Dirk J. van de Kaa Award for Social Demography

This Award honors outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in social demography and the interplay of population dynamics and social change.

The Award is dedicated to the groundbreaking contributions of Dirk J. van de Kaa to the study of population including his work on the Second Demographic Transition. It also celebrates his efforts to co-found and build the European Association for Population Studies and serving it as its first President.

The Award is sponsored by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), where Dirk van de Kaa was founding Director.

Nominations for this Award can be made until two months before a European Population Conference.

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Aart C. Liefbroer, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW), Netherlands


Tomas Sobotka, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences / Wittgenstein, Austria


Daniele Vignoli, University of Florence, Italy


Anna Matysiak, University of Warsaw, Poland


Brienna Perelli-Harris, University of Southampton, United Kingdom


Arnstein Aassve, Bocconi University, Italy