Population Change and Lifecourse

Granted Funds

2014 Competitions:

Third Competition - June 15

  • Enrique Acosta, Université de Montréal
    Summer Course, “Historical Demographic Research Using Register-Type Data”, August 11-22 2014, Center for Economic Demography, Lund University, Sweden
    Enrique Acosta's Report

  • Jonathan A. Amoyaw, Western University
    “Conundrum of Sexual Decision-Making And Safer Sex Behaviour Among Married Women In Zambia”, 2014 American Sociological Association, August 16-19, San Francisco
    Jonathan A. Amoyaw's Report

  • Godfred Odei Boateng, Western University
    “Examining the Reciprocal Relationship between Perceived Health Status and Happiness: Evidence from three Welfare Regimes”, 2014 American Sociological Association, August 16-19, San Francisco
    Godfred Odei Boateng's Report

  • Ana Fostik, INRS
    “Trayectorias de pasaje a la vida adulta en Uruguay” (Transition to adulhood trajectories in Uruguay), and two other papers, Latin American Population Association (ALAP) 6th Conference, August 12-15, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru
    Ana Fostik's Report

  • Nicolas Otis, McGill University
    Workshops: Evaluation of Public Policies (July 2nd to 4th) and Panel Data Analysis (July 7th to 11th), Quebec Interuniversity Center for Social Statistics (QICSS), Montreal
    Nicolas Otis' Report

The total grant for the third competition amounts to $6,576.00

Second Competition - April 15

  • Jonathan A. Amoyaw, Western University
    Longitudinal data analysis workshop, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), June 23 to June 27, University of Michigan, USA.
    Jonathan A. Amoyaw's Report

  • Godfred Odei Boateng, Western University
    "Structural Equation Models and Latent variables: An introduction", ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, July 21 and 25, University of Michigan, USA.
    Godfred Odei Boateng's Report

  • Angela Daley, Dalhousie University 
    “Measuring Poverty in Northern Canada” and “The Well-Being of Children in Northern Canada”, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), Eighth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, May 22 to 26, 2014, Prince George, British Columbia; "The Relationship between Income and Subjective Well-Being of Single Mothers in Canada: Evidence from the Universal Child Care Benefit" Canadian Economics Association (CEA) 2014 Annual Conference, May 29 to June 1,  Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Angela Daley's Report

  • Kim Deslandes, Université de Montréal 
    "Effets de parcours matrimoniaux sur l'autonomie des femmes: le cas du Malawi", XVIII colloque interantional de l'AIDELF, 26-29 mai, Bari, Italie
    Kim Delandes' Report

  • Catherine Holtmann, University of New Brunswick 
    “Contesting the Boundaries: Gender Roles and Immigrant Women in the Maritimes”, Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Annual Meeting; “Muslim Women’s Social Networks: Crossing Multiple Boundaries”, Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) Annual Meeting, May 25-29, Brock University, St. Catherines.
    Catherine Holtmann's Report

  • Valérie Jarry, Université de Montréal 
    “Trajectoires de longévité : Le rôle du milieu social d’origine et du statut socio-économique à l’âge adulte”, ,Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF), May 26 -29, Bari, Italy
    Valérie Jarry's Report

  • Riva Lieflander, University of Ottawa 
    Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), Quebec Inter-University Center for Social Statistics (CIQSS/QICSS) as part of the “Summer School” program (April 28-May 2 and May 12-14, 2014.
    Riva Lieflander's Report

  • Mariona Lozano, McGill University
    ‘Parental perceived time-stress and work-family balance: The effect of non-standard work schedules’, Canadian Population Society Annual Meeting, May 24-28, Brock University, St. Catherines
    Mariona Lozano's Report

  • Marianne Paul, McGill University
    Course on "Panel Data Analysis" Quebec Center for Social Statistics (QICSS)Summer School, July 7-14, Montreal
    Marianne Paul's Report

  • David Pelletier, Université de Montréal
    « Ententes de garde des enfants après une séparation : durées et déterminants », le colloque de l’Association internationale des démographes de langue française (AIDELF), 26-29 mai, Bari, Italie
    David Pelletier's Report

