Upcoming thematic issues for 2024

Social Participation as a Factor That Changes Societies and Personalities (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2024)

Demographic Well-Being as a Factor in Social Development (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2024)


Social Participation as a Factor That Changes Societies and Personalities

This special issue has been published:
Vol. 8, No. 1 (2024): Special Issue “Social Participation as a Factor That Changes Societies and Personalities”


Demographic Well-Being as a Factor in Social Development

Demographic well-being is a relatively new concept, which overlaps partly with the concepts of demographic resilience and demographic stability. Demographic well-being can be considered both at the level of individual and interpersonal relations, as well as at the level of larger social entities, such as a country or a region. Demographic well-being at the individual level assumes the implementation of reproductive and life-saving strategies that are aimed at improving the quality of life. At the societal level, demographic well-being is associated with long-term demographic dynamics, manifested in the optimal reproduction of the population and its gender and age structure. To a large extent, the nature of demographic processes depends on the social, cultural, regional, ethnic, and religious specifics of a particular historical context. Such demographic factors, as age, gender, matrimonial status, education, etc., have a great influence on subjective quality of life indicators and people’s perceptions of their physical, mental, and social health.

We welcome papers that address a broad range of demographic issues, including those focusing on:

  • Theoretical and methodological backgrounds of the analysis of demographic development.
  • Demographic transformations in the modern world.
  • Demographic well-being at the micro- and macro-level.
  • Prosperous family as a demographic development factor.
  • Dynamics of fertility and mortality and its socio-cultural factors.
  • Quality of life and birth rates.
  • Population ageing.
  • Dynamics of life expectancy.
  • Migration policy directions.
  • Demographic processes and national security.


Guest Editors:

Sergey V. Ryazantsev and Tamara K. Rostovskaya, Institute of Demographic Research of the Federal Research Sociological Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IDI FNSC RAS)


Key deadlines:

Submission of abstracts (200–300 words) – September 1, 2023.

Peer review of abstracts and notification of potential authors – October 1, 2023.

Submission of full texts – February 1, 2024.

Submission of final texts after peer review – June 1, 2024.

Publication – Changing Societies & Personalities, 8(2), 2024.


Author Guidelines



Dr. Elena A. Stepanova, Editor-in-Chief, mailto: editor@changing-sp.com