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IIPS Seminar

Seminar dates: 07 – 09 March, 2019

Important Dates

Title Details
Last date for abstract submission 27-01-2019
Notification of accepted papers 01-02-2019
Full paper submission 27-02-2019
Registration fee(non-refundable)
Rs. 1500/- (from 25 February onwards)
All correspondence to be sent electronically to


  • Marriage, Fertility and Family Planning
    • Marriage and Family
    • Female education, Employment and Fertility
    • Abortion and Pregnancy Outcome
    • Family Planning and Unmet Need
  • Adolescent Health and Well Being
    • Parental Influence on Child and Adolescent
    • Substance Abuse and Risky Behaviours
    • Youth and Employment
    • Reproductive Behaviour and Sexual Health
  • Environment and Population Health
    • Geographical Disparities in Health
    • Environmental Influence on Health
    • WASH and its Linkages with Health
    • Climate Change and Disaster Management
    • Nutrition and Food Security
  • Health Care System and Policy
    • Healthcare Expenditure and Financing
    • Health policies and Programmes
    • Diseases and Healthcare
  • Rural Poverty, Unemployment and Migration
    • Wage Employment and Migration
    • Remittances and Rural Development
    • Agricultural Distress and Migration
    • Left-behind women/families
  • Population Ageing
    • Population Aging and Health
    • Elderly Care and Living Arrangement
    • Social security and policy
  • Gender Issues
  • Data and Demographic Methods

Background of the Seminar :

With a population of 1.3 billion, India is passing through remarkable demographic changes over the last few decades with variation across the states. Some of the states have attained below replacement level fertility, while in other states fertility is well above this level. The infant mortality rate in the country has declined over the years. Although the access to health care, especially maternal and child health care have tremendously improved after the launch of National Rural Health Mission, yet the average out-of-pocket expenditure for delivery is still considerable in both private and public health facility. The institutional delivery in India has increased remarkably and is close to 80 percent, but as low as 33 percent in state like Nagaland. Early marriage, teenage pregnancy, child bearing, unsafe delivery are still issues in many states. The imbalance economic development and climate change has also led to migration of population within the country, exposing them to risky health behaviours and threat to infectious diseases.

The demographic change experienced over the years has been felt differently across the country. For instance, though most of the states in India have attained below replacement level fertility, the level is still very high in states like Bihar and Meghalaya. Despite having favourable social status in terms of higher age at marriage, literacy rate and low mortality, fertility remains high in some states. Women's empowerment, spousal violence, and substance abuse are issues yet to be addressed, whereas ageing, non-communicable diseases, tourism and health, etc., are some of the emerging issues. Remittances from migration have huge economic and social implications in some states. The mechanism of social conflicts, substance abuse, left-behind women, urban-centric migration; agricultural distress leading to migration, contribution of migration in rural development, inequality and health implications arising out of migration needs deeper understanding. The country's vast rugged topography, harsh climatic conditions and natural disaster are additional features that affected the demographic and health characteristics of the country.

The seminar intends to focus on the interplay of population dynamics, health and socio-economic development linkages through the above mentioned themes.

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

Individual who is working or doing research in the areas of population, health, and development are invited to submit their research paper on or before 27th January, 2019. Authors are requested to submit online abstract of 300 words and extended abstract of 2-3 pages) (the submission link is ) In case of any difficulty in online submission, the abstract or paper can be sent to . Abstracts must contain objectives, data and methods, and findings, along with name(s) of author(s), designation, current affiliations /university/ institute and email.

Financial Support :

Financial Support The organizers will provide local hospitality to all registered participants during the seminar. Travel expenses of only one presenting author of each accepted paper, traveling from any place in India will be reimbursed up to AC-III tier train fare (not premium) or equivalent bus fare via shortest route. However, participants are also encouraged to explore their own source of financial support to meet travel expenses and registration fee. Travel grant is subject to the submission of full paper on or before the deadline mentioned. Foreign participants or students (not studying in India) have to arrange their own travel expenses.

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad

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