Archived Events

Population Growth - Should we be worried?

8 May 2016 - CPC Director Jane Falkingham will deliver a talk to the South Hampshire Humanists on 'Population Growth - should we be worried?'

Posted 22/12/2015 11:26


Child Poverty and Social Mobility: Lessons for Research and Policy

15 April 2016 - What are the implications of increasing family diversity on children's life chances? How is family change influencing social inequality? A one day conference organised by CPC's Professor Ann Berrington and Dr Susan Harkness (University of Bath) explored these issues.

Posted 03/03/2016 09:27


Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2016

31 March - 2 April 2016 - CPC Members attended the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, in Washington DC.

Posted 24/03/2016 20:26


Active and Healthy Ageing Summit 2016

3-4 March 2016 - Asghar Zaidi contributed to the Turkey Active and Healthy Ageing Summit 2016 in Ankara, Turkey.

Posted 27/05/2016 12:43


Political movements in the context of population change in Central Europe

24 February 2016 - Besides his research on intra-EU mobility and citizenship, Chris Moreh, Research Fellow in Sociology at the ESRC Centre for Population Change is a keen observer of Central and Eastern European politics and societies, with a particular interest in Romania and Hungary.

Posted 23/02/2016 15:21


“Challenges and Opportunities for a Global Index on Active Aging” Lessons from the EU’s Active Ageing Index

3 February 2016 - Professor Asgar Zaidi presented a seminar at Columbia University in New York.

Posted 11/01/2016 17:25


Europe’s migration crisis?

22nd March 2016 - How can understanding the varied drivers of migration and migrants experiences help UK and EU decision makers respond appropriately? What are the impacts, good and bad, of increasing migration and how does it affect jobs and services? How can the UK adjust to these increased flows to ensure the best outcomes for all? CPC member Allan Findlay co-organised an event to explore these issues.

Posted 24/02/2016 14:18


Population Europe Tandem Talk ‘Who Cares? Balancing work and care or parents in mid-life’

9 December 2015 - CPC Director Professor Jane Falkingham took part in a Population Europe Tandem Talk in Brussells. Professor Falkingham spoke alongside Ernest Maragall, MEP for Spain. Their talk was entitled 'Who Cares? Balancing work and care or parents in mid-life'.

Posted 06/11/2015 12:21


How (NOT) to predict migration

8 December 2015 - It is undeniable that migration is one of the key themes in current policy debate. However, the precise numbers of people migrating into and out of the country are very difficult to measure: data systems designed to record migrants often produce biased and inaccurate estimates. The challenge is even greater in the case of predictions. Migration is much more volatile than other population processes, as it is partially driven by shock events, such as political crises; wars; economic downturns; or environmental catastrophes, which themselves are largely unpredictable.

Posted 11/11/2015 11:44


Royal Statistical Society Official Statistics and Social Statistics Sections – joint meeting | ONS population projections

2 December 2015 - Every two years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) publish National Population Projections (NPPs) by age and sex for the UK and constituent countries. The NPPs include information on the principal (main) and variant (alternative scenario) projections for each country together with details of the fertility, mortality and migration assumptions on which they are based.

Posted 11/11/2015 14:59


Economic and Social Research Council’s 50th Anniversary

1 December 2015 - CPC Director Professor Jane Falkingham joined a panel to mark the end of a year of celebrations for the Economic and Social Research Council's 50th Anniversary.

Posted 06/11/2015 12:17


ICLS Seminar on 'Work, Family and Health'

1 December 2015 - CPC Member Juliet Stone is speaking as part of a seminar on 'Work, Family and Health' at the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health at UCL.

Posted 30/11/2015 17:09


The Oxford Institute of Population Aging’s Seminar Series

5 November 2015 - CPC Member Professor Ann Berrington gave a talk as part of The Oxford Institute of Population Aging's seminar series.

Posted 06/11/2015 12:41


London School of Economics Population Seminar Series

25 November 2015 - CPC Member Professor Ann Berrington presented a talk as part of London School of Economics Population Seminar Series.

Posted 06/11/2015 12:43


International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing

30 October 2015 - CPC Member Professor Asghar Zaidi presented the keynote speech at the 4th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing. Professor Zaidi's speech was entitled 'Global Age Watch Index: Measuring wellbeing of older people across the World'.

Posted 27/10/2015 08:50


UK Longitudinal studies Roadshow – Glasgow

28 October 2015 - CPC's Co-Director Professor Elspeth Graham presented at the UK Longitudinal Studies Roadshow which was held at the Orangebox Gallery, The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

Posted 28/09/2015 15:24


Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe

27 October 2015 - CPC Member Professor Asghar Zaidi presented at the Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe conference in Milan, organised by the European Social Reporting Network.

Posted 27/10/2015 08:48


Suessmilch Lecture | Agent-based modeling in demography: Epistemological and methodological challenges

26 October 2015 - CPC Member Dr Jakub Bijak gave a lecture as part of the Suessmilch lecture series at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. He talked about the epistemological and methodological challenges demographers face when using agent-based modeling.

