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.
The 2012 European Population Conference was held at the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA). On 13th June Francois Heran, President of European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and Elizabeth Thomson, chair of Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) opened the Conference. Keynote addresses followed from Gosta Esping-Andersen (Universitat Popeu Fabra), Frances Goldschneider (University of Maryland and Brown University, Peter McDonald (Australian National University) and Lena Sommestad (Social Democratic Party, Sweden).
The following day a full programme of parallel sessions began and continued until the afternoon of the 16th. Thursday concluded with the EAPS general Assembly with a keynote address given by James Vaupel (founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock) and the Laureate Ceremony to honor Graziella Caselli (awarded the 2012 IUSSP Laureate Award) and James Vaupel (awarded the European Latisis Prize 2011).
The City of Stockholm hosted the conference reception on the evening of the 15th, in the magnificent City Hall, famous for hosting the annual Nobel Prize banquet. The closing statement and presentation of the Gunther Beyer Award and Poster Awards was given by President of EAPS Francesco Billari. The Gunther Beyer Award was won by Stefan Oberg, University of Gothenburg for his paper "Socioeconomic differences in height among young men in southern Sweden, 1818-1968". A full list of Poster Award winners can be found here.
The three and a half days of presentations covered a wide range of topics including; "health and wellbeing at older ages", "fertility data and measures", "development and environment", "causes of death", "survey methodology" and "policy issues". Twenty members of CPC attended to present papers and posters, exchange ideas with other experts, gain feedback and hear about the work of others. CPC Director Jane Falkingham chaired a session on "development and environment", CPC co-Director Maria Evandrou chaired a session on "ageing in place and older migrants", CPC modelling strand leader James Raymer chaired a session on "data issues of internal migration" and cpc's Ann Berrington chaired a session on "non-standard family living arrangements".
Links to abstracts of CPC staff members papers can be found below;
COHABITATION, LEGAL POLICIES, AND CULTURAL SYSTEMS: DIVERGENCE ACROSS POST-SOVIET SPACE
Olga G. Isupova and Brienna Perelli-Harris
THE IMPACT OF WOMEN'S RELATIVE EARNINGS AND ENDER EQUITY ON THE RECUPERATION OF FERTILITY AMONG OLDER COUPLES IN BRITAIN Ann M. Berrington and Serena Pattaro
FAMILY MATTERS: MIGRATION AND CHILDBEARING DECISIONS OF 'NEW POLES' IN THE UK Paulina Trevena, Derek McGhee and Sue Heath
THE DEMOGRAPHY OF LIVING ALONE IN MID-LIFE: A TYPOLOGY OF SOLO-LIVING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM Jane C. Falkingham, Dieter H. Demey, Ann M. Berrington and Maria Evandrou
INTEGRATED MODELLING OF EUROPEAN MIGRATION: A FIRST LOOK AT THE FINAL RESULTS BY AGE AND SEX James Raymer, Jonathan J. Forster, Peter W.F. Smith, Jakub Bijak and Arkadiusz Wisniowski
TRANSITIONS INTO SHELTERED ACCOMMODATION AND RESIDENTIAL CARE IN LATER LIFE: EVIDENCE FROM THE BRITISH HOUSEHOLD PANEL SURVEY (1991-2008) Maria Evandrou, Jane C. Falkingham, Olga Maslovskaya and Athina Vlachantoni
THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL MARITAL DISRUPTION ON THE OBLIGATIONS OF MID-LIFE 'ADULT CHILDREN' TO CARE Joanna Sage, Maria Evandrou and Jane C. Falkingham
ESTIMATING THE FERTILITY OF RECENT MIGRANTS TO ENGLAND AND WALES (1991-2001): IS THERE AN ELEVATED LEVEL OF FERTILITY AFTER MIGRATION? James Robards, Ann M. Berrington and Andy Hinde
HOW REAL ARE REPRODUCTIVE GOALS? UNCERTAINTY AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF FERTILITY PREFERENCES
Maire Ni Bhrolchain and Eva Beaujouan
IS THE BOOMERANG GENERATION OF YOUNG ADULTS A REAL PHENOMENON? RETURNING HOME IN YOUNG ADULTHOOD IN THE UK Juliet A. Stone, Ann M. Berrington and Jane C. Falkingham
EARLY CHILDBEARING AND SUBSEQUENT ECONOMIC WELL-BEING: A CROSS-NATIONAL COMPARISON James Raymo, Marcia J. Carlson, Brienna Perelli-Harris, Miho Iwasawa and So-jung Lim
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU. PARTNERSHIP CONTEXT OF FIRST CONCEPTIONS AND BIRTHS IN HUNGARYJulia Mikolai
MORTALITY PROJECTION INCORPORATING MODEL UNCERTAINTY Jonathan J. Forster and Xiaoling Ou
BAYESIAN COHORT COMPONENT POPULATION PROJECTIONS: AN EXPLORATION OF DIFFERENT MODEL SPECIFICATIONS Peter W.F. Smith and James Raymer
Posters by CPC members;
COHORT CHANGES IN FIRST BIRTH RECOUPERATION RATES BY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
CROSS NATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN CONTINUING CHILDBEARING IN RE-PARTNERING - THE ROLE OF PARTNERSHIP CONTEXT