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Sociology of Population

Section on Population News and Announcements Archive (2013)


2013-12 - Annual Meeting Submission Site Now Open

The ASA Annual Meeting submission site is now open. The Pop Section has five sessions this year. The deadline for submission is January 8 at 3:00 PM EST. Please consider submitting to one of these exciting sessions:

1) Demographic Consequences of Economic Crises (Organizer: Shannon Monnat)

Economic crises, including the US Great Recession, have led to major demographic changes in the US and across the world. Papers in this session describe and analyze the demographic consequences of economic crises, including population growth and decline; shifts in employment, educational attainment, poverty, and safety net use; housing market dynamics; family structure; and health and well-being.

2) Economic Inequality and Population Health (Organizer: Irma Elo)

The theme covers both cross-national and within country differences in health and mortality. We encourage papers that focus on either developed or developing countries.

3) Immigrant Integration (Organizer: Loretta E. Bass)

This session engages the 2014 ASA Meeting's general theme, economic inequality, with a focus on immigrant integration. One goal of this session is to expand what is known based on North American experiences to a global perspective, providing new insights into how social institutions shape these processes. Papers examining immigrant integration and its relationship to inequality across the globe are encouraged.

4) The Demography of Family Inequality (Organizer: Paula Fomby)

Demographic processes including childbearing, union formation and dissolution, residential mobility and labor migration, morbidity, and mortality shape inequalities in the distribution of resources within and between families in the United States and internationally. This session considers how the timing and context of demographic events and statuses influence family structure and family process to contribute to child and adult status attainment and well-being.

5) Section on Sociology of Population Roundtables (Organizer: Kelly Raley)

2013-12 - 6th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

6th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights Eliminating Women and Girls Sexual and Reproductive Health Vulnerabilities in Africa. February 3-7, 2014, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Deadline of submission of abstract on 13th December 2013. For more information: http://www.africasexuality.org/#nav-abstracts   :


2013-11 - Call for Papers – Penn State Stratification Conference

“Residential Inequality in American Neighborhoods and Communities.” Nittany Lion Inn, September 12-14, 2014.

Penn State is hosting a small conference that highlights how stratification intersects with the residential landscape of the United States.  Approximately 15 innovative papers are sought for sessions on the interrelated phenomena of segregation, housing and neighborhood attainment, residential mobility, and community change.  Contributions may be theoretical, empirical, or policy-oriented and can focus on trends or current circumstances.  We also welcome research representing a variety of methodological styles and set in contexts ranging from metropolitan to rural.  The conference format will provide ample opportunities for interaction among attendees.

Scholars interested in presenting their work should email a 2-page abstract or completed paper to psustratcon@psu.edu by January 31, 2014.  Acceptance decisions will be made no later than February 15.  Please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/about/psu-stratcon for additional details about the conference, which is being organized by Glenn Firebaugh, John Iceland, Barrett Lee, and Stephen Matthews.

2013-11 - IPUMS Research Award

This is the sixth annual award competition for research using the IPUMS microdata collection. Papers or publications submitted should utilize IPUMS-USA, IPUMS-CPS, IPUMS-International or IHIS data to study social, economic, and/or demographic processes. Cash prizes will be awarded for:

Best published work

Best work by a graduate student, published or unpublished

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014. To submit your work, go to: https://www.pop.umn.edu/data-user-resources/award.

2013-11 - New IPUMS and other Minnesota Population Center Data

The IPUMS-CPS project released data from the Education, Fertility, Food Security, Tobacco Use, Veterans, Volunteer and Voter Supplements. Data from the 2013 CPS Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) are also available. The Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS) added data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. The American Time Use Survey Extract Builder (ATUS-X) added 2012 ATUS data.


2013-10 - Nominations Needed for ASA’s Major Awards

From now until January 31, 2014, ASA is accepting nominations for its nine major awards. Each August the American Sociological Association proudly presents awards to individuals and groups deserving of recognition.  ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following ASA awards. The deadline for nominations is provided with each award criteria. Award selection committees, appointed by ASA Council, are constituted to review nominations. These awards are presented at the ASA Annual Meeting each August.

Distinguished Book ASA  Major Award

Dissertation ASA Major Award

Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues ASA Major Award

Jessie Bernard ASA Major Award

Cox-Johnson-Frazier ASA Major Award

Award for the Public Understanding of Sociology ASA Major Award

Distinguished Career ASA Major Award for the Practice of Sociology

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching ASA Major Award

W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award

Any questions or concerns should be sent to Governance at governance@asanet.org. It would be great to see some ASA Population Section members represented in these awards!