Posted 27/10/2015 16:40


CPC Members attend Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Conference

19 - 21 October 2015 - Dr Juliet Stone and Marta Styrc attended the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Conference in Dublin. Presenting many papers authored by CPC Members.

Posted 05/11/2015 18:25


Professor Jacques Poot

Is welfare the magnet that draws the migrants? Lessons from Australasia

14 October 2015 - Professor Jacques Poot presented a lecture titled "Is welfare the magnet that draws the migrants? Lessons from Australasia" at the University of Southampton as part of the NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship lecture programme 2015.

Posted 17/09/2015 10:21


Horizons for Comapartive and Integrative Research on Aging and Health – Stockholm

7 October 2015 - CPC member Asghar Zaidi presented the Keynote Lecture at Horizons for Comparative and Integrative Research on Aging and Health in Stockholm.

Posted 07/10/2015 12:00


Asghar Zaidi presenting at IHAC2015

International Healthy Ageing Congress 2015

24-25 September 2015 - CPC member Professor Asghar Zaidi presented a speech during the opening sessions of the International Healthy Ageing Congress 2015.

Posted 24/09/2015 14:43


British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference 2015

7-9 September 2015 - CPC members attended the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) annual conference, held at the University of Leeds.

Posted 18/05/2015 08:51


Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference 2015

1-4 September 2015 - This year's Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers annual conference took place at the University of Exeter and welcomed over 1,200 geographers from around the world.

Posted 19/01/2015 10:32


American Sociological Association (ASA) 2015 Annual Meeting

22-25 August 2015 - The 110th ASA meeting was held at the Hilton Chicago in Illinois, USA on the 22nd to the 25th August. CPC member Brienna Perelli-Harris presented a paper at this event.

Posted 29/07/2015 12:26


Joint Statistical Meetings 2015

8-13 August 2015 - JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians, held in North America. This year the JSM took place at the Washington State Convention Centre in Seattle.

Posted 14/07/2015 10:39


Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2015

21-23 July 2015 - Professor David Bell presented a keynote speech at this biennial conference which took place at the University of Essex. CPC members Professor Ann Berrington and Dr Zhiqiang Feng also presented papers at this event.

Posted 04/06/2015 10:11


PopFest 2015: The 23rd Annual Population Postgraduate Conference

6-8 July 2015 - CPC sponsored the well-established annual postgraduate conference PopFest, which was held at Plymouth University this year.

Posted 06/01/2015 12:18


CPC Director discusses generations on BBC Radio 4

CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, appeared on BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme on 14 August, discussing a listener question "How long is a generation?".

Posted 29/08/2015 15:15


Members of the migration debate panel

CPC member takes part in Festival of Politics debate on migration

On 16 August Dr David McCollum participated in a debate on migration as part of the Festival of Politics, a three day event hosted annually by the Scottish Parliament which seeks to promote lively interaction between people and politics.

Posted 19/08/2015 10:40


Census Applications: Using the UK’s population census data

16-17 July 2015 - There were two accepted CPC papers at this annual conference, which took place at the University of Manchester.

Posted 01/05/2015 10:53


World Population Day 2015 – Saturday 11 July

This year, Saturday 11 July 2015 marks World Population Day, with a focus on vulnerable populations.

Posted 10/07/2015 19:44


Professor Jane Falkingham

CPC Director receives OBE

Professor Jane Falkingham, one of the leading voices on population studies and demographic change in recent years, has been made an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2015, for services to Social Science.

Posted 12/06/2015 14:59


The 8th Migration and Development Conference

8-9 June 2015 - Professor Jackie Wahba presented a paper on the effects of international migration on political norms at the 8th Migration and Development Conference.

Posted 06/06/2015 13:28


XII Conference of Young Demographers

23-24 June 2015 - CPC Director Professor Jane Falkingham provided a key note speech at this event, which took place at the Poznan University of Economics in Poland.

Posted 04/06/2015 10:48


British Society of Gerontology Conference 2015

1-3 July 2015 - A number of CPC and Centre for Research on Ageing (CRA) members presented their research at this annual conference, hosted jointly by Newcastle and Northumbria Universities.

Posted 15/05/2015 08:51


Association of Occupational Pensions (ABA) Annual Conference

7-8 May 2015 - Professor Traute Meyer was a keynote speaker at this annual conference, which was held at the Hotel Maritime, Berlin, Germany.

Posted 01/05/2015 08:56


International Seminar on Union Breakdown and Repartnering Around the World

4-6 May 2015 - CPC member Paulina Galezewska and CPC associate Nora Sanchez Gassen presented papers at this international seminar, held in Montreal, Canada.

Posted 30/04/2015 09:41


8th International Conference on Population Geographies

30 June - 3 July 2015 - CPC members Professor Allan Findlay and Dr David McCollum presented papers at this international conference at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Posted 30/04/2015 11:24


Llakes Conference: The crisis for contemporary youth-opportunities and civic values in comparative, longitudinal and inter-generational perspective

4-5 June 2015 - Professor Ann Berrington was an invited speaker at this conference, which was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

Posted 16/04/2015 14:58


Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting 2015

30 April - 2 May 2015 - Various CPC members presented their research at this annual meeting which was held in San Diego, CA.

