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About IASP :

A long felt need to have a professional association for Indian demographers got materialized during 1970 with necessary guidance, encouragement and active support of Prof Asok Mitra and Shri A. Chandra Sekhar, successive Registrar Generals and Census Commissioners of India. A small preparatory committee, formed for the purpose, discussed the steps necessary to establish the association and delegated the responsibility of drafting the Memorandum of Association together with its Rules and Regulations and that of making necessary arrangements for its registration under the Societies Act to a subcommittee comprising Shri S. P. Jain and Shri R. P. Goyal. Finally the Association was registered in February, 1971 under the name of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). The first adhoc Executive Committee (EC) was formed with Prof. Ashok Mitra as president and Prof. Ashis Bose as General Secretary. Demography India – the professional journal of the IASP was registered in 1972 and also the first seminar of the association was conducted at IEG, Delhi to discuss the results of 1971 census. The duly elected EC took over in 1973 and the first full pledged conference was held at IIPS, Bombay Since then IASP has been regularly conducting the annual conferences across India.

To its credit IASP hosted the XXI General Conference of IUSSP at Delhi in Sept 1989 and again proposes to host the same in 2021 in India.

SubThemes for 39th Annual Conference

1 Population and Gender
1.1 Mortality and Gender
1.2 Gender and health
1.3 Gender and nutrition
1.4 Disease burden, Morbidity and gender
1.5 Education, and Livelihood by Gender
1.6 Work participation and Gender
1.7 Political Participation and Gender

2 Population and Environment
2.1 Climate change and population
2.2 Climate change and food security
2.3 Population and sustainable development
2.4 Population and Disasters

3 Fertility and Family Planning
3.1 Fertility Trends and Differentials
3.2 Trends in family planning use and unmet need

4 Reproductive and sexual health
4.1 Maternal health and mortality
4.2 Sexual health and HIV/AIDS
4.3 Abortions- trends and determinants
4.4 Violence and abuse – children, adolescents and women

5 Ageing and Emerging Issues
5.1 Health, nutrition and wellbeing of Elderly
5.2 Living arrangements, Social, Economic and Physical security and abuse of Elderly
5.3 Needs of Elderly, Policy and programme Initiatives

6 Children and adolescents
6.1 Health status, issues and concerns
6.2 Nutrition status, issues and concerns
6.3 Child survival and mortality including IMR and U5MR

7 Health : Status, Policies and Programmes
7.1 Mental Health
7.2 Urban health
7.3 Tribal health
7.4 Rural health
7.5 Universal health coverage and insurance
7.6 Health Management Information System

8 Migration and Urbanisation
8.1 Migration and Gender issues
8.2 Urbanisation and gender issues
8.3 Urban development including SMART cities

Short abstract of 300 words and extended abstract of 2 pages ( 1000 words) are to be submitted online


Single author papers on the conference theme /sub themes are invited from young scholars (below 30 years of age) for Dr. Chandrasekharan award. Authors of the papers selected by the Screening Committee would be invited for presentation during the Annual Conference. The eligible members are requested to send the abstract by May 20, 2018 (through email as word document along with age proof) and full paper by June 15, 2018 to the IASP Secretariat (iasp.india@gmail.com). The author of the selected paper would be intimated by July 10 ,2018. The first and the second best papers will be presented Dr. Chandrasekharan Award during the annual conference. The young scholars whose papers are selected will be reimbursed up to maximum AC-3 Tier train fare for their travel if requested in advance. Please note that the paper should not be of joint authorship.

The abstract as well as full paper should be sent through e mail and no on line submission for this category please.

The annual award in memory of Prof K B Pathak would be presented in the annual conference of IASP to the author of the best paper in the field of Population and Health with significant contribution in terms of methodological innovation. The papers must have been papers published in any refereed journal on Population/Demography and Health in the past two years. The author applying for the award must be below 40 years of age. The papers along with age proof must be sent to the IASP Secretariat (Sigma Research and Consulting, C23, South Extension I, New Delhi – 110 049) before June 15, 2018.

This award in memory of Prof S N Singh would be presented to the authors of the best poster presented in the annual conference of IASP. Selection would be made by a committee.

Best technical and substantive papers published in Demography India would be selected by the committee and the award would be presented at the annual conference.

Conference Date: September 18-20, 2018