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Dutch Demography Day 2016

Wednesday 23 November 2016
Academy Building Utrecht


On Wednesday 23 November 2016, the Netherlands Demographic Society (NVD) is organizing the 9th Dutch Demography Day in the Academy Building of Utrecht University. At the Demography Day 2016 the most recent findings in the broad and interdisciplinary field of population studies will be presented. The scientific program comprises a Keynote Address and several rounds of both English and Dutch language parallel sessions, as well as a poster session.

The Revolution of Adult Longevity (keynote presentation)
This lecture puts the current adult longevity revolution in perspective with the main gerontological models of the years 1980-1990. We try to give a precise definition of this revolution and show how it differs from the usual demographic transitions as the fall in infant mortality. We describe the consequences and especially the dynamics of the emergence of new age groups and discuss the impact on societies, organized in 3 age groups, young people, working age people and the elderly people. What does ageing well mean in this context?

The discussion follows four avenues. The first is the surprising inability to admit the variability of ageing trajectories; which leads to propose unrealistic models. The second is the existence of a possible trade-off between longevity and functionality. The third concerns the near impossibility of experts to anticipate a continuation of this revolution. Finally, the fourth avenue begins to explore what could be a society based on 4 age groups.

Call for Abstracts
Abstracts (maximum of 300 words) can be submitted until Thursday 1 September 2016 through form on the bottom of this page. As the Dutch Demography Day addresses the full range of population studies, abstracts from a variety of scientific disciplines are welcome Participants will be informed by mid-September if their abstract has been accepted for presentation in one of the parallel sessions or in the poster session and the working language in their session.

Your registration is due by 1 November at the latest on this website (see bottom of this page). The registration costs can be transferred to the account number of the NVD:
IBAN: NL31 INGB 0000 1442 83; BIC: INGBNL2A
Name: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Demografie
Stating: Demografiedag 2016

The available space is limited, so early registration is advised. For more information please contact us at

The decision about presentation in either a parallel session or the poster session lies with the Organizing Committee. However, participants wishing only to present a poster and to compete for the NVD Poster Award can indicate this preference. Participants may indicate whether they prefer to present in English or in Dutch.

NIDI-NVD Master Scriptieprijs 2016
This Award will be presented to the best master thesis in population studies. The Award is jointly sponsored by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and the Netherlands Demographic Society and carries a €500 prize. For the rules of play for this competition click here or go to the end of this page for downloads.

Master theses can be submitted until Friday 30 September 2015 at

NVD Poster Award 2016
This Award will be presented to the best poster at the Dutch Demography Day 2016. Poster presenters will have 2 minutes to pitch their work during the Plenary poster session. For the rules of play for this competition click here or go to the end of this page for downloads. The NVD sponsors this award with a €100 prize.

Posters will be judged during the Dutch Demography Day.


9:00 - 9:30
Arrival and coffee
9:30 - 10:30
Welcome by Leo van Wissen, President of the Netherlands Demographic Society
Keynote Address. “The Revolution of Adult Longevity”. Professor Jean-Marie Robine (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale and École Pratique des Hautes Études)
Presentation of the 2016 NIDI-NVD Master Thesis Award by Leo van Wissen, Director NIDI
10:30 - 11:00
Break and coffe
11:00 - 12:30
Parallell sessions I
12:30 - 13:30
13:00 - 13:30
Annual meeting NVD with lunch (NVD members only)
13:30 - 15:00
Parallell sessions II
15:00 - 15:30
Plenary Poster session
15:30 - 16:00
Break and coffee
16:00 - 17:30
Parallell sessions III
17:30 - 18:30
Presentation of the NVD Poster Award 2016 and Drinks


Ingrid Esveldt
Netherlands Demographic Society
Organisation committee: 
Leonie van Breeschoten, Anne Brons, Ingrid Esveldt (chair), Nico van Nimwegen, Lenny Stoeldraijer en Auke Vlonk