Posted 16/04/2015 14:32


Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2015

21-25 April 2015 - This year the annual Association of Geographers took place in Chicago.

Posted 16/04/2015 14:27


Active, Healthy Ageing in the EU: Transforming Care, Growing the Silver Economy

21 April 2015 - CPC member Asghar Zaidi was a Key Speaker at this conference, organised by Public Policy Exchange in Brussels.

Posted 02/04/2015 13:15


International Seminar - Building an evidence base for active ageing policies: Active Ageing Index and its potential

16-17 April 2015, Brussels. CPC member Asghar Zaidi delivered a keynote speech entitled "Trends in Active Ageing Index" and CPC researcher Arkadiusz Wisniowski presented his co-authored paper on "Active Ageing and Policy Implications in China".

Posted 16/04/2015 14:19


BSA Conference 2015: Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression?

15-17 April 2015 - This year the BSA annual conference took place at the Glasgow Caledonian University.

Posted 16/04/2015 14:04


Spring school 2015 - Long live the active!? A critical perspective on active ageing

23-25 March 2015 - Organised by the Research Network on Ageing in Europe, this event took place at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Posted 23/03/2015 09:18


How to get to 100 - and enjoy it! exhibition makes final stop in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The "How to get to 100 - and enjoy it!" exhibition finished it's UK tour with a visit to W5 at Odyssey in Belfast from 19th - 29th February 2015.

Posted 17/02/2015 10:48


Young Adults seminar presented at The Dome by CPC Members

4 March 2015 - A seminar and discussion was held at The Dome, New Register House, Edinburgh on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

Posted 19/02/2015 09:24


Economics of Migration event for PhD students

17-18 February 2015 - This workshop is organised by PhD students from the Department of Economics at the University of Southampton and sponsored by the School of Social Sciences and the ESRC Centre for Population Change.

Posted 17/02/2015 10:11


Cohabitation trends, policies and practices: Situating the United Kingdom in an international perspective

6 February 2015 - 10.00am - 16.00pm at the Local Government Association, Local Government House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ.

Posted 16/12/2014 10:47


Social science shaping society – past present and future

14 January 2015 - The Economic and Social Research Council - formerly known as the Social Science Research Council until 1983 - was set up in 1965 by the then Secretary of State for Education, Anthony Crosland. The foundation of the SSRC marked the elevation of the importance of social science. During their 50 years, world-class research funded by the ESRC has been instrumental in providing robust evidence to government, business and the general public on a wide range of social and economic initiatives.

Posted 09/01/2015 09:12


Young Adults: Living and Learning in Recessional Times

5 December 2014 - BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, Fulham, London, SW6 2PY

Posted 27/10/2014 14:31


How to live to 100 - and enjoy it!

Significant issues affecting every individual's life course are often hard to discern behind abstract figures like the number of births, the mortality rate, or net migration. To address this CPC has been successful in gaining ESRC funding to bring a major European exhibition to the UK. The exhibition aims to unravel the challenges and opportunities associated with demographic research. Through ten topical exhibition stands, interactive activities, information and games we will present this abstract knowledge in a way that allows visitors to recognise and reflect on how these demographic issues affect, and will affect, their own lives.

Posted 09/04/2014 11:10


Expert Group on the Active Ageing Index

13-14 November 2014 - CPC member, Professor Asghar Zaidi, presented research findings at this two-day meeting held in Brussels.

Posted 13/08/2014 14:59


Training course: Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABM-ABS)

20-30 October 2014 - The University of Southampton, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the Vienna Institute of Demography co-hosted a two-week intensive course in agent-based modelling and simulation, with focus on demographic and social science applications.

Posted 16/07/2014 11:40


Choose between food and fuel. Examining poverty among older people in the UK

28 May 2014 - A showcase event was held in London to debate the choice for older people in the UK between food and fuel.

Posted 11/02/2014 10:56


Mapping Diasporas in the European Union and the US

3 June 2014 - Professor Jackie Wahba presented as an invited panellist at the IZA/RAND Workshop: Mapping Diasporas in the European Union and the United States jointly organized by IZA, RAND and the European Commission in Brussels.

Posted 04/07/2014 08:47


Workshop on use of probabilistic forecasts

19 June 2014 - CPC hosted a one-day workshop on the use of probabilistic forecasts, with focus on population applications, held at the Royal Statistical Society in London.

Posted 20/03/2014 11:17


Scotland's Census conference

25 June 2014 - CPC partners, National Records of Scotland, supported by the British Society of Population Statistics, hosted a conference on Scotland's Census at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Posted 25/04/2014 11:41


CPC Director at ACES Conference 2014

11 - 12 September 2014 - CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, spoke at this annual two day gathering of public sector property professionals.

