Topics of Parallel Session

The parallel sessions feature some of the world’s most distinguished population, youth and health expert, social policy specialists, and big data expert. Parallel sessions bring all conference delegates at the two session in the morning and afternoon.

  1. Youth and health
    1. Manifestations of incomplete epidemiological transition among society
    2. Fiscal and political opportunities for reproductive health
    3. Effects of shifting values and lifestyles on youth
    4. Appropriate responses of different stakeholders to youth-related issues and reproductive health
  2. International Labour Migration issues
    1. Effects of US migration control and EU migration restriction policy
    2. Responses of developing countries to international migration policy
    3. Implications of recent policy changes for international migration trends
    4. Policy reform and migrant worker protection as related to global IT development
  3. Big data for population and social policies
    1. Utilisation of big data for population and social policy
    2. Approaches and methodologies for big data analysis in policy making
    3. Effects of using big data on the roles of government agencies and policy-making culture
  4. Social protection policy
    1. Responses of welfare regimes in the developing world to epidemiological transition, underdeveloped labour markets, international labour migration, and shifting modes of industrial relations (mainly caused by developments in digital technology)
    2. The effects of epidemiological transition, underdeveloped labour markets, international labour migration, and shifting modes of industrial relations on family and community roles in providing social protection for vulnerable people
    3. The need / pressure to replace prevailing welfare regime models with more redistributive / inclusive ones
    4. The roles of global and regional actors in the development of social protection programmes in the developing world