Call for Papers: Special Issue Coping with Population Ageing

By PAA Web posted 08-23-2022 14:03


China Population and Development Studies (CPDS), a scholarly peer-reviewed international journal which examines a broad range of topics related to population and development, announces a call for papers for a special issue that will address share experiences on coping with population ageing.

When a growing elderly population gets coupled with a low fertility rate, they become a challenge faced by many countries. By the end of 2021, China’s population aged 65 and above reached 200 million, accounting for more than 14.2% of the whole population, marking that China has entered a moderately aging society. Faced with this “aged boom”, how can the world’s most populous country change the world’s largest elderly population into a "longevity dividend"? It’s a major issue in China. In the world, Western Europe is the first region in the world to start population aging, and in Asia, Japan, Korea, Singapore and other countries have rich experience and lessons to share in coping with population ageing.

In this special issue, we are looking for papers on the theme of how can China learn from the world in coping with the population ageing. The papers can be theoretical, commentary or empirical contributions; full length or short descriptive. We would like to invite submissions that discuss experiences and lessons on coping with the population ageing, the effective approaches to cope with low fertility and population ageing. Comparative study across populations, or between Asia and Europe, would be encouraged when possible.  Submissions can be focused on certain issues about coping with population ageing, such as active ageing policies, family policies, flexible retirement, social security and long term care insurance and services, digital inclusion and age-friendly society, or as case studies for a particular population or a region. 

We encourage you to consider submitting a 300-word abstract proposal (with preliminary results for empirical studies) to before 1 October 2022The deadline for full paper submission is 30 January 2023. We aim to complete the first round of peer-review process within 8 weeks of submission.  

The special issue is scheduled for publication in June 2023.

All manuscripts should follow the journal submission guidelines which are available here. 

Any question related to this special issue should be directed to or