Track Scope and Objectives

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The scientific track is the general heading under which your abstract, if accepted, will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters. Please choose the scientific track that best describes the subject of your abstract.

Track 1: Youth and health

Track 1. will highlight the latest basic and translational science related to [i] what are the manifestations of incomplete epidemiological transition among people across social and economic categories, as well as gender and age brackets? [ii] considering governments' struggle to deal with the double burden in the health sector, how much fiscal and political space is there for reproductive health, including that related to gender-based violence? [iii] what are the effects on youth of transitions brought by the changes in values and lifestyles? [iv] what are the appropriate responses of different stakeholders (not just governments) for youth-related issues and reproductive health?

Track 2: International Labour Migration Issues

Track 2 is aimed at sharing the most up-to-date knowledge and research findings to inform [i] will the 'anti-migration' policy in the United States, as well as migration restrictions in some European countries, have considerable effect on the migration policies of other countries? [ii] how will developing countries, especially in Southeast Asia, respond to such international migration policies? [iii] will recent policy changes have implications for the volume, pattern, and trends of international migration? [iv] how should countries respond to developments in information technology in order to protect migrant workers?

Track 3: Big data for population and social policies

The past five years have seen an increasing issues of Big Data. Track 3 will address: [i] how can researchers and policymakers utilise big data for population and social policy? [ii] what approaches and methodologies are appropriate for big data analysis in policymaking? [iii] how would the use of big data affect government agencies and policymaking culture How can third-party sector organizations and community-led organizations support the implementation of prevention programmes and effective service provision in an era of continuing funding cuts and other funder transitions?


Track 4: Social protection policy

This track highlights [i] how well can prevailing welfare regimes in the developing world effectively respond to the problematic issues of epidemiological transition, underdeveloped labour markets, international migration, and shifting modes of industrial relations (mainly caused by developments in digital technology)? [ii] will these problematic issues have any significant effect on family and community roles in providing social protection for vulnerable people? [iii] is there any need/pressure to change prevailing welfare regime models with more redistributive/inclusive ones? [iv] what are the roles of global and regional actors in the development of social protection programmes in the developing world?

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