Best Journal Article - Canadian Studies in Population - CSP Award


Past recipients

2022, Ana Fostik (Statistics Canada) and Céline Le Bourdais (McGill)  

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Fostik, A., Le Bourdais, C. Regional Variations in Multiple-Partner Fertility in Canada. Can. Stud. Popul. 47, 73–95 (2020).


Using retrospective biographical data from the 2011 GSS, we examine regional variations in multiple-partner fertility in Canada. We document its prevalence across regions from both a cross-sectional and a longitudinal perspective. Furthermore, we analyse regional disparities in the family trajectories that lead to multiple-partner fertility (MPF), focusing on the conditions surrounding the first birth. While we find no significant differences across regions in the occurrence of multiple-partner fertility among fathers, our analysis shows striking variations in the prevalence and timing of MPF among mothers. Women living in the Atlantic provinces, in the Prairies and, to a lesser degree, in British Columbia experience a higher rate of multiple-partner fertility than those living in Ontario and Quebec. Regional differences in the divergent pathways leading to MPF partly contribute to explaining the observed variation across the country. Giving birth at young ages and in non-residential partnerships is associated with a higher likelihood of multiple-partner fertility, while repartnering after the break-up of the union in which the first child is born is more common in provinces where it is less prevalent.


Nominations for 2022 Best Article in CSP Award.

The CPS Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Best Paper Award. This award will be given to the best article in the Canadian Studies in Population journal published between March 2020 and March 2022. Both single and co-authored papers are eligible as are papers written by graduate students, early-career scholars, and more established authors. Papers will be evaluated for their overall contribution to population science and research, including methodological and theoretical innovation, as well as applicability to policies and social problems. The awards committee will conduct a search of works published in the past two years for potential candidates for the awards. The committee also enthusiastically welcomes nominations, including self-nominations. Letters of nominations with a brief explanation of the paper’s merits should be sent to the Awards Committee Chair, Shelley Clark ( ) by February 28, 2022. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Population Society.