  • Anaïs Simard-Gendron, Université de Montréal
    "Contextual and individual effects behind fertility change in the West Bank and Gaza Strip", "Causes and consequences of the Fertility stall in Israel: The case of Jewish settlers", European Population Conference, June 25-28, Budapest, Hungary
    Anaïs Simard-Gendron's Report

  • Laura Wright, Western University
    Course, Analyzing Developmental Trajectories, International Consortium of Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Massachusett’s Center for Research on Families, June 2-4, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA 
    Laura Wright's Report

The total grant for the second competition amounts to $19,437.95

First Competition - January 15

  • Marianne Caron, University of Montreal
    (1) European Social Science History Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 23 - 26 2014
    "The influence of siblings for access to marriage: a comparative study on Québec and Belgium, 1842-1912", Marianne Caron & Ward Neyrinck;
    (2) Colloque de l'Association internationale des demographes de langue francaise (AIDELF), Bari, Italy, 26-29 mai
    "Une histoire de famille ? Le choix du conjoint au Québec du 18e et 19e siècle"
    (3) Visiting scholar at Family and Population Studies (FaPOS) at the Centre of Sociological Research KU Leuven, Belgium
    Marianne Caron's Report

  • Renée Carter, McGill University
    XVIII International Sociology Association World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19
     "A Comparative Policy Analysis of Private Financing for Diagnostic Services in 8 OECD Countries Between 1990 and 2010"
    Renée Carter's Report

  • Cassandra Cotton, McGill University
    Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1-3
    “Does Mothers’ Migrant Status Affect Child Fostering In Sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence From Two Informal Settlements In Nairobi, Kenya,” Cassandra Cotton and Donatien Beguy
    Cassandra Cotton's Report

  • Nicole Etherington, Western University
    QICSS International Conference Social Policy and Health Inequalities: An International Perspective, Montreal, Quebec, May 7-9
     "Are the educated in developed countries really healthy? Seven OECD countries in focus"
    Nicole Etherington's Report

  • Melissa Jackson, Western University
    The LIVES Life Course Winter School 2014, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, March 22-29. Workshop on Friends of the elderly, friendships networks of older adults.
    Melissa Jackson's Report

  • Eunjeong Eugena Kwon, Western University
    The LIVES Life Course Winter School 2014, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, March 22-29. Workshop on Friends of the elderly, friendships networks of older adults.
    Eugena Kwon's Report

  • Claudia Masferrer Leon, McGill University
    Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1-3
    “Migration, happiness and the family: The role of family type and living arrangements on satisfaction with the experience in Canada among recent immigrants”
    Claudia Masferrer Leon's Report

  • Lauren Maxwell, McGill University
    Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting and Psychological Workshop, Boston, MA, April 29- May 3
    “The Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and Birth Spacing: an Application of the Cox Proportional Hazards Model to the Demographic and Health Surveys”
    Lauren Maxwell's Report

  • Christine Proulx, McGill University
    Colloque de l'Association internationale des demographes de langue francaise (AIDELF), Bari, Italy, 26-29 mai
    "Adapter son temps de travail pour prendre soin d'un proche? Une attention particulière aux âges de la vie et au cumul des rôles"
    Christine Proulx's Report

  • Patrick Sabourin,, INRS
    Colloque de l'Association internationale des demographes de langue francaise (AIDELF), Bari, Italy, 26-29 mai
    "Estimation des transferts linguistiques au cours de la vie"

  • Lise Thibodeau, l'Université de Montréal
    Colloque de l'Association internationale des demographes de langue francaise (AIDELF), Bari, Italy, 26-29 mai
    "Évolution de la mortalité par suicide au Canada et au Québec (1926-2008) et le rôle des effets d’âge, de période et de cohorte (APC)", Lise Thibodeau, Robert Bourbeau, Marianne Kempeneers

  • Sean Waite, McGill University
    Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1-3
    "Gay Pay for Straight Work: Occupational Sorting and Earnings of Canadian Sexual Minorities", Sean Waite and Nicole Denier
    Sean Waite's Report

  • Laura Wright, Western University
    Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1-3
    "Educational Attainment and Timing of First Marriage in Canada: A Test of Competing Explanations."
    Laura Wright's Report

  • Meng Yu, Memorial University
    XVIII International Sociology Association World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19
    "Is Religion an Alternative Source of Help for Immigrants to Maintain Their Mental Well-Being?"
    Meng Yu's Report

The total grant for the first competition amounts to $25,730.

