EPC 1987

The European Population Conference 1987: Issues and Prospects (EPC 1987) convened in Jyväskylä, Finland from 11-16 June 1987. EPC 1987 was the first European Population Conference of EAPS.

EPC 1987 was jointly organized by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and a Finnish Consortium (Finnco) consisting of the Finnish Demographic Society, the Finnish Population and Family Welfare Federation Väestöliitto and its Population Research Institute, and the Central Statistical Office of Finland.

The EPC 1987 Organizing Committee consisted of Altti Majava (FINNCO, chair), William Brass (IUSSP, vice-chair), Dirk J. Van de Kaa (EAPS, vice-chair) and Aimo Pulkkinen (FINNCO, vice-chair) and members Charlotte Höhn (EAPS), Milos Macura (EAPS), Goran Strengell (FINNCO), Aarno Strommer (FINNCO) and Georges Tapinos (IUSSP). Bruno Remiche (IUSSP) was Conference Secretary and Nico van Nimwegen (EAPS) was assistant-secretary.

The Programme Advisory Committee of EPC 1987 included the members of the Organizing Committee as well as Eva Bernhard (Sweden), Gerard Calot (France), Stale Dyrvik (Norway), Viviana Egidi (Italy), Andras Klinger (Hungary)and Zdenek Pavlik (Czechoslovakia).

Scientific Program

The conference was structured around 7 Plenaries and 25 Parallel sessions. EPC 1987 was attended by some 150 participants.



  1. Societal values and population policies
  2. The demography of minorities
  3. The changing marriage system’s effects on fertility and children
  4. Social and geographical contrasts in major chronic diseases
  5. Population forecasting and planning
  6. Changing patterns of household structures
  7. Family policy and population change
  8. The correlates of the regional fertility transition
  9. Fertility fluctuations in conception and births
  10. Utilization of data sources for new analytical demands
  11. The demographic implications of highly effective birth control methods
  12. Pre-natal and infant mortality
  13. Economic activity and fertility
  14. Social and economic consequences of ageing populations
  15. International migration and regional development
  16. Urban historical demography
  17. The 1990 round of censuses
  18. The dynamics of labour force participation
  19. The family support of the elderly
  20. Migration of the elderly
  21. International labour migration
  22. Long term fluctuations in demography
  23. Early contributions to demography
  24. Population and technology
  25. Economic demographic models