ISA) research committees on Family (RC06) and Population (RC41) invites researchers to contribute to its 2018 conference to be held in Singapore on May 17-19, 2018. Jointly, RC06 and RC41 aim to encourage family and demographic research of high quality.  The theme of this conference is


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, we welcome papers that examine population dynamics and the relationship between population and family with other institutions.

Papers relevant to these themes are particularly welcome:  

  • Children and youth
  • Non-normative families
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Gender
  • Aging and the life course
  • Formal demography
  • Education
  • Population dynamics
  • Comparative studies
  • Population and environment/development
  • Data and methods
  • State, family and population
  • Historical studies
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Network analysis
  • Labor force
  • Fertility
  • Migration and urbanization
  • Sexuality and reproductive health
  • Social capital
  • Family and household
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Family and work
  • Health and mortality
  • Marriage and union
  • Social safety nets

Submission of abstracts must be in English and made online at the conference website submission page (available from 1 July – 15 November 2017).  

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 November 2017 at 5:00 p.m, Singapore Time (UTC/GMT +8 hours). All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the abstract submission website.

All presenters, chairs and discussants must be registered for the meeting to participate.

Important Timeline (Singapore time is based on UTC/GMT +8 hours, Deadlines are set at 5pm Singapore Time)

  • Conference Dates​
  • 17 - 19 May 2018
  • Abstract Submission Opens
  • 1 July 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 November 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to
  • 15 November 2017
  • Registration Opens
  • 20 December 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance
  • 20 December 2017
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 15 February 2018
  • Registration Deadline for Authors
  • 1 March 2018
  • Regular Registration Deadline
  • 16 March 2018
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline
  • 30 April 2018

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Important Notice

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