Australian Population Association Conference 2014

Australian Population Association Conference 2014
Wednesday 18 February 2015

APA logoADSRI was well represented at the Australian Population Association Conference, 'Australia's population in a global world', held in Hobart from 3-5 December 2014. The Australian National University was one of the sponsors of the conference.

Edith Gray was the Conference Convenor with Ann Evans and Amina Keygan also on the Organising Committee. They were assisted by Lara Wiseman and Sue Trevenar.

More information and abstracts of papers can be found in the Conference Handbook.

The following people chaired sessions at the conference:

  • Ann Evans, Fertility
  • David Lucas, Historical demography
  • Sophie Pennec, Demographic data and methods
  • Rebecca Kippen, Mortality and population ageing
  • Terry Hull, Chinese demography; Health, wellbeing and morbidity
  • James Raymer, Regional population issues
  • Zhongwei Zhao, Internal migration in China; Mortality and population ageing
  • Gordon Carmichael, Indigenous demography
  • Liz Allen, Health and ageing
  • Barbara Edgar, International migration, migrant populations and ethnicity
  • Ann Evans, Youth
  • Amina Keygan, Population and development
  • Edith Gray, Population-related issues

Plenary speaker

Rebecca Kippen (with Natalie Jackson), Tasmania's population: Past, present and future

Papers presented

  • Jeofrey Abalos, Gender differences in health expectancy among older persons in the Philippines
  • Gordon Carmichael, Estimating paternity in Australia, 1976-2010
  • Ha Dao, Mobile phone and gender-power relations in mother-away families
  • Barbara Edgar, Ethnic concentration, socioeconomic disadvantage and labour market outcomes in Sydney and Melbourne, 2011
  • Ann Evans and Edith Gray, Gendered dimensions of living apart together relationships
  • Alice Falkiner, The effects of dual caring: Investigating the impact of combining informal care with other child care responsibilities
  • Terrence H. Hull, Confusion in the measure of Indonesian maternal mortality ratio trends
  • Amina Keygan, Australian men’s intentions for children: What determines them?
  • David Lucas and Barbara Edgar, The Africa-born in Australia, 2011: Employment and education
  • Fei Mao, What factors contributed to family changes during China’s rapid economic development?
  • Rebecca Kippen (with Janet McCalman), The Founders and Survivors Ships Project: life courses of convicts transported to Tasmania, 1812–53
  • Helen Moyle, The historical decline of fertility in Tasmania, Australia: When did it begin and to what extent was it due to ‘stopping’ or ‘spacing’ behaviours
  • Reiko Okumura-Rougeaux, Pathways to employment: Experiences among youth in Indonesia
  • Sophie Pennec et al, Where do people live during their last month of live: is there an age effect?
  • Mahin Raissi and Robert Ackland, Homogeneity in personal networks of Australians aged 50 years and over: evidence from Facebook
  • James Raymer, Developing a projection model for Australia's Indigenous interregional migrants
  • Jyotsna Tamang, Risky sexual behaviour among young men in Nepal
  • Zhongwei Zhao and Robert Attenborough, The survival of lineage populations in the past: A simulation study
  • Zhongwei Zhao, Yan Zhu and Edward Jow-Ching Tu, The impact of extreme temperature on mortality


  • Liz Allen,  Unravelling the direct and indirect contributions to child excess weight
  • Brian Houle et al, Interviewers, respondents, and sexual behaviour reporting in rural South Africa

3-Minute Thesis Competition

Alice FalkinerThree ADSRI PhD Candidates entered the 3-Minute Thesis Competition with Alice Falkiner (pictured) winning. The students and their topics were:

  • Alice Falkiner, Dual Carers in Australia: An Examination of the Experiences of Australians with Dual Caring Responsibilities
  • Amina Keygan, Australian men's intentions for children - what determines them?
  • Reiko Okumura-Rougeaux, Pathways to employment: Experiences among youth in Indonesia



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