Call for Papers: Conference on Children and their families using the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys

Don’t miss the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on children’s lives using MICS data. Submit an abstract to mics@unicef.org by 6th June, 2024

Organizers: Equity for Children, UNICEF, and the Bristol Poverty Institute (University of Bristol)

Date: 2nd & 3rd September 2024
Location: University of Bristol, UK
Format: Hybrid Conference (In-person & online)

Background and Motivation
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) programme, initiated in the 1990s, has seen six rounds completed, with the 7th round (2023-2026) currently underway. Over 118 countries have conducted over 350 surveys during this time, with microdata available for the majority of surveys. Equity for Children, in collaboration with UNICEF, organized an international conference at the New School in 2004 to promote the use of MICS data. In 2006, a selection of papers from this conference was published in Human Rights and Social Policies for Children and Women: The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in Practice.

Now, twenty years later, as the seventh round of MICS is underway, a new conference will be held in Fall 2024. This conference is a collaboration among Equity for Children (The New School), UNICEF, and the Bristol Poverty Institute (University of Bristol).

Call for Papers: Content
Papers based on the analysis of MICS data, focusing on children, adolescents, youth, and their families and households, will be considered. Proposed papers can be focused on one country or survey, or can compare two or more countries or surveys. Papers can use data from any round or multiple rounds of MICS. They can address specific topics or methodological work related to MICS, such as measurement, survey design, and implementation. Special consideration will be given to papers relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Timeline and Venue
Abstracts of 100-300 words (with three keywords) should be submitted to mics@unicef.org by 6th June 2024, with the subject line “Paper proposal for International Conference on MICS”. Please specify if you prefer to present your paper in-person or online. Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee comprising members from the University of Bristol, Equity for Children, and UNICEF. Notifications will be sent in early July. The conference will be held at the University of Bristol in England and online.

For more information, visit: https://mics.unicef.org/surveys

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the discussion on children’s lives using MICS data!

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