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The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography promotes work of contemporary relevance that applies a historical perspective. Connections over time, whether across different segments of the life course, or across generations, are now an area of convergent interest among multiple disciplines, including sociology, economics, demography, and public health. Specific topics of common interest are the influence of conditions earlier in life on outcomes later in life, intergenerational associations in social, economic, and demographic outcomes, socioeconomic differences in health status and demographic outcomes, and the influence of industrialization and modernization on such patterns and relationships. Historical population databases currently under expansion in a variety of locations around the world provide longitudinal data on individuals and households across multiple generations and are especially amenable to the examination of such issues.
Session on The Emergence of Socioeconomic Differences in Mortality, 18th to 20th Century, at the XV World Economic History Congress
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3-7 August 2009.
Session on Mortality Differences by Socioeconomic Status – Emergence and Divergence at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Long Beach (California), USA, 12-15 November 2009.
International Seminar on Demographic Responses to Sudden Economic and Environmental Change
Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, 21-23 May 2009
International seminar on Social Mobility and Demographic Behaviour: A Long Term Perspective
Los Angeles, USA 11-13 December 2008
International Seminar on The Emergence of Social Differences in Mortality: Time Trends, Causes, and Reactions
Alghero, Italy 29-30 May 2008
Programme of past activities