The Human Fertility Database


HFD side meeting at the XXVIII International Population Conference,

28 October 2017


The HFD Project team organizes an HFD side meeting at the XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town on 28 October 2017.

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The second Human Fertility Database Symposium, 23-24 June 2016


The second HFD Symposium on "Population-level fertility research: State of the art" was held at the WissenschaftsForum in Berlin on 23-24 June 2016.

HFD symposium's programme

Papers presented at the 2nd HFD symposium


HFD member-initiated meeting at the PAA Annual Meeting, 29 April 2015


The HFD Project team organized an HFD side meeting "Human Fertility Database: Expanding research opportunities" at the 2015 PAA Annual Meeting held in San Diego (USA) on 29 April 2015. The HFD Meeting brought together current and potential users of the two fertility data repositories, the Human Fertility Database (HFD) and the Human Fertility Collection (HFC), and researchers responsible for creating and maintaining these databases to discuss available data, methods, new research opportunities, as well as prospects for future expansion.

HFD side meeting's programme

Papers presented at the meeting


The first Human Fertility Database Symposium, 3-4 November 2011


The first HFD Symposium on "Period and cohort fertility dynamics in the developed world" was hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock on 3-4 November 2011. The objectives of the Symposium were to promote research on fertility changes and their determinants - especially based on the HFD - as well as to discuss methodological challenges associated with producing and analyzing population-level fertility data. Apart from the purely scientific programme, the participants were invited to provide their feedback and suggestions on the HFD contents, methods and setup, and the directions of its further development.

HFD symposium's programme

Papers presented at the 1st HFD symposium