Posted 26/08/2014 21:17


Evening seminar: Immigration, Scotland and the constitutional change debate

5 August 2014 - CPC member, Helen Packwood, presented at this evening seminar hosted by the Social Research Association (SRA) Scotland.

Posted 31/07/2014 11:32


CPC Stand at EPC2014

CPC at the European Population Conference 2014

25-28 June 2014 - CPC members attended the European Population Conference (EPC) 2014 which was held in Budapest, Hungary. Around 20 CPC researchers presented their work at the conference, and CPC also had an exhibition stand. The exhibition stand was visited by many conference attendees who had the opportunity to find out more about CPC and to pick up CPC literature and giveaways. Visitors were also able meet CPC members and discuss their presentations further.

Posted 05/06/2014 16:17


43rd Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology

1 - 3 September 2014 - The Centre for Research on Ageing (CRA) at the University of Southampton hosted this year's annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG).

Posted 30/01/2014 15:29


CPC at the IGU conference 2014

18 - 22 August 2014 - CPC members, Professor Allan Findlay, Dr David McCollum and Helen Packwood presented their work on Scottish immigration at the International Geographical Union (IGU) conference in Krakow, Poland.

Posted 08/08/2014 10:00


Scottish Social Attitudes 2014 - The Independence Referendum Campaign: Help or Hindrance?

12 August 2014 - CPC member, David McCollum from St. Andrews University presented at this one-day conference in Edinburgh, analysing attitudes towards migration and the independence debate.

Posted 08/07/2014 09:08


Whose responsibility is it to prepare for an ageing population?

11 September 2014 - CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, took part in this event, to debate what is stopping society from planning for demographic change.

Posted 01/08/2014 10:36


CPC at the BSPS conference 2014

8 - 10 September 2014 - Twenty CPC members presented at the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) annual conference at the University of Winchester.

Posted 06/08/2014 15:38


Key Issues Among Ethnic Minority Elders

17 October 2014 - CPC members presented at the 'Key Issues Among Ethnic Minority Elders' Dissemination Event organised by Age UK and the Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton.

Posted 14/10/2014 19:53


Can world resources sustain predicted population growth?

17 May 2014 - CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, spoke at an event hosted by the Southampton network of the University of the Third Age.

Posted 07/04/2014 11:47


The effects of the crisis on young people

23 May 2014 - Professor Ann Berrington presented at this one-day seminar hosted by the European Commission in Brussels.

Posted 09/05/2014 09:40


What is the role of NGOs in the assisted voluntary returns of asylum seekers and irregular migrants?

16 May 2014 - CPC members, Derek McGhee and Claire Bennett, presented their work on the role of NGOs in asylum seekers and irregular migrant voluntary returns at a COMPAS (Centre on Migration, Policy & Society) Breakfast Briefing.

Posted 11/02/2014 11:24


The economics of international migration - short course

12 - 16 May 2014 - CPC ran its first short course, aiming to present a detailed picture of international migration today and to give an understanding of the forces behind the patterns of its evolution. Students analysed, both theoretically and empirically, the interaction between international migration and other aspects of globalisation, for example trade, FDI, the diffusion of technology and of culture, as well as the way international migration affects the home and host economies.

Posted 04/12/2013 14:56


The demographic implications of Scottish independence

2 May 2014 - CPC member, Professor David Bell, spoke at an International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) debate exploring the demographic implications of Scottish independence.

Posted 01/05/2014 10:12


What happens if Scotland votes no?

26 April 2014 - CPC members, Professor David Bell and Dr David McCollum, presented at this one day event in Glasgow.

Posted 25/04/2014 11:52


CPC researcher at Experian Mosaic launch event

1 April 2014 - CPC researcher, Professor Ann Berrington, presented at the Experian Mosaic launch event in London.

Posted 28/03/2014 12:29


CPC Director at TEDx Southampton

23 March 2014 - CPC's Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, gave a TEDx talk at the University of Southampton's independently organised TED event on 'Flourishing in the 21st Century'.

Posted 19/03/2014 14:17


CPC researcher at Budget Briefing for business leaders

20 March 2014 - Professor David Bell spoke at this event in Glasgow aimed at helping business leaders to understand what the 2014 budget announcements will mean to business and individuals in Scotland.

Posted 03/03/2014 10:13


Farewell to Poverty in Old Age! Gender Justice in Work and Old Age

13 March 2014 - CPC member Dr Traute Meyer presented her work 'Beveridge, not Bismarck! European lessons to be learnt for old-age security of women and men in Germany' at an event which explored, in an international comparison, how education, labour market, family and pension policies are inter-related, and also reflected upon both different national development paths and recent developments and reforms in various countries.

Posted 11/03/2014 11:57


Should Scotland have its own immigration policy?

27 February 2014 - CPC members, Professor David Bell, Professor Allan Findlay, Dr David McCollum and Dr Jakub Bijak, spoke at a 'Politicians and Professionals' seminar hosted by the David Hume Institute.

Posted 22/01/2014 15:41


CPC's Director gives evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee

25 February 2014 - Professor Jane Falkingham was invited to give evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) on the future of the Census.

