Plenary Presentation

Contemporary Fertility Decline: Myths and Realities by Dr. John B. Casterline, Ohio State University

Reactors: Dr. Alejandro N. Herrin, Research Triangle Institute International

Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral, United Nations Population Fund

Parallel Sessions

Lifestyle and Health, Understanding HIV and AIDS, Assessment and Use of Census and Vital Registration Data, Sexuality and Reproductive Health Issues, Socio-economic Impacts of Climate Change and Other Natural Disasters, Population, Economic, and Environment Issues, Fertility and Poverty, Youth Issues

Philippine Population Review Call for Papers

The Philippine Population Review is a peer-reviewed journal of the Philippine Population Association. It is featured in Philippine Journals Online ( and in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (

The Review seeks to strengthen the evidence-based discourse of population issues confronting the national, international and global communities. It provides a forum for the conceptual, methodological and empirical quantitative and qualitative analyses of the vital events of human population—fertility, mortality, morbidity and migration—including their movements, interrelationships, complexities, consequences and impact. Its scientific information base is expected to help improve population and population-related policies, programs, teaching and research, towards enhancing the quality of life and well-being of all.

Manuscripts addressing any of the foregoing topics or themes may be considered for the Review’s next two issues. Please follow these instructions:

1. Authors should submit original manuscripts only. Whether a full length research article (5,000-6,000 words), a research note (2,000-3,000 words), or a book review (1,000-2,000 words), submitted manuscripts must not have been published nor being considered for publication elsewhere.

2. Submitted articles must bear the following information. The first page should contain the title of the manuscript, the names of the authors and their institutional affiliations and complete contact addresses. The subsequent pages should discuss the contents of the articles. For research articles, the contents should have the following parts:

a) abstract (with five keywords maximum),

b) introduction

c) methods

d) discussion

e) conclusion and

f) references.

Tables and figures should be embedded within the text, but these must be kept to a maximum of five. References should be prepared according to the standards set by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 5th edition. Manuscripts must be double-spaced.

3. Manuscripts must be submitted via email to All submissions will be acknowledged. The review process takes up to three months. Once a manuscript is received, the editor reviews it for relevance, substance, rigor and organization. If deemed suitable, it is forwarded for peer review. Review results are immediately communicated to the authors. If the review outcome is “revise and resubmit,” the author/s is/are required to resubmit the manuscript one month upon receipt of the reviewer’s comments and suggested revisions.

2011 PPA Conference Call for Papers


The Philippine Population Association (PPA) is pleased to announce Annual Scientific Conference and General Assembly on 2-5 February 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City. The conference theme is “Towards A Critical and Responsive Engagement to Population Challenges.” We welcome submission of scientific papers from both PPA and non-PPA members on any of the following topics:

1. Ageing

2. Trends and Changes in Marital Relations

3. Gender and Sexuality

4. Impact of Natural Disaster

5. Women and Children in Conflict

6. Lifestyle and Health

7. Historical Demography

8. HIV/AIDS: Issues and Measurement

9. International Labor Migration

10. Population Displacement

11. Reproductive Health Issues among Indigenous Population

The PPA is now accepting submission of abstracts of no more than 300 words for evaluation by the Scientific Conference Committee for possible oral or poster presentation. The papers should focus on the Philippines. Inter-country comparisons will be considered as long as the Philippines is one of the countries. Papers submitted should not have been published or presented locally. We also encourage proposals from associations or groups for panel submission with a maximum of three papers per panel. Selected papers will be published in the Philippine Population Review.

A session on Historical Demography in the Philippines will be held. This session will present papers on historical demography in the Philippines with emphasis on mortality and morbidity in the 19th century.

Please email abstracts/panel proposals to using the PPA 2011 Conference Abstract Submission Form. The deadline for submission of abstracts/panel proposals is 30 November 2010. Accepted papers/posters will be notified by 18 December 2010. Full papers of accepted papers should be submitted by 31 December 2010 for inclusion in the book of abstracts. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Awards will be given to best papers.


A one-day pre-conference workshop on Technical Writing and Data Analysis will also be conducted on 2 February 2011.

For more information, please visit the PPA website:, or send email to