Conference Policies

Archive Access Policy

The presentations that make up the current and archived conferences on this site have been made open access and are freely available for viewing, for the benefit of authors and interested readers.



- October 14, 2018: Submission deadline

- November 25th 2018: authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission

- End of November 2018: the preliminary program will be diffused

- December 16th 2018: deadline for early bird registration (with reduced fees)

- December 16th 2018: deadline for registration for those who want to be included in the program (i.e., by this date, at least one of the co-authors of every accepted paper must be registered; otherwise, the paper will be removed from the program, and the corresponding session rearranged).

Please check that your name and affiliation, as well as those of yourco-author(s) are correctly recorded. The first author in the list of the on-line system will be assumed to be the presenter: please check and, if needed, change the order of the authors accordingly. We warmly recommend that no one appears more than twice as a presenter of either oral or poster communication. You may change the title, authors' names and affiliations and the short abstract (no more than 200 words) until December 16th.




Conference fees include conference kit, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome cocktail, and a copy of the AISP Population Report. Also 2019 AISP membership fees are included.


Regular fees for SIS members
Regular fees for NO SIS members
Fees for junior researchers or students

Early registration
(before December 16*)

130 €
140 €
90 €

Late registration
(after December 16)
160 €
170 €
100 €

* please note that December 16th is also the deadline to be included in the final program. Check the deadlines section for further details.

A discounted fee of 70 € (AISP membership fees excluded)will apply for those participants who are employees of institutions supporting SIS. Please contact directly SIS office.

Early registration will make you save money and is strongly encouraged.

Go to the registration page (in case of doubts check instructions for registrations below).

PAYMENT: Conference fees may be paid:

Via PayPal (during registration)

  • though PayPal (you can pay the registration fee with your credit card or debit card even without having an account PayPal).
    Reason for payment: PopDays 2019 with the participant’s name

Via Bank Transfer (after registration, i.e.: follow the registration procedure simply skipping the Paypal payment, closing the window)

  • Banca Popolare del Lazio
    IBAN: IT35M0510403201CC0190522425
  • Banca Nazionale del Lavoro
    IBAN: IT 74 X 01005 03215 0000 00012107

Reason for payment: PopDays2019 fees, participant name

By cash (at your arrival at PopDays2019, possible but strongly discouraged)





All participants at PopDays2019 must be AISP members!

Please check your membership position or contact the AISP secretary before registration (, then follow these guidelines:

- If you are an AISP member with membership fees REGULARLY paid up to 2018 included: you can register directly on the conference website. Your registration to the conference will include your AISP membership for the year 2019. Go to the registration page.

- If you are an AISP member, but you are late with your membership fees: please settle the payment for previous years (2018 or before) before registration. You can contact AISP secretary ( or visit the AISP website to regulate your position, then go to the registration page.

- If you are NOT an AISP member: please fill the APPLICATION FORM (download here the Italian or English form), and send it to the Association secretary ( Then, register to the conference website (you do not need to wait for a reply, we will process your request but in the meanwhile you can proceed with the registration). Your registration to the conference will include your AISP membership for the year 2019. For more information about AISP membership you can also check the Association website (





Kindly be at the session room at least 10 minutes before the session starts to meet the chair, transfer your presentation, and familiarize yourself with the technical equipment.

Each session room is equipped with laptop with operating system Windows 7. Using your own laptop for presentation is not possible.

Presentation preparation
: please use Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2010 (*.ppt/*pptx), OpenOffice/LibreOffice, or Adobe PDF to guarantee your presentation will open successfully on an on-site PC.
Fonts and colors: Only fonts which are included in the basic installation of MS-Windows 7 will be available. Use of other fonts not included in Windows can cause the wrong layout/style of your presentation.
Please use high contrast lettering and fonts with a minimum size of 16pt and high contrast layouts like light text on dark colors.



Please hang up your poster before the session starts.

Each poster board will be identified by a poster number. Refer to the final program to confirm the number assigned to your poster presentation. The presenting author should be present during the session. You may have copies of abstracts available for distribution during the poster session if you want. Please remove your poster at the end of the session.

Poster panel measure 1,50m high X 1,10m wide: posters may be smaller, but not bigger than that. Posters made as mosaic of A4 or letter papers are discouraged.

Poster preparation
- Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indicating title, author(s) and affiliation(s).
Illustrations - Figures should be designed to be viewed from a distance, and should use clear, visible graphics. Each figure or table should have a heading in large typeface. Detailed information should be provided in a legend below in smaller typeface. The figure legend should describe concisely the content of the figure and the conclusions. Details of the methodology should be kept brief and should be placed at the end of the legend.
Layout - Avoid long textual passages and use graphs and diagrams as much as possible.



