Organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population Growth and Human Welfare in Africa, in collaboration with the Regional Institute of Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Deadline for submission of abstract: 30 April 2008.
This seminar will draw together evidence on the fertility situation in Africa during the last decade and future prospects for fertility reduction in the next two decades. Papers are invited that address the following:
Organized by the IIUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography in cooperation with the Società Italiana di Demografia Storica (SIDES), the University of Sassari and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI).
Deadline for submission of abstract: 1 October 2007.
At the previous meeting of the Working Group on Late Fertility and its Implications that was held in Paris in collaboration with INED-INSERM, the group examined the possible effects of late parenthood on risks of failure to conceive, for pregnancy outcome, and for the foetus and the newborn. A revised version of the papers has been published as a special issue of the journal Epidemiology and Public Health.
Much of the fertility decline observed across Europe over the last few decades has been attributed to postponement of childbearing to later ages. Many open questions remain: How exactly should postponement be defined and measured? What is its effect on fertility levels? How does it interact with other life course events? What are its bio-medical and socio-economic dimensions? And finally, what are the consequences and should governments intervene with adequate policies?