2013 Competitions:

Fourth Competition - October 15

  • Maxwell Hartt, University of Waterloo
    Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, London, UK, November 22, 2013
    “The Emerging Role of Community Leadership in Shrinking Cities"
    Maxwell Hartt's Report

  • Don Lafreniere, Western University
    European Social Science History Conference, Vienna, April 23-26, 2014
    "Daily Social Interactions: Exploring Victorian Life through Diaries and HGIS"

  • Guillaume Marois, INRS
    14th General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, Canberra, Australia, December 11-13, 2013
    "Microsimulation Projections of Small Area Populations with Contextual Geographic Variables: An Application to the Montreal Metropolitan Area, 2006-2031"
    Guillaume Marois' Repport

The total grant for the fourth competition amounts to $5,535.

Third Competition - June 15

  • Marianne Caron, l'Université de Montréal
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    “Exchange marriages between sibsets: A sibling connection beyond marriage, Québec 1660-1799”
    Marianne Caron's Report

    Social Science History Association (SSHA) meeting, Chicago, November 21-24 2013
    "Daughters’ agency in contracting exchange marriages in 18th-century Québec: market, patriarchy or personal choice?"
    Marianne Caron's Report

  • Yann Decarie, INRS
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Projection of the siblings of the elderly using a demographic kinship theory and the LifePaths microsimulation model: A Canadian example" and "Les baby-boomers québécois à travers leur cycle de vie et éthique intergénérationnelle"

  • Stacey Hallman, Western University
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Does exposure to influenza very early in life affect mortality risk during a subsequent outbreak? The 1890 and 1918 pandemics in Canada"
    Stacey Hallman's Report

  • Valérie Jarry, l'Université de Montréal
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Spousal Concordance in Exceptional Longevity : The Interplay Between Social Origin, Marriage and Survival"; and "Is the effect of birth season on longevity mediated or modified by later life circumstances ?"
    Valérie Jarry's Report

  • David Pelletier, l'Université de Montréal
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "How long do post-separation parenting arrangements last?"
    David Pelletier's Report

The total grant for the third competition amounts to $14,780.

Second Competition - April 15

  • Ana Fostik, INRS
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    “The transition to the first birth and labour market trajectories: the interrelation of micro and macro social factors”, “The role of the first birth in the transition to adulthood among male Uruguayan youngsters”, and “Same-sex marriages and partnerships in two pioneer countries, Canada and Spain”
    Ana Fostik's Report

  • Cassandra Cotton, McGill University
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Mothering as migrants: Experiences from the Informal Settlements of Nairobi, Kenya”, "Parenting arrangements of mothers and father in South Africa", and "Single motherhood and child mortality: Is poverty the link?"
    Cassandra Cotton's Report

  • Chata Malé, INRS
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Migration dans l’enfance : mesure du phénomène et liens avec la scolarisation au Mali "
    Chata Malé's Report

  • Guillaume Marois, INRS
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Déterminants du choix du lieu de résidence dans la banlieue de Montréal : perspective du cycle de vie et ségrégation linguistique"
    Guillaume Marois' Report

  • Jason Settels, Western University
    Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria, June 3-6, 2013
    "Who Engages in Bridge Employment after Retirement" at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Population Society, and “Work After Retirement and Its Association with Health and Well-Being” at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association
    Jason Settels' Report

  • Johanne Parcha, McGill University
    Trainership at Statistics Canada, June 3- July 31, 2013
    "Explore the changing meaning of cohabitation over the past three decades in Canada"
    Johanne Parcha's Report

  • Laura Wright, Western University
    Western Summer School in Longitudinal Analysis, May 6-16, 2013
    Laura Wright's Report

