Institute for Population and Social Research
2014 Annual Conference X: Birth and Security in Population and Society

Wednesday Seminar


Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 hrs.  Room 109 Sabua, 1st Floor

Title: Determinants of Intergenerational Relationship of Elderly with Children in Thailand

By: MD Nuruzzaman Haque  


Vital Rates of Thai Population 2014
Estimated Population at Midyear 2014 (1st July)
Crude birth rate (per 1,000 population) 11.5
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population) 7.9
Natural growth rate (percent) 0.4
Life Expectancy at Birth
    Male 71.3
    Female 78.2

Source: Mahidol Population Gazette

News & Event


Thai Writing Workshop

June 5, 2014

IPSR organized the 2nd Workshop “How to Write an Article for Publication in Journal”. The workshop, held at Srabua Room, allowed IPSR young researchers to present the progress of their works. 


June 2, 2014

IPSR held the workshop “Establishing a Multi-cultural Society at Provincial Level: Policy and Practice Review in Thailand and Japan” with the participation from representatives from Thai government organizations dealing with migrant labor management.  The workshop was organized at IPSR’s Srabua Room, where the participants exchanged knowledge and had a brainstorm about the review of national laws and regulations on migrant labor.  

IPSR's Exhibition

May 29, 2014

Emeritus Prof. Dr. Pramote Prasartkul and Ms. Nutchanundhporn  Meesuwan welcomed 16 guests from the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, visiting IPSR’s Exhibition of Population and Social Issues, in which “People Counting People” was also introduced.


May 29, 2014

IPSR’s Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sureeporn Punpuing, faculties and staff paid respect to the Buddha’s relics at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology. The holy remains were moved from Muneenart Cave in Kanchanaburi to be temporarily relocated at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology on the occasion of the  5th anniversary of the faculty’s establishment.

Motocycle Safety

May 29, 2014

IPSR’s Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sureeporn Punpuing, deputy directors and staff welcomed Prof. Suwanna Ruangkanchanasetr, M.D., Vice President of Mahidol University, at IPSR in the event campaigning for “The Promotion of Safety Helmet Use” aimed to raise awareness among university staff about safety when riding motorcycle.     

IPSR director welcomed delegates from the Institute of Sociology (IOS), Vietnam

May 15, 2014

IPSR Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sureeporn Punpuing, Deputy Director and lecturers welcomed delegates from the Institute of Sociology (IOS), Vietnam, led by Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh, Director, for the visit to IPSR for collaboration on research, graduate programs and training.

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Mass Media on IPSR

March 17, 2014

BurathepIPSR researcher Mr. Burathep Chokthananukul's article "2013: Year of protests and omens for ASEAN's Spring" was cited in page-1-scoop in Thairath Newspaper dated March 17, 2014 (Year 65, No. 20509).


March 2, 2014   

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kanokwan Tharawan talked about “Queer” in the ThaiPBS”S program “Klang Meung Sonthana” broadcasted at 10.05 hrs on March 2, 2014.

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February 19, 2014

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chai Podhisita, IPSR’s Senior Consultant, talked about “Trend of the Singles” in the Modern 9 TV’s evening news on February 12, 2014.
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February 6, 2014

Kanokwan TharawanAsst. Prof. Dr. Kanokwan Tharawan gave an interview on “The Abused Woman Named Wife” to the National Assembly Radio and Television Broadcasting Station, FM 87.5 MHz, broadcasted on January 7, 2014, and to C U Radio, FM 101.5 MHz, broadcasted on January 8, 2014.

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February 6, 2014

Pramote PrasartkulProf. Dr. Pramote Prasartkul gave an interview to the Defense Energy Department Radio’s Lao Soo Kan Fang Program, 90.5 MHz, on “World population will reach 10 billion by end of this decade and Indian population will outnumber the Chinese”, broadcasted on November 28, 2013.

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January 23, 2014

Kanokwan TharawanAsst. Prof. Dr. Kanokwan Tharawan and researchers from Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, gave an interview “Is it time for Thai women to stay away from HPV?” to the M2F Newspaper’s Work & Life, dated January 23, 2014. 

