2021 International Population Conference

The IUSSP International Population Conference (IPC) is the world’s largest international scientific conference on population and demography. The conference brings together researchers, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines and from across the globe, to present and discuss the latest research on a broad range of contemporary population issues.


Research Leader Sessions organized by the Population Council: 

  • Family Planning in India during FP2020: Progress and Lessons for FP2030
    Monday, 6 December | 8:00–9:30 GMT
  • Addressing the Needs of Marginalized Populations Impacted by Climate Change: Evidence Gaps at the Intersection of the Population and Climate Sciences | Population Council initiative on Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC)
    Wednesday, 8 December | 16:00–17:30 GMT
  • Building Trust in India’s Data Ecosystem: A Model of Change
    Thursday, 9 December | 12:00–13:30 GMT
5-10 December 2021

Virtual

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Population Council Speakers

Monday, 6 December

Oral Session    |   6:00–7:30 GMT

K.G. Santhya Senior Associate

Chair, Session 4—Emotional Wellbeing of Adolescents and Young People

Research Leader Session    |   8:00–9:30 GMT

Rajib Acharya Senior Associate

Panelist, Research Leader Session 11—Family Planning in India during FP2020: Progress and Lessons for FP2030 (sponsored by the Population Council)

Oral Session    |   12:00–13:30 GMT

Francis Obare Onyango Associate II

Presenter: "Women’s autonomy and men’s concerns regarding contraception: Exploring men’s experiences with progesterone vaginal ring in three sub-Saharan African countries" (co-authors: Fatou Mbow, Saumya RamaRao, and Avishek Hazra)

Session 19—Men as Part of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Equation

Oral Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

Madhusudana Battala

Co-author: "Qualitative examination of the role and influence of mothers-in-law on young married couples’ family planning in rural Maharashtra, India" (co-authors: Anvita Dixit [presenter], Mohan Ghule, Namratha Rao, Shahina Begum, Nicole Johns, Niranjan Saggurti, Jay Silverman, Sarah Averbach, and Anita Raj)

Session 25—Challenges Facing the Young in India

Oral Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

Zeba Sathar Senior Associate & Pakistan Country Director

Chair, Session 27—Early Impacts of COVID-19 on Contraceptive and Abortion Services in LMICs

Poster Session    |   15:00–16:30 GMT

Ricardo Regules Senior Researcher

Co-author: "Multilevel exploration of factors associated with family size preferences and non-response to fertility preference questions in Mexico’s National Demographic Dynamics Survey" (Ana Ruth Escoto Castillo, presenter)

Poster Session 3

Oral Session    |   16:00–17:30 GMT

Sajeda Amin Senior Associate

Chair, Session 35—Gender Inequalities: Drivers and Impacts

Poster Session    |   17:00–18:30 GMT

Avishek Hazra Senior Program Officer III

Presenter: "Improving income and empowering self-help group members through a goat rearing initiative in Bihar, India" (co-authors: Shivani Singh, Supriya Verma, Ankit Nanda, Ruchika Mathur, and Surendra Singh)

Poster Session 5

Oral Session    |   18:00–19:30 GMT

Hamidreza Zoraghein Associate I

Presenter: "Toward a universal urbanization analysis for subnational territories by exploring differences between official and global remote sensing-based sources" (co-author: Leiwen Jiang)

Session 38—New Methods and Measures in Urbanization (Session chair: Mark Montgomery)

Tuesday, 7 December

Oral Session    |   4:00–5:30 GMT

Sana Ashraf

Presenter: "Effect of COVID-19 on birth planning and contraceptive use among married women in urban India: Evidence from nine selected states" (co-authors: Ashita Munjral, Anshul Kastor, Arupendra Mozumdar, Ankita Shukla, Abhishek Kumar, Subrato Mondal, Niranjan Saggurti, and Rajib Acharya)