Posted 25/02/2014 09:51


Where does migration sit within the debate over the future of the UK and Scotland?

14 February 2014 - CPC members Professor Allan Findlay, Dr David McCollum, Dr Jakub Bijak and Dr Arkadiusz Wisniowski presented at a COMPAS Breakfast Briefing, which took place at Westminster.

Posted 22/01/2014 15:23


CPC member presents Global AgeWatch Index at UN Meetings

13 - 14 February 2014 - CPC member Professor Asghar Zaidi gave presentations on the 'Global AgeWatch 2013' at two events held at the United Nations in New York.

Posted 17/02/2014 14:54


COSLA conference: Migration and the referendum debate

7 February 2014 - CPC members conducted a taster session and an experts session at the COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) conference, held in the COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

Posted 22/01/2014 15:55


The changing demography of lone parenthood in the UK

24 January 2014 - CPC member, Professor Ann Berrington, gave a keynote speech on 'The changing demography of lone parenthood in the UK' at a one-day conference at Sorbonne-Paris University, France.

Posted 27/11/2013 11:51


International cyberseminar on family demography in developing countries

9 - 10 January 2014 - The IUSSP Panel on Family Demography in Developing Countries, in collaboration with the ESRC Centre for Population Change and the University of Southampton, will be organising three cyberseminars in 2014-2015. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK, the overarching aim of the cyberseminars is to facilitate policy relevant research and extend the contribution of demography to understanding intergenerational relationships and support in low-and middle-income countries.

Posted 20/08/2013 09:36


CPC research at BSPS estimating future household formation event

16 December 2013 - CPC researcher, Professor Ann Berrington, presented at a British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) event on 'Estimating future household formation'.

Posted 30/10/2013 13:56


The Ethics of Immigration - Symposia

6 & 9 December 2013 - The University of Southampton staged two symposia to engage respectively with the philosophical and policy-oriented dimensions of 'The Ethics of Immigration'.

Posted 04/12/2013 11:57


Ageing Society Working Group seminar

7 December 2013 - CPC member, Professor Asghar Zaidi, was invited to speak at a one-day seminar looking at the issues of an ageing society and demographic change and how the Government and wider society should respond to these challenges looking forward to the next election and beyond.

Posted 09/12/2013 09:44


Scottish independence and its impact on higher education – live chat

29 November 2013 - CPC members Scott Tindal and David McCollum took part in a Guardian Higher Education Network live chat to discuss the potential impact of the Scottish independence referendum on research funding, recruitment and global reputation.

Posted 02/12/2013 11:26


Taking stock of shared housing

28 November 2013 - CPC researcher, Professor Sue Heath, visited the Social Policy department at the University of Southampton to give a talk entitled 'Taking stock of shared housing'.

Posted 14/11/2013 15:49


CPC researcher at Economics Day Conference for A-level students

20 November 2013 - CPC member, Professor Jackie Wahba, gave a keynote speech to A-level students in years 12 and 13, hoping to inspire students to go beyond their A-level course content.

Posted 20/11/2013 11:06


New perspectives on population ageing in Scotland

4 November 2013 - A seminar which took place as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science was told that the 'Old Age Dependency Ratio' normally used to measure 'population ageing', is fundamentally flawed and not fit for purpose. The ratio estimates how many workers there are for each potentially dependent older person and is forecast to rise rapidly. This projected rise lies behind such policies as the raising of the State Pension Age for men and women.

Posted 04/11/2013 11:58


2013 National Conference on Ageing - The special cases of Russia and the CIS countries

9 - 10 October 2013 - CPC's Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, was invited to present a talk at the 2013 National Conference on Ageing in Moscow.

Posted 30/09/2013 11:05


Professor Asghar Zaidi Portrait

Changing the way we age - Inaugural lecture by Asghar Zaidi

30 October 2013 - Professor Asghar Zaidi gave his inaugural lecture reflecting on the sustainability of active and healthy ageing in modern societies.

Posted 23/09/2013 14:27


Workshop on agent-based modelling of international migration

25 - 27 September 2013 - A workshop to review and discuss what is known about decisions to emigrate, and agent-based modeling of international migration, was held at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock, Germany.

Posted 03/09/2013 11:58


Growing up and growing old: Health transitions throughout the lifecourse

25 September 2013 - CPC researchers, Dr Dieter Demey and Dr Mark Lyons-Amos, presented papers at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) international conference.

Posted 23/09/2013 11:52


Future of the UK and Scotland - International Conference on Economics of Constitutional Change

19 - 20 September 2013 - CPC members David Bell, Allan Findlay and David McCollum took part in an international conference on the economics of constitutional change.

Posted 31/07/2013 10:38


BSPS annual conference 2013

9 - 11 September 2013 - The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) annual conference was held at the University of Swansea and CPC members were in attendance.

