JOINT CONFERENCE FOR RC06 (FAMILY) & RC41 (POPULATION)

INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (ISA)

CHANGING DEMOGRAPHY logo CHANGING FAMILIES

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

PROGRAM OUTLINE (Updated on 15 May 2018)

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 (Day 1)
*Venue will be in Main Tower of Mandarin Orchard Singapore unless specified otherwise

Time Details Venue
08.00 - 08.40 Registration / Coffee and Tea L6, Ballroom Foyer
08:40 - 09.00 Opening and Welcome by Host Institution
Professor Wei-Jun Jean Yeung
Director, Centre for Family and Population Research
Provost’s Chair Professor, Department of Sociology
Research Leader, Asia Research Institute,
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
National University of Singapore

Professor Noah Lim, Global Asia Institute,
National University of Singapore

Welcome from RC06 President,
Professor Yi Chin-Chun, Academia Sinica

Welcome from RC41 Representative,
Professor Emeritus Ofra Anson,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
L6, Ballroom 1
09.00 - 09.40 ​Keynote Speech by Professsor Judith Seltzer
Family and Demographic Change: Problems and Progress

Department of Sociology, University of
California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

2016 President, Population Association of America
Director, UCLA California Center for Population Research
L6, Ballroom 1
09.40 – 10.00 Coffee Break L6, Ballroom 2
10.00 – 11.20 Parallel sessions

1.1 Global Family Change
1.2 Agency, Cohorts and Life Course

1.3 Society, Family, and Female Labor Force Participation

1.4 Family Structure and Wellbeing
1.5 Wellbeing of Migrants
1.6 Sexuality and Reproductive Health (I)
1.7 Singapore Family & Population Changes: Book Launch (I)

 

L6, Ballroom 1
L8, Meeting Suites
801
Orchard Wing - L6, Meeting Suite 607
803
804
805
802
11.20 -11.30 Moving to break-out rooms
11.30 - 12.50 Parallel sessions

2.1 Social Capital: Diverse Causes and Externalities
2.2 Poverty and Inequality

2.3 Fertility and Public Policy

2.4 Migration and Gender
2.5 Labor Force
2.6 Health, Wellbeing and Aging
2.7 Singapore Family & Population Changes: Book Launch (II)

 

L6, Ballroom 1
L8, Meeting Suites
801
Orchard Wing - L6,
Meeting Suite 607
803
804
805
802
12.50 - 13.50 Lunch L6, Ballroom 2
13.50 - 15.10 Parallel sessions

3.1 Longitudinal Surveys on Family
3.2 Migration and Child Wellbeing

3.3 Fertility Trends and Family
3.4 Marriage in Transition
3.5 Migration Perspectives
3.6 Transition to Adulthood (I)

 

L6, Ballroom 1
L8, Meeting Suites
801
802
803
804
805
15.10 – 15.40 Coffee Break L6, Ballroom 2
15.40 - 17.00 Parallel sessions

4.1 Marriage Markets
4.2 Education (I)

4.3 Sex Preference and Gender Issues
4.4 Social Engagement and Caregiving in Older Age
4.5 Ethnic Minorities in Asia-Pacific
4.6 Transition to Adulthood (II)

 

L6, Ballroom 1
L8, Meeting Suites
801
802
803
804
805
19.00 Conference Dinner L6, Ballroom 1

Friday, 18 May 2018 (Day 2)
*Venue will be in Main Tower of Mandarin Orchard Singapore unless specified otherwise

Time Details Venue
08.00 - 08.35 Registration / Coffee and Tea L6, Ballroom Foyer
08.35 - 09.15 Keynote Speech by Professor Wolfgang Lutz
Population and Climate Change
Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography
and Global Human Capital
Director, World Population Program,

International Institute for Applied Systems
Analysis (IIASA)
Director, Vienna Institute of Demography
Professor for Social and Economic Statistics,
Vienna University of Economics and Business
L6, Ballroom 1
09.15 – 09.45​ Coffee Break L6, Ballroom 2
09.45 – 11.05 Parallel sessions

5.1 Changing Family Structures, Caregiving and
Family Support in Later Life

5.2 Child Care and Family Dynamics

5.3 Work, Family Relations, and Public Policy
5.4 Migration and Development
5.5 Non-normative Families (I)
5.6 Transition to Adulthood (III)

 

L6, Ballroom 1

L8, Meeting Suites
801
802
803
804
805
11.05 – 11.15 Moving to break-out rooms
11.15 – 12.35 Parallel sessions

6.1 Women's Employment and Family Life in Asia
6.2 Union Dissolution and Remarriage (I)

6.3 Physical Functions and Cognitive Function in Later Life
6.4 Marriage Trends (I)
6.5 Non-normative Families (II)
6.6 New Dynamics and New Data for Families in Shanghai

 

L6, Ballroom 1
L8, Meeting Suites
801
802
803
804
805
12.35 - 13.35 Lunch L6, Ballroom 2
13.35 - 14.55 Parallel sessions

7.1 Population Dynamics and Forecasts
7.2 Education (II)

7.3 Family Life and Inequality
7.4 Union Dissolution and Remarriage (II)
7.5 Coping with Retirement
7.6 State, Family & Population (I)
 

L6, Ballroom 1
L8, Meeting Suites
801
802
803
804
805
14.55 – 15.25 Coffee Break
Meet the Editors Session for Asian Population Studies
L6, Ballroom 2
Routledge Booth
15.25 – 16.40 Parallel sessions

8.1 Child Care and Child Development
8.2 Intergenerational Dynamics

8.3 Health and Family
8.4 Marriage Trends (II)
8.5 Aging and Beyond
8.6 Data and Methods
 

L6, Ballroom 1
L8, Meeting Suites
801
802
803
804
805
End of Day 2

Saturday, 19 May 2018 (Day 3)
*Venue will be in Main Tower of Mandarin Orchard Singapore unless specified otherwise

Time Details Venue
08.00 - 08.30 Registration / Coffee and Tea L6, Ballroom Foyer
08.30 - 09.50 Parallel sessions

9.1 Time Use and Quality of Life
9.2 Gender and Child Development

9.3 Historical Demography
9.4 Marriage and Family Life
9.5 Sexuality and Reproductive Health (II)
9.6 State, Family and Population (II)
 

L6, Ballroom 1
L8, Meeting Suites
801
802
803
804
805
09.50 – 10.20​ Coffee Break L6, Ballroom 2
10.20 – 12.00 Plenary Session on Family Changes in Asia
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Emeritus Ofra Anson,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Professor Gavin Jones,
Australian National University
Professor Wei-Jun Jean Yeung,
National University of Singapore 
L6, Ballroom 1
12.00 – 12.30 Farewell Tea & Closing of the Conference
L6, Ballroom 1