2013-10 - 8th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography

De-mystifying the Hispanic paradox: Toward a better understanding of health and mortality patterns among Mexican Origin adults in the United States. By Robert A. Hummer, Ph.D.,Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin

There continues to be substantial interest and debate regarding the relatively favorable health and mortality patterns of the Mexican Origin population in the United States. Dr. Hummer takes a fresh look at the older adult health and mortality patterns of the Mexican Origin population of the United States and makes comparisons with the health and mortality patterns of similarly-aged individuals in Mexico. Plan to attend the presentation at Penn State’s 8th annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography, November 14. Dr. Irma Elo, Professor of Sociology at University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Patricia Miranda, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography at Penn State will act as discussants. For more information and to register for the free conference, visit http://www.pop.psu.edu/events/2013/djl/2013-deJong-lecture/view The Lecture is sponsored by the Caroline M. and Gordon F. De Jong Lectureship in Social Demography Endowment and Department of Sociology and Population Research Institute at Penn State.

2013-10 - Request for Nominations: 2014 Section on Population Awards

Please visit the Awards Page for complete information about the ASA Section on Population's annual awards, which are currently open for nominations. Information for submitting nominations can be found on this page as well.

2013-10 - Call for Papers and Applications: Perspectives on Time Use in the U.S.

Time is arguably the most valuable resource available to the human population. It is, therefore, important to understand why individuals allocate their time in the way they do and the consequences of those time use decisions. This conference, to be held June 23-24 at the University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center, will give members of the growing U.S. time use research community the opportunity to interact with one another and share ideas. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for papers that address any question related to the collection or analysis of time use data. Although submissions on any time use topic are appropriate, papers that make use of data from the ATUS or American Heritage Time Use Data are especially encouraged.  The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is January 15, 2014. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by February 14, 2014.

Immediately following the conference there will be a three-day training workshop for researchers new to the ATUS data entitled "ATUS Workshop 2014," on June 25-26-27. The deadline for submission of applications to the Workshop is March 1, 2014 and workshop applicants will be notified by March 15.  These two events are designed to provide a comprehensive view of the state of research in the field and provide junior scholars or those just entering the time use arena with essential tools.  Detailed information is contained in the call for papers and call for applications documents, which you can access using the link below.

http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/research/sponsored-events/timeuse-2014

For more information, contact Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland, hofferth@umd.edu.

2013-10 - Call for Papers: The 3rd Ruppin International Conference on Immigration and Social Integration

Submissions due by November 30, 2013 (see the full announcement here).

2013-10 - Congratulations

Frances Goldscheider, Professor Emerita Brown University, was awarded an honorary doctor degree from the University of Stockholm in recognition of her contribution to social science research and her lengthy collaboration with that institution. She is one of three social scientists thus honored. Stockholm University noted that, 'Her research in demography, with a gender based perspective, has focused on family issues such as family formation and dissolution, childbearing and parenting as well as structural factors and new family roles. Her scientific production is extensive, comprising several key books for the demography discipline. For many years, Goldscheider has collaborated with researchers at Stockholm University in several research projects, resulting in recurring periods as a visiting researcher at the University.'


2013-09 - Section on Population Sessions and Roundtables at the 2014 ASAs in San Francisco

The Population Section will have four paper sessions plus a roundtable session at the 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The four paper sessions, all open, are described below. Please keep an eye out for the call for papers.

1.) “Demographic Consequences of Economic Crises” organized by Shannon Monnat at Penn State University

Economic crises, including the US Great Recession, have led to major demographic changes in the US and across the world. Papers in this session should describe and analyze the demographic consequences of economic crises, including population growth and decline; shifts in employment, educational attainment, poverty, and safety net use; housing market dynamics; family structure; and health and well-being.

2.)“Immigrant Integration” organized by Loretta E Bass at the University of Oklahoma

This session engages the 2014 ASA Meeting's general theme, economic inequality, with a focus on immigrant integration. One goal of this session is to expand what is known based on North American experiences to a global perspective, providing new insights into how social institutions shape these processes. Papers examining immigrant integration and its relationship to inequality across the globe are encouraged.

3.) “Demography of Family Inequality” by Paula Fomby at the University of Michigan

Demographic processes including childbearing, union formation and dissolution, residential mobility and labor migration, morbidity, and mortality shape inequalities in the distribution of resources within and between families in the United States and internationally. This session considers how the timing and context of demographic events and statuses influence family structure and family process to contribute to child and adult status attainment and well-being.