Posted 22/01/2013 11:46


XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference

CPC members presented a number of papers at the XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference in Busan, South Korea, alongside exhibiting at a conference stand. The conference took place between 26 - 31 August and included over 2000 scientific papers presented in 270 regular sessions, five poster sessions, and four plenary sessions on topics in 21 themes including reproductive health, mortality, longevity and health, population ageing, migration, union formation and marriage, as well as themes addressing the interrelationship between population, development and the environment. Read more.

Posted 01/08/2013 14:14


CPC at the Understanding Society Research Conference

24 - 26 July 2013 - CPC researcher Professor Ann Berrington gave a keynote address at a three day international conference on new research based on longitudinal data, including Understanding Society.

Posted 16/07/2013 14:59


Coming of age: The 21st PopFest conference

CPC was pleased to be a sponsor at the 21st PopFest Conference which was held at the University of Southampton between 8 - 10 July. This established annual postgraduate population studies conference offers a great opportunity for postgraduate research students from a wide range of disciplines to present their work and develop their networks. The conference theme 'Coming of Age' marked the 21st Birthday of PopFest and its return to its birthplace of the University of Southampton, which also hosted the very first PopFest Conference. Read more.

Posted 01/08/2013 14:15


CPC Data Workshop: Exploring synergies in data with a focus on fertility, the UK and Italy

1 July 2013 - CPC-Scotland hosted the first of a number of events aiming to explore data synergies for future comparative research, which would enhance the understanding of UK population dynamics by framing them within the wider European context.

Posted 14/06/2013 14:32


AQMeN event on attitudes to Scotland's constitutional future

19 June 2013 - A paper by CPC researchers David McCollum, Beata Nowok and Scott Tindall was presented at a one day Applied Quantitative Methods Network event entitled 'Through the Public's Eye: Researching attitudes on Scotland's constitutional future with the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey'.

Posted 22/05/2013 11:48


Special issue of Population, Space and Place – Migration and Demographic Change

The journal Population, Space and Place has just published its November/December issue, a special edition featuring articles on Migration and Demographic Change from a number of CPC members.

Posted 30/05/2013 14:18


Workshop on UK Population Change and Housing Across the Life Course

16-17 June 2015 - Professor Elspeth Graham hosted a successful workshop on "UK Population Change and Housing Across the Life Course".

Posted 05/05/2015 09:59


Patterns and perceptions of migration, is Scotland distinct from the rest of the UK?

The forthcoming referendum on the constitutional future of Scotland has inevitably been the focus of considerable public debate. The issue of migration has not featured strongly in these discussions. However there are grounds for believing that Scotland is 'different' from the rest of the UK in terms of migration patterns and in relation to public attitudes towards immigration.

Posted 02/05/2013 09:47


Migration research - interview with CPC researcher

Interviewed at the recent Norface Migration Network Conference on 'Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers' CPC researcher, Professor Jackline Wahba, spoke about her findings on migration, return migration and the impact of unemployment on return migration.

Posted 02/05/2013 14:16


CPC at the University of Southampton Research Roadshow

16 March - 8 Sept 2013 - CPC research will be showcased as part of the University of Southampton's "Bringing research to life" roadshow.

Posted 08/04/2013 15:08


CPC Director at The Economist event on demographic change

9 May 2013 - CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, spoke at an event entitled 'Derailing the engine of economic growth: UK SMEs face a demographic time bomb'.

Posted 09/05/2013 10:44


Recession and social vulnerability in Europe: Insights from demography

7 May 2013 - CPC collaborated with Population Europe and the Centre for Demographic Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona on an event which focussed on the social effects of the economic crisis on families and generations, youth, and migrants from a demographic perspective.

Posted 18/03/2013 10:59


Second Conference of the Rostocker Ring

29 - 30 May 2013 - CPC researcher Dr Brienna Perelli-Harris presented her work on 'Why marry? Understanding union formation across Europe and Australia' at the 2nd Conference of the Rostocker Ring.

Posted 22/05/2013 11:53


Seven Billionth Citizen Exhibition

2 May - 15 June 2013 - CPC and the Winchester School of Art have come together to produce a thought provoking new exhibition on the Seven Billionth Citizen, which was launched on 2 May.

Posted 24/04/2013 14:56


University of Southampton and ILC-UK urge better modelling of demand for health and care services

30 April 2013 - The University of Southampton and leading think tank on demographic change, The International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) came together to urge local and national decision makers to engage with the best available evidence when making decisions about the future of health and care.

Posted 30/04/2013 13:55


Migration, emigration, return migration - CPC at international conference

25 - 26 April 2013 - CPC researcher, Dr David McCollum, presented CPC research at an international conference on 'Migration, emigration, return migration - Perspectives from sending and receiving countries' in the framework of the IGU‐Commission on "Globility".

Posted 22/04/2013 11:45


CPC at PAA 2013

11 - 13 April 2013 - The 78th Population Association of America Annual Conference was held in New Orleans.

Posted 29/04/2013 16:41


CPC researchers at COMPAS breakfast briefings

8 March and 12 April 2013 - CPC researchers, Dr Jo Sage and Professor Jackie Wahba, presented two Centre of Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) Breakfast Briefings on 8 March and 12 April respectively, looking at the migration pathways of UK graduates and how migrants use social networks to access jobs.

