Demography and Population Studies

Faculty in population studies conduct research on demographic topics such as family formation and dissolution, racial identification, employment patterns and consequences, migration, and population health and mortality. Associated faculty members receive National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation funding to develop, improve, and analyze data sets such as modern and historical census data from the US and around the world.

Faculty’s research interests include:

  • Integrating spatial analysis with classic and formal demographic theory
  • The relationship between migration, racial stratification, and inequality
  • The translation of individual racial identities to race statistics
  • Intergenerational dynamics from adolescence through early adulthood
  • The work-family interface across the life course
  • Workplaces and their effects on employees
  • Incarceration and health
  • The impact of global economic and human rights policies on child well-being
  • Causes of health inequalities
  • Institutional change and social mobility in China

Interdisciplinary partners include:

Faculty members in this area of specialization are also affiliated with the Population Association of America and the Population Section of the American Sociological Association.

Associated facultyZack AlmquistYanjie BianElizabeth BoyleJack DeWaard, Carolyn LieblerAnn MeierPhyllis MoenJeylan MortimerMichelle PhelpsRob Warren