Council Commentary

Call for Abstracts: 50th Anniversary Special Issue of Population and Development Review

Population and Development Review, a journal of the Population Council, seeks abstracts (250–400 words) and extended abstracts (2–4 pages) for potential contributions to Population Challenges in the 21st Century: Looking Backward, Looking Forward, a special issue to mark the 50th anniversary of the journal.

The special issue will publish in 2024. We are looking for papers analyzing critical population issues, relationships between population and human welfare/societal challenges/development/environment, and policies or programs addressing adverse demographic trends.

Papers may present novel empirical evidence or offer a review, reflection, or commentary on these issues of importance today or in the future.

A focus on social equity and justice dimensions is welcome.

Papers should have a broad regional or global perspective and ideally contribute to policy debates.

Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2022

Send abstracts to: Rachel Friedman, Senior Managing Editor,

Authors will be notified about abstracts by September 1, 2022. Invited papers are due July 1, 2023.