Posted 18/02/2013 14:35


Women’s reproductive health across the lifecourse - Implications for public policy

27 - 28 February 2013 - The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) hosted a two-day event looking at women's reproductive health across the lifecourse.

Posted 28/01/2013 10:24


Why is planning for an ageing population so difficult?

CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham considers this issue in the guardian.com in advance of the big ageing population debate, which took place on Thursday 11th September 2014.

Posted 12/09/2014 14:16


UN agenda on population and sustainable development in China - Dr Arie Hoekman, UNFPA

25 February 2013 - Dr. Arie Hoekman, Chief Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in China, visited CPC as part of a short visit to the UK.

Posted 22/02/2013 14:14


The state and social science: why does the British Government support academic work in social science?

6 February 2013 - David Walker, Chair of the ESRC Methods and Infrastructure Committee, visited the University of Southampton to discuss 'The state and social science: why does the British Government support academic work in social science?'

Posted 30/01/2013 14:37


CPC research at University of Southampton's research showcase

30 January 2013 - CPC research fellow, Han Lin Shang, presented work on the CPC modelling strand at the University of Southampton's research showcase as part of their postgraduate open day.

Posted 30/01/2013 14:29


The Ageing South East. Challenges and Opportunities

18 December 2012 - CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, recently presented at the South East England Councils Ageing Population Workshop, a joint event by South East England Councils, South East Strategic Leaders & SE Strategic Partnership for Migration.

Posted 11/01/2013 11:45


Migration and ageing in the Highlands

10 December 2012 - Along with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), CPC hosted an event which brought together three academics involved in research relating to migration and/or ageing, and asked them what relevance these issues have in the Highlands environment.

Posted 14/11/2012 10:36


CPC celebrates the 350th anniversary of John Graunt's Bills of Mortality

29 November 2012 - CPC, with The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) and Gresham College, held a symposium to mark the 350th anniversary of John Graunt's work on the Bills of Mortality; commonly viewed as the birth of UK, and perhaps even European, demography.

Posted 05/09/2012 11:32


Policy event on recent changes in young adults’ housing and independent living

23 November 2012 - The findings of a programme of research on independent living among young adults were presented to a policy audience at the Local Government Association (LGA) offices, Smith Square, London.

Posted 05/09/2012 11:29


CPC at Population Europe event on active ageing and the redistribution of work in Europe

20 November 2012 - Researchers from CPC attended an event hosted by Population Europe entitled "The Times of Our Lives: Active Ageing and the Redistribution of Work in Europe".

Posted 26/11/2012 10:06


Has migration reached a threshold in 21st century China? An International Symposium

9 November 2012 - CPC hosted an international symposium on Migration, Economic and Social Development in Modern China at the University of Southampton. The symposium was jointly organised with the Confucius Institute, the Centre for Contemporary China and the Centre for Global Health Population, Poverty & Policy.

Posted 01/11/2012 10:12


Innovative Perspectives on Population Mobility: Mobility Immobility and Wellbeing

On July 2nd-3rd, the University of St Andrews hosted a conference held under the joint auspices of the Centre for Population Change (CPC) and the Population Geography Research Group (PGRG) of the RGS-IBG. The conference attracted an international audience of 50 delegates for discussions around the theme of 'Innovative perspectives on population mobility: Mobility, immobility and well-being'.

Posted 01/10/2012 14:50


CPC at the European Population Conference, 2012

The European Population Conference (EPC) is a bi-annual conference organised by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS). EAPS is an international and multidisciplinary forum for population studies with a special focus on Europe.

Posted 13/07/2012 15:15


PopFest 2012 round-up

The 20th Annual PopFest Conference, sponsored by CPC, took place at the University of Loughborough in June. The conference report, including lots of photos from the event can be found here.

Posted 24/07/2012 09:34


Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2012

The 2012 Population Association of America Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, California on the 2nd to 5th May. Over 2,100 participants attended including ten members of CPC staff who presented papers or posters.

Posted 01/10/2012 14:53


Call for Papers - Innovative Perspectives on Population Mobility: Mobility, Immobility and Well-being

Innovative Perspectives on Population Mobility: Mobility, Immobility and Well-being

Posted 12/01/2012 11:27


Day of the 7 Billion

On the 31st October the UN predicted that World population would reach 7 billion. To mark this, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, in collaboration with the Centre for Global Health, Population and Policy, the University of Southampton and the University of Aberdeen, CPC undertook a number of activities;

Posted 25/11/2011 10:13


CPC Director takes part in PopFest

The 19th PopFest was held on 27th to 29th June, for the first time in it's history outside of the UK at the Population Research Centre of the University of Groningen (RUG), the Netherlands.

Posted 25/11/2011 11:16


CPC hosts event to mark the 7 Billionth Citizen

On the 31st of October 2011, the United Nations predict the population of the world will reach 7 billion. To mark this, the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC), in conjunction with the University of Southampton and Aberdeen, is hosting an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.

