Demography

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

Demography, the study of human population dynamics, is an interdisciplinary field of scholarship involving sociology, economics and other social sciences as well as statistics and applied biological sciences including epidemiology and public health. This minor field makes demographic education available to students studying for M.S./Ph.D. degrees in wide range of graduate fields across the university. The minor field's goal is to produce scholars, fully trained in their respective disciplines, who have broad knowledge in demography, strong skills in statistical and demographic techniques, and the ability to undertake research on a range of population-related topics. By obtaining basic training in population theory, empirical knowledge and methods of demographic analysis, M.S./Ph.D. students from across the university will enhance their abilities to examine the demographic aspects of social and economic change, life course processes, family dynamics, labor market processes, social stratification and bio-social processes such as fertility, mortality and morbidity. The minor seeks to introduce a wide range of students to demographic perspectives and analytical approaches that will enhance their scholarly capabilities and their career options in academia, national and international government agencies, and not for profit research organizations.

Course requirements include: (a) one demographic methods course such as PAM 6060/DOC 6080, or its equivalent, (b) at least one specialized graduate-level population-related course, and (c) the demography pro seminar.

John Abowd -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Elizabeth Adkins-Regan -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Rosemary Avery -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Christopher Barrett -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Francine Blau -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
James Booth -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Charles Brainerd -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
David Brown -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Richard Burkhauser -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Marianella Casasola -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
John Cawley -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Stephen Ceci -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Ho Yan (Nancy) Chau -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Susan Christopherson -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Rachel Dunifon -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
John Eckenrode -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Gary Evans -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Gary Fields -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Michael Goldstein -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Douglas Gurak -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
David Harris -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Douglas Heckathorn -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Thomas Hirschl -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Elizabeth Hirsh -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
George Jakubson -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Michael Jones-Correa -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Lawrence Kahn -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Sanjiv (Ravi) Kanbur -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Mary Katzenstein -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Donald Kenkel -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Daniel Lichter -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Alan Mathios -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Jordan Matsudaira -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Joseph Mikels -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Stephen Morgan -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Kelly Musick -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Anthony Ong -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Max Pfeffer -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Karl Pillemer -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Christine Ranney -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Valerie Reyna -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
David Sahn -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Sharon Sassler -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Jeffery Sobal -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Maureen Waller -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Qi Wang -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Mildred Warner -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Kim Weeden -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Martin Wells -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Elaine Wethington -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography
Lindy Williams -- Concentrations: demography; Research interests: demography