Günther Beyer Award for Best Paper by an Early Career Scholar at a European Population Conference

This Award is a tribute to dr. Günther Otto Kurt Beyer (1904-1983), a champion of Europe-wide scientific collaboration in population studies in times when this was neither obvious nor easy. His entire career, lastly as Secretary-General of the European Centre for Population Studies (ECPS), a forerunner of EAPS founded by French demographer Alfred Sauvy in 1953, was dedicated to the promotion of scientific collaboration across borders. The Beyer Award honors the best paper by an early career scholar at a European Population Conference.

Nominations for this Award can be made until two months before the start of a European Population Conference. The current call for nominations closes 15 April 2024.

Rules of Play 



Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and Ugofilippo Basellini (Germany), Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, "When do parents bury a child? Quantifying uncertainty
in the parental age at o spring loss", awarded at the European Population Conference 2022 in Groningen, the Netherlands.


Ridhi Kashyap (UK), Department of Sociology, University of Oxford,  "Does prenatal sex selection reduce gender gaps in child mortality?", awarded at the European Population Conference 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.


Ezgi Berktas (Turkey), Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies, "DOES HOUSEWORK RULE?
Fertility Intentions of Women in Turkey from a Gender Equity Perspective", awarded at the European Population Conference 2016 in Mainz, Germany.


Haodong Qi (Sweden), Centre for Economic Demography, Lund University, “Retirement behavior of the Swedish Notch Babies”, awarded at the European Population Conference 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.


Stefan Öberg (Sweden) The University of Gothenburg, “Socioeconomic differences in height among young men in southern Sweden, 1818-1968”, awarded at the European Population Conference 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden.


Elizabeth Wrigley-Field and Felix Elwert (Madison, USA) University of Wisconsin, "Can multi-stage mortality selection explain a mortality deceleration puzzle?", awarded at the European Population Conference 2010 in Vienna, Austria.


Pia S. Schober (United Kingdom); University of Cambridge, "Relationship quality with pre-school children: how paid and domestic work matter to her, him and them", awarded at the European Population Conference 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.


 Krzysztof Tymicki (Poland); Warsaw School of Economics, "The correlates of Infant and Childhood Mortality”, awarded at the European Population Conference 2006 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.


Marc Anton Luy (Germany) Federal Institute for Population Studies (BiB), "Nature or behaviour? An answer to the question of male excess mortality by a comparison of monastic and general population", awarded at the European Population Conference 2003 in Warsaw, Poland.


Marika Jalovaara, (Finland) “Socio-economic status and divorce in first marriages in Finland, 1991–93”, awarded at the European Population Conference 2001 in Helsinki, Finland.


Melinda Mills (Netherlands), “The link between Anthony Giddens social theory and family formation research”, awarded at the European Population Conference 1999 in The Hague, The Netherlands.


Pia Mäkelä (Finland) “Contribution of alcohol-related deaths to mortality in Finland".

Andres Vikat (Estonia), “Pre-Union childres as a determinant of futher childbearing insecond and higher order unions in contemporary Sweden”, both awarded at the EAPS Conference 1997.