Posted 08/09/2011 14:18


IMEM Workshop: Overcoming measurement differences and missing data to estimate international migration flows in Europe

Data on people's movements are often inconsistent and inaccurate because of difficulties in collecting accurate migrant information and different concepts of migrants. So, without these data, how does one understand the causes and consequences of international movements in Europe?

Posted 22/06/2011 10:18


New Demographics and The Housing System

How are current and future changes in the composition and formation of households being met by the UK's housing system? How does housing availability and the use of housing equity impact on demography?

Posted 06/05/2011 14:05


The Population Investigation Committee: its history and influence over the last 75 years

The Population Investigation Committee, a small independent research group, was founded in 1936 and since World War II has been housed at the London School of Economics. Prof. Sir Tony Wrigley, Chairman of the Population Investigation Committee 1984-1991 chaired an afternoon symposium to celebrate the launch of the historical archives of the PIC at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre on Friday 18 February 2011. Abstracts and recordings of the presentations can be found below;

Posted 29/03/2011 16:55


Director of CPC taking part in Population Europe event

Jane Falkingham is taking part in a Population Europe event at the Belgium Royal Academy of Sciences in Brussels on 'Inside the Pyramid: New Policy Challenges and Opportunities of Population Ageing and Decline in Europe' on 13th October 2010.

Posted 20/09/2010 16:21


CPC Director talks at Cafe Scientifique, Isle of Wight

Professor Jane Falkingham was invited to speak about "population change in the UK" to over 75 members of the public at the Isle of Wight's Cafe Scientifique.

Posted 16/01/2013 10:17


CPC Supports Young Statisticians

CPC are pleased to sponsor The Young Statisticians' Meeting 2011, an annual conference organised by career young statisticians. The event is specifically tailored to the needs of statisticians and researchers in the first ten years of relevant career. It is an excellent opportunity to network amongst peers, present research in a friendly atmosphere and discover a variety of other statistical topics currently being researched. YSM 2011 is being held at the University of Southampton, on the 12th-14th April 2011.

Posted 25/08/2010 14:57


CPC at the British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference 2010

CPC members presented papers and chaired sessions at the British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference. This year the conference was held at the University of Exeter between the 13th and 15th September.

Posted 03/08/2010 15:11


CPC Director presents at the British Science Festival

'Population Change in the UK' was the title of the talk that Jane Falkingham presented at the British Science Festival at Aston University on 17th September 2010. Jane's talk was attended by over 80 people, many of whom were members of the general public.

Posted 20/09/2010 16:05


CPC at the European Population Conference 2010

In September, members of the ESRC Centre for Population Change presented their work at the European Population Conference 2010 in Vienna. Members also chaired sessions and presented posters.

Posted 30/07/2010 15:54


PopFest 2010

The eighteenth PopFest Conference was held at the University of St Andrews in association with the University of Dundee, from 28th to 30th June. PopFest is an annual conference organised by postgraduates from all disciplines studying any aspect of population and demography. The two keynote speakers, Tomas Sobotka and Catherine de Wenden, attracted a good and appreciative audience, and the postgraduate presenters delivered a range of interesting and diverse papers, each session ably chaired by fellow post-graduates. The most valuable element for the post-graduates was feedback from the floor and follow-up discussion stimulated by each presentation.

Posted 14/12/2009 15:59


CPC @ 'The Changing Face of Scotland' event

Four academics from The Centre for Population Change took part in an event to explore demographic change and patterns of migration within Scotland on the 18th March 2010. Allan Findlay, Elspeth Graham, Chris Wilson and Robert Wright contributed the latest evidence to the debate on demographic change in Scotland and it's likely impact on service provision.

Posted 15/04/2010 13:55


Second ESRC/CASS Conference organised by CPC

St Andrews was the venue for the second joint ESRC/CASS Conference on Migration & Labour Markets on 12th-14th June 2010. The conference included presentations from both CPC members, other academics and members of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in several research debates.

Posted 05/07/2010 15:12


A level Students learn about leaving home

On 12th March 2010, the ESRC Centre for Population Change hosted an event for 'A'level sociology students from Taunton's college as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. More than 60 students took part in the interactive workshop, entitled 'Leaving home in the 21st Century'. During the day, the students learned about current and historical trends in the living arrangements of young people, with an opportunity to discuss their own housing needs and aspirations with expert speakers. Activities included preparing a weekly budget for young people in different social and financial circumstances, brainstorming on the meaning of 'adulthood', and mapping out possible trajectories of home, work and family on leaving the parental home. The day was felt to be a great success as a learning experience for both the participants and the organisers.

Posted 31/03/2010 16:32


CPC at the Employability of Older People Workshop

Professor Robert Wright gave a keynote speech at the 'Employability of Older People Workshop' held by the Employment Research Institute in July 2009. The workshop aimed to discuss some of the main issues regarding older people in the workforce including; how organisations and society might change to meet the needs of an ageing society and how we can improve participation of older people in the workforce and still help younger people in work.

Posted 19/11/2009 16:48


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