  • Marie-Pier Bergeron Boucher, European Doctoral School of Demography
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Contribution des causes de décès aux gains en espérance de vie à 65 ans au Canada et l’influence de leur profil par âge, 1979-2007"
    Marie-Pier Bergeron Boucher's Report

  • Renee Carter, McGill University
    Conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services Research and Policy (CAHSPR), Vancouver, May 31, 2013
    "Private provision and insurance of diagnostic services across Canada"
    Renee Carter's Report

  • Samuel Vézina, INRS
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Measuring unmet care needs of older Canadians living in private households"
    Samuel Vézina's Report

  • Sarah Brennenstuhl, University of Toronto
    Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, June 9 -12, 2013
    "Pathways to Socioeconomic Inequalities in Women's Health Dynamics: A Comparative Study"

  • Scott Mandich, Western University
    Annual Meeting of the Canadian Population Society, University of Victoria, June 3-6, 2013
    "Changes in Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Canada between 1994 and 2007"
    Scott Mandich's Report

  • Viorela Diaconu, Université de Montréal
    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea, August 26-31, 2013
    "Changes in the age-at-death distribution by leading causes of death in Canada: An innovative analysis through a nonparametric method"
    Viorela Diaconu's Report

The total grant for the second competition amounts to $24,388.

Special Competition - March 15 (Funding Summer School, Training & Workshops)

  • Jason Novick , University of Calgary
    Graduate course in Regression Analysis of Panel Date Using Stata, and Workshop on Creating NPHS Functional Databases for Longitudinal Analysis Using Stata, Western University, London, May 6-14, 2013

The total grant for the special competition amounts to $1,160.

Special Competition - February 8 (to attend March 27-28 Event)

  • Michaël Boissonneault, Université de Montréal

  • Yann Décarie, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

  • Stacey Hallman, Western University
    Stacey Hallman's Report

  • Benjamin R. Higgins, University of Calgary
    Benjamin Higgins' Report

  • Kamrul Islam, University of Alberta

  • Claudia Masferrer, McGill University
    Claudia Masferrer's Report

  • Nadia Ouellet, University of Victoria

  • Bharati Sethi, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Samuel Vézina, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Samuel Vézina's Report

  • Laura Wright, Western University
    Laura Wright's Report

  • Meng Yu, Memorial University

First Competition - January 15

  • Cassandra Cotton, McGill University
    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, April 11-13, 2013
    "The Effects of Mother's Migration on Family Dynamics and Child Residence: Experiences from the Informal Settlements of Nairobi, Kenya"
    Cassandra Cotton's Report

  • Yann Decarie, INRS
    La Conférence Universitaire de Démographie et d’Étude des Populations (CUDEP), Aix-en-Provence en France, 28 au 31 mai 2013
    "Combien y aura-t-il de personnes âges canadiennes à risque de vulnérabilité sociale et économique en 2031?"

  • Valérie Jarry, Université de Montréal
    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, April 11-13, 2013
    "Determinants of Exceptional Old Age : How Do Early Life and Marriage Operate on Spousal Concordance in Longevity?"
    Valérie Jarry's Report

  • Claudia Masferrer, McGill University
    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, April 11-13, 2013
    "Back Home: Household composition and economic resources of returnees from the US in Mexico"
    Claudia Masferrer's Report

  • David Pelletier, Université de Montréal
    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, April 11-13, 2013
    "The Instability of family instability : Time and social variation in the disruption of cohabiting unions with children"
    David Pelletier's Report

The total grant for the first competition amounts to $5,580.