Session 44—Health and Reproductive Health

Oral Session    |   8:00–9:30 GMT

Annabel Erulkar Senior Associate & Ethiopia Country Director

Presenter: "Factors associated with depression among young female migrants in Ethiopia" (co-author: Girmay Medhin)

Session 50—Migrant Health

Oral Session    |   18:00–19:30 GMT

Silvana Larrea-Schiavon

Presenter: "Analyzing and adjusting item ordering to minimize respondent attrition in web-based surveys: Lessons learned from the VOCES-19 study in Mexico" (co-authors: Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Isabel Vieitez, René Nevárez, Pablo López, Nicole A. Haberland, Cristina MacGregor, and Thoai Ngô)

Session 83—Data and Methods: A Medley of Perspectives

Wednesday, 8 December

Oral Session    |   12:00–13:30 GMT

K.G. Santhya Senior Associate

Chair, Session 110—Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People

Oral Session    |   12:00–13:30 GMT

John Bongaarts Distinguished Scholar

Presenter: "The effects of family planning programs on wanted and unwanted fertility in sub-Saharan Africa"

Session 114—Population Policies and the Demographic Transition

Poster Session    |   13:00–14:30 GMT

Francis Obare Onyango Associate II

Presenter: "Using data science and machine learning techniques to understand behavioural responses to COVID-19 in Kenya" (co-authors: Louis Graham, George Odwe, Mathilde Schilling, Daniel Mwanga, Jaspreet Singh, and Eva Muluve)

Poster Session 14

Oral Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

Fatima Zahra

Presenter: "Integrating early childhood and transitions to adulthood: A life course-based investment framework for children in low and middle-income countries" (co-authors: Karen Austrian and Thoai Ngô)

Session 116—Inequalities, Health and Wellbeing

Thursday, 9 December

Oral Session    |   4:00–5:30 GMT

Rajib Acharya Senior Associate

Chair, Session 137—Nutritional Status and its Health and Socioeconomic Effects in Asia

Research Leader Session    |   12:00–13:30 GMT

Niranjan Saggurti India Country Director

Chair, Research Leader Session 153—Building Trust in India’s Data Ecosystem: A Model of Change

Oral Session    |   12:00–13:30 GMT

Ricardo Regules Senior Researcher

Presenter: "Differences in future urbanization trends across Mexican states in the context of climate change: Implications for plans, policies, and practice" (co-authors: Hamidreza Zoraghein, Isabel Vieitez, Isaías Torres, and Leiwen Jiang)

Session 156—Urban Exposure to Risk

Oral Session    |   12:00–13:30 GMT

Ricardo Regules Senior Researcher

Presenter: "Differences in future urbanization trends across Mexican states in the context of climate change: Implications for plans, policies, and practice" (co-authors: Hamidreza Zoraghein, Isabel Vieitez, Isaías Torres, and Leiwen Jiang)

Session 156—Urban Exposure to Risk

Oral Session    |   12:00–13:30 GMT

Jaleel Ahmad Senior Program Officer

Presenter: "Self-esteem and control over resources are positively associated with reporting of intimate partner violence among married with: Evidence from a cross-sectional survey in rural Uttar Pradesh, India" (co-author: Avishek Hazra)

Session 157—Female Empowerment, Fertility and Sexual Violence

Oral Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

Leiwen Jiang Senior Associate

Presenter: "How Covid-19 may affect population distributions across the US states?" (co-author: Hamidreza Zoraghein)

Session 159—Covid-19: Impacts and Methodological Challenges

Oral Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

Eva Ireri Muluve Program Officer II

Presenter: "Methodological adaptations using mobile phone surveys to inform Covid-19 response in Kenya" (co-authors: Daniel Mwanga, Faith Mbushi, Beth Kangwana, Timothy Abuya, Daniel Osuka, and  Karen Austrian)

Session 159—Covid-19: Impacts and Methodological Challenges

Oral Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

Jessie Pinchoff Associate II; Co-Lead of Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis Initiative

