CFP: Health and Society in South Asia

Health and Society in South Asia Conference

April 10, 2017

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


The Penn Demography Club is pleased to announce a one-day “Health and Society in South Asia” Conference scheduled for April 10th, 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference is designed to connect graduate students, early career researchers, and more established scholars who conduct high-quality research on contemporary population issues in South Asia. The conference will feature one-hour presentations from three established scholars and two sessions of shorter presentations from junior scholars (such as graduate student or post-doctoral fellows). We anticipate that the small size of the conference will enable active discussion between participants and create lasting connections between researchers of South Asia.


Call for papers


We invite graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to submit a short abstract (300 words) and an extended abstract (1000 words) or working paper on original quantitative research on population in South Asia with a focus on the following topics:

  • social stratification, mobility, and inequality
  • gender, marriage, and family
  • poverty and development
  • aging, health, and mortality

Six individuals will be selected to give 15-minute presentations. Submit papers through this online form by March 1. Please do not submit more than two papers as a first author and indicate if you require funding for travel in the submission—we have limited funding to help graduate students attend. We will inform participants if they were selected by March 8.


For any questions, contact the conference organizers at


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