30th Annual Conference
of IASP at Banglore
Population, Gender and Health
October 17-19, 2008
Thirtieth Annual Conference of IASP was held at the Institute for
Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore during 17-19 October,
2008 with the major theme being “Population, Gender and Health”
and following sub-themes:
Population Policy and Programmes National Rural Health Mission NRHM);
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY); Maternal Mortality and Neonatal
Population Census 2011
Urbanization and Health
Health and HIV/AIDS.
inaugural session of the conference, Dr. K.C.Chakrabarty, CMD, Punjab
National Bank gave the inaugural address while Dr. Purnima Mane,
Deputy Executive Director, UNFPA gave the keynote address.
session, six eminent Demographers namely Prof. Tara Kanitkar, Prof.
B.D.Misra, Prof. K.S.Srikantan, Prof. P.H.Rayappa, Prof. P.P.Talwar
and Prof. P.N.Mari Bhat (Posthumously) were felicitated by IASP for
their out standing contribution to Population Science in general and
IASP in particular.
proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference in the form of a published
book was released “Population, Poverty and Health: Some Analytical
Approaches” was released during the conference. Two other books
released in the conference include: “Institutional Provision &Care for
Aged : Perspectives for Asia &Europe” by S I Rajan et al and
“Sexuality and Sexual Behaviour among Unmarried Young Boys :
Explorations from Rural and Urban Settings for Tamil Nadu” by
conference, George Simmons Memorial Lecture was given by Prof. Amy
Tsui, Johns Hopkins University, USA and Prof. P.N.Mari Bhat Memorial
Oration by Prof. Tim Dyson, London School of Economics, United
Plenary Sessions, ten Technical Sessions and four Poster Sessions were
organized during the conference with more than 70 oral presentations
and more than 80 poster presentations.
Meeting of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee held at ISEC,
Bangalore on 16.10.2008 approved the membership application of 24 Life
and 20 Annual members for admission to IASP. And the General body
meeting of the IASP was held on Oct 18, 2008.
Chandrasekharan memorial award presentation was organized as commonly
done in the IASP conferences. Six papers were presented by the young
scholars and the Evaluators selected two papers for the award. The
young scholars selected for the award include : Ms. Priyanka Dixit for
her paper on Fertility Change and its Determinants in India: A
decomposition Analysis and Mr. Avishek Hazra for his paper on Health
Insurance and Health Care Utilization in India: An Empirical Study
with Special Reference to Social Health Insurance.
best posters selected for the Dr. S.N. Singh award include: Praveen
Kumar Pathak for the paper on Socioeconomic Inequalities in
Utilization of Delivery Care Services in India, Samik Chowdhury for
the paper on Economic Burden of Illness among Urban Poor: A Case Study
of Selected Slums in Delhi, Rajan Kumar, K for the paper on Fertility
Change in Uttar Pradesh: A Parity Progression Ratio Approach, Tina
Dutta for the paper on Urban poor, Public Health Amenities and Infant
Mortality in Greater Mumbai and Sancheeta Ghosh for the paper on
Trends in Cesarean section Deliveries in India.