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Job Opportunities


A Research Program on 'Establishing State of Knowledge on Sexualities for Healthy Sexuality Policy Movement' new icon
Action Research Project for "Sustainable Development of Community Welfare Fund : The Case of Nernkarm and Huncar" Districts, Chainart Province
Children Living Apart from Parents due to Internal Migration (CLAIM) new icon
Demographic and Environmental Change in Nangrong
Development of Appropriate Model for People Participation on Prevention of the Spread over of Bird Flu Disease
Externa Monitoring and Evaluation Project of Health Personnel Development Program
International Tobacco Control Policy Thailand Project (ITC-SEA Thailand)
Mental Health Project
Thai Family Matters Project
Thai Health Project
The Collaborative Advocacy Project between NSO and IPSR to Strengthen the 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC)
The Evaluation of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Program among Migrant Workers in the Border Provinces in Thailand Under Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Migrant Workers in Thailand (PHAMIT) 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
The Kanchanaburi Project
The Migration and Health Project new icon


Green Meeting Award IPSR is one of 57 organizations awarded the Certification of Green Meetings in Organization by the Thailand  Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD) in collaboration with the Thailand Environment Institute. Mrs. Supanee  Pluemcharoen, IPSR Secretary, represented IPSR in the Certification Presentation Ceremony held at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao, Bangkok, on May 19, 2014.
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Mr. Ittipong Thongsrikate and Mr. Suphachai Janesarikit, students from M.A. Program in Population and Social Research receive the 2013 Scholarship for Best Students in University’s Activities from the Alumni Association of Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University. The award presentation was organized on March 15, 2014, at Krungthong Ballroom, Royal River Hotel.

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Wathinee Boonchalaksi

Congratulation to  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wathinee Boonchalaksi, graduate from IPSR’s MA Program in Population and Social Research and Ph.D. Program in Demography and currently Dean of College of Religious Studies on being awarded the Mahidol University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies 2013 Outstanding Alumni, for Administration Category.

Sudarat Teeraworn

Congratulation to Dr. Sudarat Teeraworn, graduate from IPSR’s MA Program in Population and Social Research and Ph.D. Program in Demography, and currently Health Technical Officer (Senior Professional Level) and Head of Maternal and Child Health Group, Health Promotion and Development Group, Regional Health Promotion Center 12 Yala, on being awarded the Mahidol University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies 2013 Outstanding Alumni, for Service Category.

Ms.Ton Nu Hong Vy Ms. Ton Nu Hong Vy, graduate of the MA Program in Population and Reproductive Health Research receives a scholarship from the Institute for Tropical Medicine, Belgium, to conduct research between January 22 and February 24, 2014
Sureeporn Punpuing Associate Professor Dr.Sureeporn Punpuing, the IPSR Director, has been elected as a "Council Member for Asia and Oceania" of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). She will serve the 2014 – 2017 IUSSP Council. More information on IUSSP Council Elections Results is at:
Nara Khamkhom Mr. Nara Khamkhom, Ph.D. Student of IPSR’s Doctoral Program in Demography has been granted a visiting scholar research award from the Mekong Region Development Research Group, Asia Center, University of Utah, for his project “Living and Health Conditions of Lao Migrant Workers in Thailand”. The host institution for his visiting scholar position is the University of Utah, USA, and he will conduct research for 5 months from March to July 2014 with Dr.Kim Korinek as his mentor.
Assoc. Dr.Churnrurtai Kanchanachitra

Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Churnrurtai Kanchanachitra for being granted the 2013 Best Teacher Award. She is one among the 10 outstanding woman teachers awarded this year. The Award is to praise Thai woman teachers with moral and qualifications according to Her Majesty the Queen's command on Thai Woman's Day on August 1, 2002. Dr. Tiam Chokwatana Foundation established the Award and this year's Award Ceremony was held by Dr. Tiam Chokwatana Khunnatham School Network on June 28, 2013, at Ballroom Hall, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.

Sureeporn Punpuing Associate Professor Sureeporn Punpuing for being appointed Member of the Executive Board of NEW-CCET (Network for WHO Collaborating Centres and Centres of Expertise in Thailand) in Human Reproduction, Reproductive Health, PHC, Food Safety, NCD, Health Economics, Women's Health.

Congratulations to Lecturer Dr. Kanokwan Tharawan on being appointed Assistant Professor by Mahidol University Council on May 15, 1013. The appointment has been effective since November 16, 2012

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What's New


Workshop Calendar 2014

Book & Research Report
Happinometer Manual Cover
Happinometer Manual

Happiness Watch Report Year I / Round II : July - December 2012

Happiness Watch Report Year I : January - June 2012
Multiligual Demographic Dictionary

Quality of Life, Work and Happiness

Happiness in Phang-nga, Phuket, and Baan Nam Khem
after Tsunami

Thailand Population Aging Poster
Population Aging in Thailand, 2014

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Demopaedia Thai Population Journal
Thai Population Journal
Asian Population Association
Mahidol University Visual Identity Guideline Mahidol Channel Mahidol University Green


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