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Ageing under lowest-cost fertility and high emigration: The demography, the politics and the socio-economic challenges

When: June 5-7, 2017

Where: The conference will be held at the University of Warsaw Library. Details as well as links to the maps and directions will soon be available on the conference website:

What: Poland is about to rapidly transform from one of the youngest to one of the oldest societies in Europe. Specific course and intensity of population ageing the country has experienced results from the different timing of the demographic and migration transitions in comparison with Western countries. Extremely low fertility rates and high population outflow create an unique set of demographic factors that shape economic reality, public policies, care institutions and family relations.

The central themes of the conference will be introduced by keynote speakers, representing various academic perspectives: Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan (Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy), Prof. Sandra Torres (Uppsala University), and Prof. Anatoly G. Vishnevsky (National Research University, Moscow). The keynote lectures will be followed by a series of specific sessions which will offer an opportunity for the whole community of scholars working in the field to share and discuss their research outcomes.

The Conference is organized by the Centre of Migration Research and will be hosted by the University of Warsaw. It aims at discussing major challenges faced by rapidly ageing societies and, in particular, presenting main outcomes of Mig/Ageing project (entitled Unfinished migration transition and ageing population in Poland. Asynchronous population changes and the transformation of formal and informal care institutions), financed between 2013 and 2017 by the Poland’s National Science Centre (

More info: Call for Papers is now open.  Deadline for abstract submissions: Monday, February 13. 2017. Click here for more info.