4.) “Economic Inequality and Population Health” by Irma Elo at the University of Pennsylvania

The theme covers both cross-national and within country differences in health and mortality. We encourage papers that focus on either developed or developing countries.

2013-09 - Announcing A Special Issue of Population Research and Policy Review

From Stephanie A. Bohon, Editor of Population Research and Policy Review: The October issue of Population Research and Policy Review is a special issue on new findings from the 2010 Census, guest edited by William P. O'Hare. This issue features ground-breaking new research as well as several research notes on Census data collection issues that are appropriate for classroom and other use. PRPR is the journal of the Southern Demographic Association. 

Quality and the 2010 Census 

Howard Hogan, Patrick J. Cantwell , Jason Devine , Vincent T. Mule & Victoria Velkoff

White Residential Segregation in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Conceptual Issues, Patterns, and Trends from the U.S. Census, 1980 to 2010 

John Iceland & Gregory Sharp 

Declining Segregation of Same-Sex Partners: Evidence from Census 2000 and 2010 

Amy L. Spring 

Research Note: Segregated by Age: Are We Becoming More Divided? 

Richelle Winkler 

Misclassifying New York’s Hidden Units as Vacant in 2010: Lessons Gleaned for the 2020 Census 

Joseph J. Salvo & Arun Peter Lobo 

Research Note: What Counts as a House? Comparing 2010 Census Counts and Administrative Records 

Beth Jarosz & John Hofmockel

What Data from the 2010 Census Tell Us about the Changing Child Population of the United States 

William P. O’Hare 

Research Note: Babies Born After Census Day: How the Census Bureau Addressed Dates of Birth After Census Day in the 2010 Census 

Lindsay M. Howden

2013-09 - Call for Papers:  Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers

The journal Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers invites submissions for a special issue on “Men’s Family Involvement Across Industrial Nations.”  The goal is to understand similarities and differences between recent family trends in father involvement across industrialized societies and to provide a national context for father involvement in families.  The focus of this special issue will be the time men spend with their families either across historical time, across family members, across space, or compared with alternative activities. The corresponding guest editor for this issue is Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland.  To facilitate the review process, manuscripts should be submitted electronically to hofferth@umd.edu.  In addition, an electronic copy should be submitted via the Fathering website (https://falkcollegeofsporthumandynamics.submittable.com/submit) under special issues. For more information about the journal go to http://www.mensstudies.info/journals/fathering/

2013-09 - Call for Papers: The New Demography of Development

The International Sociological Association XVIII World Congress of Sociology is soliciting abstracts for its annual conference with the theme: The New Demography of Development. The conference will be held in Yokohama, Japan July 13-19, 2014. The description is as follows: Development, a complex and contested concept, often refers to notions of progress and improvement that are conditioned by class, culture, geography, history, relations of power, and demography.  Population composition and change are central to development processes.  This session will explore the role of demography in a changing, and increasingly global, context of development.  We welcome papers that investigate new, multiple and variegated interactions between development, population change, mortality, fertility, and migration. Papers using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods are welcome, and papers employing a comparative, or multi-sited, framework are especially encouraged. Abstract submission deadline is September 30, 2013.  Abstracts must be submitted online here. For more information please contact Brendan Mullan (mullan@msu.edu) or Matthew Sanderson (mattrs@ksu.edu).

2013-09 - Call for Papers: Alpine Population Conference

The Al-Pop (Alpine Population Conference) is soliciting papers for their annual conference to be held in Aosta Valley, Italy January 13-15, 2014. See the announcement for more information. 


2013-08 - Announcing the 2013 Section on Population Award Winners

We will honor these authors and their achievements at the Population section's reception (co-sponsored with the Family section) on Monday August 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Croton Reservoir Tavern. Please join us to celebrate!!! 

Dennis Hogan (Brown University) for his book, "Family Consequences of Children’s Disabilities,” is this year's winner of the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award.

Lincoln Quillian’s (Northwestern University) article, "Segregation and Poverty Concentration: The Role of Three Segregations," published in the American Sociological Review, is this year's winner of the award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population.

Abigail Weitzman’s (New York University) article, "The Daughter Tax: The Effects of Daughters on Maternal Outcomes in the Developing World," is this year’s winner of the Section on Population Student Paper Award.

Christopher Muller and Deirdre Bloome’s (Harvard University) article, "Slavery and African-American Marriage in the Postbellum South, 1860-1880," received honorable mention for the Section on Population Student Paper Award.