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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cyberseminar on Family Demography

I just received a notice from the IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population) about a two-day cyberseminar on Family Demography to be held essentially right now--the 9th and 10th of January 2014. It is hosted by the University of Southampton. Here is the information:

For information about the papers, discussants and organising committee please visit the seminar website

The IUSSP Panel on Family Demography in Developing Countries, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, are organising the first of three cyberseminars funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK. The overarching goal of the cyberseminar series is to promote exchange between professionals and students interested in demographic and health issues related to intergenerational relationships and exchanges in low-and middle-income countries.

Seminar format:

In order to facilitate ease of access and participation, the seminar is free and open to IUSSP and non-IUSSP members. The working language of the cyberseminar is English.

Papers can be viewed and comments can be posted at

The seminar website pages will be open from 9am GMT on Thursday 9th January. There are no formal presentation time slots and the seminar site can be accessed at anytime irrespective of timezone. All papers by presenting authors will be available to read. Discussant comments and moderated discussions boards will open for strands 1 and 2 (General papers) from 10am GMT on Thursday 9th January 2014, and open for strands 2 (Special China session) and 3 on Friday 10th January 2014. Some short recorded video presentations by authors, discussants and organizing committee members will be available to view during the seminar.

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