Presenter: "Classifying sub-populations vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19 in urban informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya: An exploratory analysis using unsupervised learning" (co-authors: Nandita Rajshekhar, Christopher Boyer, Timothy Abuya, Eva Muluve, Daniel Mwanga, Faith Mbushi, and Karen Austrian)

Session 159—Covid-19: Impacts and Methodological Challenges

Research Leader Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

Zeba Sathar Senior Associate & Pakistan Country Director

Presenter: "More than 50% urban, a possible game changer for Pakistan’s slow and staggered fertility transition?" (co-authors: G.M. Arif and Maqsood Sadiq)

Research Leader Session 163: New Evidence on Urban Fertility and Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Poster Session    |   15:00–16:30 GMT

Jessie Pinchoff Associate II; Co-Lead of Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis Initiative

Co-author: "Adolescent urban migration and schooling in sub-Saharan Africa" (co-authors: Sophia Chae [presenter] and Mark R. Montgomery)

Poster Session 20

Friday, 10 December

Oral Session    |   4:00–5:30 GMT

Supriya Verma

Presenter: "Association of women’s empowerment with reproductive and maternal health practices: Evidence from a cross-sectional study with women self-help group members in rural India" (co-authors: Avishek Hazra and Laili Irani)

Session 178—Empowerment and Equity in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Services

Oral Session    |   4:00–5:30 GMT

Raj Kumar Verma

Presenter: "Effect of behavior change communication through women’s groups on maternal health care practices in rural India: A hierarchical modeling approach"

Session 178—Empowerment and Equity in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Services

Poster Session    |   9:00–10:30 GMT

Madhusudana Battala

Presenter: "Association between the financial security of women and modern contraceptive use in rural Maharashtra, India" (co-authors: Shahina Begum, Anvita Dixit, Sarah Averbach, Nicole Johns, Mohan Ghule, Niranjan Saggurti, and Anita Raj)

Poster Session 21

Poster Session    |   9:00–10:30 GMT

Arupendra Mozumdar

Presenter: "Urban-rural differences in coverage and utilization of family planning services in India during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020" (co-authors: Abhishek Kumar, Sana Ashraf, Anshul Kastor, Ashita Munjral, Ankita Shukla, Subrato Mondal, Niranjan Saggurti, and Rajib Acharya)

Poster Session 21

Oral Session    |   10:00–11:30 GMT

Raj Kumar Verma

Presenter: "Stable and non-stable momentum of population growth: Examining the dominating effect of younger age-structure over fast fertility decline in Indian states"

Session 184—Strengthening the Evidence Base for Inclusive Population Policies

Oral Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

George Odwe Senior Program Officer I

Co-author: "Examining strength of future fertility preferences: A longitudinal study in Kenya and Bangladesh" (co-authors: Kazuyo Machiyama [presenter], Joyce N. Mumah, Fauzia Akhter Huda, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Francis Obare, John B. Casterline, and John G. Cleland)

Session 194—Economy, Education, and Fertility

Oral Session    |   14:00–15:30 GMT

Sajeda Amin Senior Associate

Chair, Session 198—Disadvantage, Opportunity and Inequality

Oral Session    |   18:00–19:30 GMT

Lina López-Lalinde

Presenter: "Exploring wealth-based inequalities in the repercussions of COVID-19 mitigation measures on adolescents and young adults in Mexico" (co-authors: Silvana Larrea Schiavon, Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Isabel Vieitez, René Nevárez, Pablo López, Nicole A. Haberland, Cristina MacGregor, and Thoai Ngô)

Session 202—COVID-19 and Widening Inequalities

Oral Session    |   18:00–19:30 GMT

Jessie Pinchoff Associate II; Co-Lead of Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis Initiative

Presenter: "Is living in a region with high groundwater arsenic contamination associated with adverse reproductive health outcomes? An analysis using nationally representative data from India" (co-authors: Brent Monseur, Sapna Desai, Katelyn Koons, Ruben Alvero, and Michelle Hindin)

Session 204—Multidimensional Links: Environmental Conditions, Fertility, and Reproductive and Maternal Health