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    CPC at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting

    CPC members will be heading to Austin, Texas, for the Population Association of America (PAA) 2019 Annual Meeting between 10-13 April. The meeting brings together demographers, social and health scientists from the United States and abroad. Since PAA’s first conference in 1930, much important research has been presented and discussed on topics ranging from migration to sexual reproductive health to race and gender issues.

    CPC members have been regulars at PAA over the last ten years, expanding our reach and contributing to the international academic community. Take a look at who's there and the research being presented this year:

    Brienna Perelli-Harris has organised and will be chairing session 66, Union Formation.

    Heini Vaisanen has organised and will be chairing session 113, Low fertility and childlessness

    Exploring the local variation in England's teenage fertility reduction, through two decades of dramatic decline
    Katie Heap, Ann Berrington, Roger Ingham
    This paper considers the decline of teenage conception rates in the wider English context of societal changes: rising post-compulsory educational aspirations; changing teenage ethnic composition; increased deprivation associated with economic recession and Government austerity post-2008; and the ten-year governmental Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS).

    Combining the annual population survey and facebook advertising data for estimating the European migrant population in the UK
    Francesco Rampazzo and Jakub Bijak
    The aim of this work is to complement the Annual Population Survey with data from the Facebook Advertising Platform. The advantage of this model is that it considers the limitations of the datasets and provides probability distributions to model the issue. The researchers are exploring whether combining survey data with digital data might help in providing a more up-to-date picture of migrations stocks within one country.

    The education and economic situation of cohabiting and married fathers before and after the great recession in Europe
    Anna Garriga and Brienna Perelli-Harris
    Here the researchers use 2016 EU-SILC data in 21 European countries to study the association between partnership type and different dimensions of employment: full or part-time employment, temporary or permanent contracts, and occupational status. Results from 2016 indicate that cohabiting fathers have lower education and lower occupational status, and are less likely to have full-time, permanent employment than married fathers.

    Indirect estimation of induced abortion and its determinants in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Heini Vaisanen and Jason Hilton
    There is a lack of international comparisons of abortion levels and age-specific abortion rates. This study evaluates two methods of indirect estimation of abortion incidence by age group and applies them using Demographic and Health Surveys from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda.

    Contemporary patterns of unintended pregnancy resolution in low and middle income countries
    Heini Vaisanen and Ewa Batyra
    Around 40% of pregnancies worldwide are unintended and a half of those are terminated. Few international comparisons of unintended pregnancy (UIP) resolution (choosing birth or abortion) exist. The researchers analysed parous women in Demographic and Health Surveys from 12 countries using logistic regression. The research shows family composition (number and gender of children), fertility desires (difference between ‘ideal’ and actual family size), contraceptive use before pregnancy, and time since last birth were associated with the likelihood of experiencing an UIP; and choosing unintended birth or abortion.

    Cross-National and Subnational Fertility Across Europe
    Nicholas Campisi
    This project focuses on spatial trends in local fertility patterns in 21 European countries by using small spatial units to explore persistent patterns of low fertility in (urban) areas with high population density and higher fertility in neighbouring (rural) units.

    For further information on the meeting and to see the full programme, please visit the PAA 2019 Annual Meeting website. You can also follow live conference activities on Twitter #PAA2019

    Posted 28/03/2019 11:20