Welcome

The 20th Nordic Demographic Symposium will be held on June 14–16, 2017 in Turku (Åbo), on the southwest coast of Finland. The biennial symposium brings together researchers, students and other experts especially from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The main theme of the NDS2017 is Demography and Social Inequalities. The invited keynote speakers will address social inequalities from different perspectives, but the parallel sessions will include presentations from all main areas of demographic research (see themes). The symposium is organised by the Finnish Demographic Society in collaboration with the University of Turku Department of Social Research, TITA Research consortium, and Institute of Migration.

The registration for the symposium is now closed, and the scientific programme has been published. We are looking forward to welcoming ca. 150 participants to the symposium.

Please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @NDS2017 to stay informed. Our contact email address is nds2017 [at] utu.fi.

Sincerely, the Organising Team:
Marika Jalovaara (Head), University of Turku
Hanna Remes (Head of the Scientific Programme Team), University of Helsinki
Vesa-Matti Paasivaara (Conference secretary), University of Turku
Jani Erola, University of Turku
Tuomas Martikainen, Institute of Migration
Hanna Rinne, Rehabilitation Foundation
Karri Silventoinen, University of Helsinki
Ismo Söderling, Institute of Migration

Presenters are invited to contribute to the 2017 volume of the Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, which has special theme: Family and Ageing. Manuscript submission deadline is 15th July 2017. For more, see the call for articles.

Another event of interest to demographers, The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe: An International Conference will be held in Turku 12–13 June, that is, just before the Symposium. For more, visit the conference website.