The chair of a session is in charge of the good conduct of the particular session during the conference. The following rules of play are meant to help the chair in carrying out this responsibility, and to ensure that all sessions are run in a comparable manner.

1. It is advisable to inform authors of the session about its conduct (e.g. regarding the time available for presentations, the order of presentations, discussion etc.) well in advance. Please check the conference website for the latest schedule. Chairs are invited to contact the authors/presenters of contributions to the session at their earliest convenience, e.g. during registration or around the Coffee breaks, and to verify that the presenters are indeed present at the conference. We recommend keeping to the order of presentations as announced on the conference program.

2. Chairs best invite all presenters to come to the session room 10 minutes before the start of the program for last minute exchanges of information, and to get acquainted with the specific conference facilities in the room. Each session room is equipped with a projector and a laptop with operating system Windows 7.

3. Sessions should start and finish at the time indicated in the program. Note that waiting for a late presenter (or for more audience) is a waste of time! Also note that sessions which run late, create problems elsewhere in the program (also for the technical support staff).

4. Chairs may briefly (3 minutes maximum) introduce the topic of the session, but should refrain from extensive presentations. Practical information should be provided on:
- the time available for the presentations
- the procedure for discussion.

5. The times allowed for presentations are:
- for sessions with 4 papers, 15 minutes per presentation
- for sessions with 5 papers, 12 minutes per presentation
Chairs should make sure that presenters keep to their allotted times.

6. Chairs must ensure that sufficient time for discussion from the floor is available. Note that sessions are not only for presenters, but also for the audience. A lack of time for discussion from the floor is impolite to the audience.

At the end of the session, the chair thanks all participants as well as the supporting technical staff.




The Welcome Cocktail will be held on Thursday January 24, at Palazzo Clerici, a charming historical palace located in the heart of Milan, in Via Clerici 5,  from 19:00 to 21:30.
During the cocktail party, it will be possible to visit the Tiepolo's fresco in the main room of the palace.

The Social Dinner will be held on Friday January 25, at the foyer of the Bocconi Grafton building, in via Rontgen 1, at 20:00.
Before the dinner, at 19:00, we are glad to invite you to a guided tour of The Bocconi Art Gallery (BAG), located in the same building.





Bocconi University, Milan January 23rd 2019, 2.30 PM - 6.30 PM ROOM 3E4 SR03 VIA RÖNTGEN 1

The link between marital status, family structure and health is one of the most established associations in the scientific literature. However, research on the association among family transitions and health outcomes over time remains largely fragmented. The link between family dynamics and morbidity and mortality can be analyzed from different perspectives and this workshop – organized by Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy – aims to bring together a group of international experts to assess and discuss the most updated international research findings and methodologies.

Participation is free, but the registration is mandatory: Click here

Click here for the PROGRAM


Quantitative research on non-heterosexual populations: measuring homo-bisexual attraction, behavior, orientation, living arrangements, and opinion on homo-bisexuality in a population perspective

Bocconi University, Milan, January 24th 2019, 9.00-13.00, 16.30-18.00 (PopDays Session)

The reduction of the stigma against non-heterosexuality is one of the most important social novelties of the last decades in developed countries, characterized also by law interventions in favor of same-sex couples. Research has dealt with this theme from many points of view. This workshop – organized by the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Padua and the Italian Association for Population Studies AISP – aims to contribute to the quantitative research on this topic, adopting a population perspective.

Participation is free, for more information click here. For organizational reasons, please communicate your participation to Maria Castiglioni:

Click here for the FINAL PROGRAM (updated January 14th).



Thursday 24th, h. 12.00-14.00, Aula Magna, in Italian
Chair: Giuseppe Gabrielli

1. Education, occupation and social origin, Gabriele Ballarino and Fabrizio Bernardi (Eds.), Elgar Publishing, 2016
Presenting author
: Gabriele Ballarino
: Moris Triventi

2. Famine in European History, Guido Alfani and Cormac O Grada (Eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2017
Presenting author: Guido Alfani
Giampiero Dalla Zuanna

3. Genitori cercasi, L'Italia nella trappola demografica, Letizia Mencarini and Daniele Vignoli, Università Bocconi Editore, 2018
Presenting author: Letizia Mencarini
Discussant: Francesco C. Billari

4. Migrazioni e integrazioni nell'Italia di oggi, Corrado Bonifazi (Ed.), IRPPS Monografie, 2017
Presenting author: Corrado Bonifazi

5. Storia dell'immigrazione straniera in Italia. Dal 1945 ai nostri giorni, Michele Colucci, Carocci Editore, 2018
Presenting author: Michele Colucci
Discussant (for books 4 and 5)
: Laura Terzera