2012 Competitions:

Fourth Competition - October 15

  • Anne Binette Charbonneau, Université de Montréal
    "Patterns and predictors of subsidized home care utilization in Ontario", Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontologists , Vancouver, October 18-20, 2012
    Anne Binette Chabonneau's Report

  • Viorela Diaconu, Université de Montréal
    “Changes in the age-at-death distribution by leading causes of death in Canada: an innovative analysis through a non parametric method”, International Conference on Determinants of Unusual and Differential Longevity, 21 - 23 November 2012, Vienna, Austria
    Viorela Diaconu's Report

  • Valérie Jarry, Université de Montréal
    "To What Extent is Exceptional Longevity Associated With Parental Age at Childbirth and Birth Order ?", International Conference on Determinants of Unusual and Differential Longevity,21 - 23 November 2012, Vienna, Austria
    Valérie Jarry' Report

  • Maxime Murphy, Université de Montréal
    "La garde non parentale au Québec, les conséquences de la politique familiale de 1997", Colloque de l’association internationale des démographes de langue française (AIDELF), 12 - 16 November 2012, Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasso
  • Hyun Song, McGill University
    Internship, World Health Organization, Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights, January 3 - March 29, 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

The total grant for the fourth competition amounts to $11,966.

Third Competition - June 15

  • Marianne Caron , Université de Montréal
    Social Science History Association (SSHA) Meeting, Vancouver, November 1-4 2012
    "Exchange marriages between sibsets: A study of the interaction between life courses of siblings, Québec 1660-1760"
    Marianne Caron's Report

    Research Course in Historical Demography, Lund University, Sweden, September 10-21, 2012
    Marianne Caron's Report

  • Rufteen Shumanty, Université de Montréal
    European Working Group on Health, Morbidity and Mortality Tallinn Workshop, University of Tallinn, Estonia, September 5-7, 2012
    “Period and cohort mortality in Quebec and in Canada since 1921”

The total grant for the third competition amounts to $5,330.

Second Competition - April 15

  • Christian Bergeron, Université Laval
    « Les épreuves de la vie : ces événements marquants qui forgent l'individu individualisé. », Colloque «changements et événements au cours de la vie », Le Centre interfacultaire de gérontologie de l'Université de Genève, June 20-23, 2012
    Christian Bergeron's Report

  • David Pelletier, Université de Montréal
    "Accessing the Best Possible Neighborhood: Family Types and Residential Cross-Segregation" and "Marriage or cohabitation : The consequences of a separation on the school achievement of girls and boys", European Population Conference, Stockholm Sweden, June 13-16.
    David Pelletier's Report

  • Kamrul Islam, University of Alberta
    Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University (June 4-15) and the Graduate Summer Institute at Johns Hopkins University (June 18-22)

  • Meng Yu, Memorial University
    Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at Michigan University (ICPSR), Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 18 to July 13.
    Meng Yu's Report

  • Paul Spin, Dalhousie University
    "Older Canadian who go without: predictors of unmet need for activities of daily living", European Population Conference, Stockholm Sweden, June 13-16.

  • Valery Jarry, Université de Montréal
    "Parental Age at Birth and Longevity of Offspring in Centenarian Families : The Role of Biology, Social Interaction and Culture”, and "Achieving Exceptional Longevity :Are Socioeconomic Conditions in Childhood Important ?", European Population Conference, Stockholm Sweden, June 13-16.
    Valérie Jarry's Report

  • Yann Decarie, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
    "Future Care Needs of Older Canadians Needing AssitanceL Who Will Do How Much and What If… "11th Global Conference on Ageing of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) » May 28 - June 1, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic.

    The total grant for the second competition amounts to $16,900

First Competition - January 15

  • David Pelletier, Université de Montréal
    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, San Francisco, May 3-5, 2012
    "Accessing the Best Possible Neighborhood : Family Types and Residential Cross-Segregation"
    David Pelletier's Report

  • Valérie Jarry, Université de Montréal
    Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, San Francisco, May 3-5, 2012
    “Parental Age at Birth and Longevity of Offspring in Centenarian Families : The Role of Biology, Social Interaction and Culture” and “Exceptional Longevity : Are Socioeconomic Conditions in Childhood Important ?”
    Valérie Jarry's Report

The total grant for the first competition amounts to $3,371.

