Günther Beyer Award for Best Paper by an Early Career Scholar at a European Population Conference
This Award is a tribute to dr. Günther Otto Kurt Beyer (1904-1983), a champion of Europe-wide scientific collaboration in population studies in times when this was neither obvious nor easy. His entire career, lastly as Secretary-General of the European Centre for Population Studies (ECPS), a forerunner of EAPS founded by French demographer Alfred Sauvy in 1953, was dedicated to the promotion of scientific collaboration across borders. The Beyer Award honors the best paper by an early career scholar at a European Population Conference.
Nominations for this Award can be made until two months before the start of a European Population Conference. The current call for nominations closes 15 April 2024.
Rules of Play
- A full, single or multi-authored paper at a European Population Conference for which an early career scholar is first author can be nominated for this award. The early career scholar should have no more than 5 years of experience since her/his PhD at the time of the EPC.
- Candidates may nominate themselves for this award; self-nominations should be supported by at least 3 members of EAPS residing in at least 2 different countries.
- Candidates may also be nominated by a peer and supported by at least 3 members of EAPS residing in at least 2 different countries.
- For multi-authored papers, the individual contribution of the candidate should be outlined in the nomination.
- Candidates should be member of EAPS at the time of their nomination.
- The nominated paper should be accepted for (oral or poster) presentation at the European Population Conference.
- The full paper must be submitted to EAPS at least two months before a European Population Conference.
- Nominations should include the curriculum vitae of the author(s).
- Nominations should be sent to EAPS and will be treated as confidential.
- Nominated papers will be judged by a Jury of EAPS Honorary Presidents.
- Criteria for this award include choice of topic and originality, theoretical foundation, technical competence in analysis and presentation of the data, use of professional literature, structure of the paper and the quality of its text.
- The Günther Beyer Award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of € 400.
Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and Ugofilippo Basellini (Germany), Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, "When do parents bury a child? Quantifying uncertainty
in the parental age at ospring loss", awarded at the European Population Conference 2022 in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Ridhi Kashyap (UK), Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, "Does prenatal sex selection reduce gender gaps in child mortality?", awarded at the European Population Conference 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
Ezgi Berktas (Turkey), Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies, "DOES HOUSEWORK RULE?
Fertility Intentions of Women in Turkey from a Gender Equity Perspective", awarded at the European Population Conference 2016 in Mainz, Germany.
Haodong Qi (Sweden), Centre for Economic Demography, Lund University, “Retirement behavior of the Swedish Notch Babies”, awarded at the European Population Conference 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.
Stefan Öberg (Sweden) The University of Gothenburg, “Socioeconomic differences in height among young men in southern Sweden, 1818-1968”, awarded at the European Population Conference 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field and Felix Elwert (Madison, USA) University of Wisconsin, "Can multi-stage mortality selection explain a mortality deceleration puzzle?", awarded at the European Population Conference 2010 in Vienna, Austria.
Pia S. Schober (United Kingdom); University of Cambridge, "Relationship quality with pre-school children: how paid and domestic work matter to her, him and them", awarded at the European Population Conference 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.
Krzysztof Tymicki (Poland); Warsaw School of Economics, "The correlates of Infant and Childhood Mortality”, awarded at the European Population Conference 2006 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Marc Anton Luy (Germany) Federal Institute for Population Studies (BiB), "Nature or behaviour? An answer to the question of male excess mortality by a comparison of monastic and general population", awarded at the European Population Conference 2003 in Warsaw, Poland.
Marika Jalovaara, (Finland) “Socio-economic status and divorce in first marriages in Finland, 1991–93”, awarded at the European Population Conference 2001 in Helsinki, Finland.
Melinda Mills (Netherlands), “The link between Anthony Giddens social theory and family formation research”, awarded at the European Population Conference 1999 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Pia Mäkelä (Finland) “Contribution of alcohol-related deaths to mortality in Finland".
Andres Vikat (Estonia), “Pre-Union childres as a determinant of futher childbearing insecond and higher order unions in contemporary Sweden”, both awarded at the EAPS Conference 1997.