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

Keynote Speakers:

Family and Demographic Change: Problems and Progress

Professor Judith Seltzer
Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2016 President, Population Association of America
Director, UCLA California Center for Population Research
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Population and Climate Change

Professor Wolfgang Lutz
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
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ISA 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). We welcome participants to submit abstracts that fall under the following themes:

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

Book Launch on Family and Population Changes in Singapore: A Unique Case in Global Family Change, Routledge

This book depicts the evolution of Singapore's family and population landscape in the last half a century, the related public policies, and future challenges. Since the country gained independence in 1965, family and population policies have been integral to her nation-building strategies. The chapters discuss the changes in population compositions, family structures, relations, and values among major ethnic groups. They also discuss policies for vulnerable populations such as female-headed households, cross-cultural families, same-sex partnering, the elderly, and low-income families.

Thursday, 17 May, 10am at Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Book Launch on Family and Population Changes in Singapore: A Unique Case in Global Family Change, Routledge

Important Dates and Deadlines (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 -> Extended to 1 March 2018
  • Registration Deadline for Authors
  • 1 March 2018
  • Final Paper Submission Deadline
  • 30 April 2018 -> Extended to 8 May 2018