2011 Competitions:

Fourth Competition - October 15

  • Yann Decarie, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Double Colloque international intitulé « Frèreset soeurs du Moyen Âge à nos jours », Rennes, 1-2 décembre 2011
    "Présentation d’un module de microsimulation pour prévoir la survie des frères et soeurs des baby-boomers vieillissants”
    Yann Decarie's Report

  • Don Lafreniere, University of Western Ontario
    European Social Science History Association Conference (ESSHC), Glasgow, Scotland, April 11-14, 2012
    "Beyond the Narrative: Using H-GIS to Reveal Hidden Patterns and Processes of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century Cities"
    Don Lafreniere's Report

  • Guillaume Marois, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Chaire Quetelet 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve en Belgique, 16-18 novembre 2011
    "Déterminants des flux et contre-flux migratoires entre la ville-centre et la banlieue dans la région métropolitaine de Montréal en 2006”
    Guillaume Marois' Report

  • Nicolas Bastien, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
    "Microsimulation using Modgen", Statistics Canada, Ottawa, November 7-9, 2011
    Nicolas Bastien's Report

  • Kamrul Islam, Université de l'Alberta
    "Microsimulation using Modgen", Statistics Canada, Ottawa, November 7-9, 2011
    Kamrul Islam's Report

The total grant for the competition amounts to: $8625

Third Competition - June 15

  • Valérie Jarry , Université de Montréal
    Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Boston, November 17-20, 2011
    "The Survival Advantage of Siblings of Centenarians : Contribution of Childhood Conditions”
    Valérie Jarry's Report

  • Mariah Koh, McGill University
    IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, August 7-11, 2011
    "Socioeconomic Patterning in Health Dynamics in Canada: A Mixture Latent Markov Model"
    Mariah Koh's Report

  • Anne Binette Charbonneau, Université de Montréal
    Exchange and Research Apprenticeship at Mount Saint Vincent University for the projects, "Projecting Baby Boomer Home Care Needs", and "Family Friend Caregiving", Halifax, June 13 - August 26, 2011
    Anne Binette Charbonneau's Report

The total grant for the competition amounts to: $3 735.

Second Competition - April 15

  • Mehmet Aysan, University of Western Ontario
    2011 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, August 20-23, 2011
    "State or regime: Reassessing the concept of the welfare state”
    Mehmet Aysan's Report

  • Yann Decarie, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Third General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association on June 7-10, 2011 in Stockholm Sweden, and training course on "Perturbation Analysis of Longevity" at the International Max Planck Research School for Demography in Rostock, Germany on June 14-24, 2011
    "Addition of a component about siblings in Statistics Canada LifePaths microsimulation model"; "Projecting the cost of the caregiving experience using LifePaths"; " Using microsimulation to reassess aging trends in Canada"
    Yann Decarie"s Report

  • Erin Demaiter, University of Toronto
    2011 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, August 20-23, 2011
    “Are small firms ‘bleak’ or ‘beautiful’? The organization of work in small IT firms”
    Erin Demaiter's Report

The total grant for the competition amounts to: $4 827.

First Competition - January 15

  • Reena Shah, University of Western Ontario
    Fellowship at Statistics Canada for training and use of the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB)
    Reena Shah's Report

The grant for the first competition amounts to $4,890.

2010 Competitions:

Fourth Competition - October 15

  • Georgios Fthenos , University of Western Ontario
    Fellowship at the International Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, January 1-17, 2011, and Workshop on Frailty Models.
    The grant amounts to" $ 2232.
    Georgios Fthenos' Report

  • Marie-Pier Bergeron Boucher, University of Montreal
    Fellowship for the 2011 spring term at the University of California at Berkeley.
    Amount of the grant: $9000.
    Marie-Pier Bergeron Boucher's Report

Special Competition - September

To attend workshops on dempographic methods and micro-simulation

Third Competition - June 15

  • Maria Hyunji Koh, McGill University
    Summer courses at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, July 19-23, 2010: "Methods in Social
    Epidemiology", and "An Introduction to Multilevel Analysis in Public Health."
    The grant amounts to $1645.
    Maria Koh's Report

Second Competition - April 15

  • Mehmet Aysan, University of Western Ontario
    2010 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Asssociation, Atlanta, August 14-17, 2010.
    “Analyzing Welfare Regimes: Recent Pension Policies across OECD Countries”
    Mehmet Aysan's Report

