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World Population Deputy Program Director Raya Muttarak is organizing a cyberseminar in the context of the Population and Environment Networks (PERN) that she is also chairing. The cyberseminar provides a platform for dynamic engagement between scientists from different disciplinary communities to advance the conversation centered on the nexus of population-climate change-food security. [...]
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, one of the most urgent policy issues is to gain a better understanding of the extent and ways in which demographics have determined different patterns of mortality in European countries due to the virus, and whether and how the pandemic and its economic consequences will affect population dynamics in the future. European demographers have been intensively working on these questions since the pandemic began. This policy brief offers an overview of the most important crisis outcomes identified by the demographic community in Europe to date, and points towards the pivotal trends that need to be tackled in the coming months. [...]
This technical brief highlights relevant initiatives underway in UNFPA offices worldwide to respond to the rights and needs of older persons in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]
by Alberto Palloni (CSIC) & Stephan Walter (Rey Juan Carlos University)
Palloni & Walter explore possible causes of differences in fatality rates due to COVID-19 by gender, country, and region. These explanations include comparability of statistics and accounting of cases; variance in resources and capacity to cope with the pandemic; population health composition; and most notably, biology and epigenetics. [...]
COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact. At Spatial Demography we are interested in papers across a broad array of topics related to this epidemic that include but would not be limited to studies on geographic and temporal variation in mortality, preparedness, access to human and infrastructural resources, enactment (and enforcement) of policies, information dissemination, human spatial behaviors, co-morbidity but also non-COVID-19 health service use and impact. The journal would welcome contributions on the use of innovative data, measurement, models, and methods. [...]
Special Issue EditorDr. María José González WebsiteGuest Editor Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 08005, Barcelona, SpainInterests: family sociology; gender inequalities; childhood; family policies; social inequalities Special Issue Information Dear colleagues, [...]
Special Issue: Space and Health
The aim of this special issue is to bring together research from different fields to discuss the importance of the spatial and geographical dimension of health, particularly in the context of pandemics and the COVID-19 crisis. [...]
IJPDS presents a call for manuscripts for a special issue on ‘Population Data Science for COVID-19’, with a deadline of 31st July 2020. [...]
The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) is working to provide free access to data organized by sex, age group, and place of COVID-19-related deaths. The data are centralized, analysed, and provided on a dedicated website. [...]

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