  • Camille Bouchard-Coulombe, Université de Montréal
    Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF), Genève, Suisse, du 21 au 24 juin 2010.
    "La transmission de la langue maternelle aux enfants : le cas des couples linguistiquement exogames au Québec"
    Camille Bouchard-Coulombe's Report

  • Sean Clouston, McGill University
    Social Science and Medicine Gender and Health Special Issue Workshop, Columbia University, NY July 22-23
    Sean Clouston's Report

  • Michael Courey, University of Western Ontario
    Summer Program in Data Analysis (SPIDA), York University, July 2-10, 2010
    Michael Courey's Report

  • Yann Decarie, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
    International Max Planck Research School for Demography course on microsimulation using Socsim, Rostock, June 10-16, 2010, and International Seminar on The Family, the Market or the State? Intergenerational Economic Support in an Ageing Society, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 23-24 June 2010, to present results of research on: “Determinants of Intergeneration Exchange Among Older Canadians and Their Adult Children: Implications for the Future”

  • Jean-Simon Farrah, McGill University
    International Sociological Association World Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-17, 2010
    "Roemer's Typology 20 Years Later : Does Privatization alter the Developmental Paths of Nationalized, Mandated and Entrepreneurial Health Care Systems?"
    Jean-Simon Farrah's Report

  • Valérie Jarry, Université de Montréal
    Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF), Genève, Suisse, du 21 au 24 juin 2010.
    "l’avantage de survie des frères, soeurs et conjoints des centenaires québécois ainsi que sur la transmission familiale de la longévité"
    Valérie Jarry's Report

  • Kamrul Islam, University of Alberta
    Western 2010 Summer Workshop on Longitudinal Data Analysis, University of Western Ontario, June 7-11, 2010
    Kamrul Islam's Report

  • Satomi Yoshino, University of Alberta
    XVII World Congress of the International Sociological Association to be held in Gothenburg Sweden, 11-17 July 2010
    “Care networks of older adults and receipt of family/friend care across ethnic groups in Canada”
    Satomi Yoshino's Report

The total grant for the competition amounts to: $13,256.

First Competition - January 15

The grant for the first competition amounts to $7,450.

2009 Competitions:

Fourth Competition - October 15

  • Georgios Fthenos, University of Western Ontario
    Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, November 20, 2009 to February 15, 2010 to participate in the workshop on Multilevel and Multi-Process Event History Analysis, and to work on his Ph. D. dissertation on the survival advantage of siblings of centenarians, with the guidance of international experts at the Laboratory of Survival and Longevity.
    The grant for the fourth competition amounts to $4700.
    Report of Georgios Fthenos

Third Competition - June 15

  • Arianna Waye, University of Alberta
    Fellowship for a term in the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to develop and pursue her research on "Putting the Pieces Together: Using Labour Market History to Quantify the Economic Consequences of Caregiving for the 'Sandwich Generation.'"
    Report of Arianna Waye

  • Laurence Pilon-Marien, Université de Montréal 
    "Conditions de vie en milieu urbain durant l’enfance et longévité : le cas de Montréal" at the 26th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, September 27 - October 2, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Nadine Ouellette, Université de Montréal 
    "Changes in age-at-death distribution in low-mortality countries: A non-parametric approach" at the 26th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, September 27 - October 2, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Julie Hudson, University of Alberta
    "Educational Pathways of Canadian Youth: Findings from the Youth in Transition Survey" at the International Conference on Youth Transitions, September 11-12, 2009, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Amount of  Cluster grants: $7,500 for the fellowship and $4,900 for travel to conferences.

Second Competition - April 15

  • Mehmet Aysan, University of Western Ontario
    "Welfare regimes for ageing populations: Divergence or convergence?" at the 26th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, September 27 - October 2, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Allison Blagrave, Université de Montreal
    "Causes multiples de décès chez les personnes âgées au Québec (Canada), 2000-2004" at the 26th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, September 27 - October 2, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Stacey Hallman, McMaster University
    "An exploration of the effects of pandemic influenza on infant mortality in Toronto, 1917-1921" at the 26th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, September 27 - October 2, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Tania M. Jenkins, McGilll University
    "Arduous Access: Does Socio-Economic Status Affect Access to Primary Care in Quebec, Canada?" at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 8-11, San Francisco California

  • Muhammad Raza, University of Western Ontario
    "Social Capital and Economic Wellbeing of Immigrants in Canada: An Analysis of Ethnic Diversity Survey 2002" at the 26th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, September 27 - October 2, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.

The grant for the second competition amount to a total of $8,200.

First Competition - January 15

  • Nadine Ouellete, Université de Montreal
    Present a paper "From the compression of mortality scenario to the shifting of mortality: the Canadian experience" at the 2009 Meeting of the Population Association of America on April 30 to May 2 in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Yann Decarie, Université de Sherbrooke
    Work-in-training on a research project on aging population and health at the Institut national d'etudes démographiques (INED) in Paris for the month of June, and to present a paper, "Future elderly in poor health and living alone: How can their children support them" at the  meeting of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) on July 5-9 in Paris.

The support for the students amount to a total of $5,318.

2008 Competitions:

Second Competition

  • Erin Demaiter, University of Toronto
    Present a paper at the 2008 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Boston "I really didn't have any problems with the male-female thing until …"

  • Jessica Yiu, University of Toronto
    Present a paper at the 2008 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Boston "Ethnic Strategies and the Adaptation of the ‘New’ Second Generation: A Theoretical Framework and the Synthesis of Existing Empirical Evidence"

  • Laura Templeton, University of Alberta
    Present a paper at the 13th International Metropolis Conference in Bonn, Germany, October 27- 3, 2008 "When Skills Don’t Matter: Exploring Employment Status Outcomes of Skilled Immigrants in Canada"

  • Laurie M. Corna, University of Toronto
    Attend Mplus short courses instructed by Linda and Bengt Muthén in August 21-22 at John Hopkins University and November 10-11 at University of Michigan.

The support for the students amount to a total of $23,700.

First Competition

  • Anne Bourgeois, Université de Montréal
    Work-in-training on a research project at the Institut national d'etudes démographiques (INED) using data from the Études des Relations Familiales et Intergénérationnelles de 2005 (ERFI). Paris, April 21 to May 16, 2008.

  • Marc-Antoine Busque, Université de Montréal
    Work-in-training on a comparative research project, "des évolutions de l’environnement familial et de l’état de santé des aînés de 75 ans et plus du Canada et de la France", at the Institut national d'etudes démographiques (INED). Paris, June 2008.

  • Rachael Pettigrew, University of Manitoba
    Present a paper "A Longer Term View of Time Crunch: Thirteen Years of Canadian Time Use" at the 21st World Congress of the International Federation for Home Economics. Lucerne Switzerland, July 26-Aug1, 2008.

  • Nancy Thornton, University of Alberta
    Attend the Oxford Institute of Ageing Spring School, April 13-18.

  • Samuel Vezina, Université de Montréal
    Attend the Oxford Institute of Ageing Spring School, April 13-18.

  • Ramana Zanfongon, Université de Montréal
    Present a paper "Evolution de la mortalite differentialle selon le sexe au Canada, 1921-2004." at the European Population Conference, Barcelona, July 9-12

2007 Competitions:

First Competition

The competition with a deadline of 1 June 2007 brought 11 applications of which 7 were funded for a total of $11,000. The funded students and the trainings or conferences attended were:

  1. 1. Bohnert, Nora - UWO / ICPSR - Michigan
  2. 2. de Oliveira, Claire - McMaster / International Health Economics Ass. - Denmark
  3. 3. Decarie, Yann - U de Sherbrooke / International Microsimulation Ass. - Vienna
  4. 4. Park, Stella - U of Toronto / American Sociological Association - New York
  5. 5. Schimmele, Christoph M. - U of Victoria / American Sociological Association - New York
  6. 6. Templeton, Laura - U of Alberta / Int. Metropolis Conference - Melbourne
  7. 7. Yiu, Jessica - U of Toronto / American Sociological Association - New York