Demography at Yale

Demography is the statistical study of characteristics of the human population. Focus areas extend from formal mathematical demography to social demography, encompassing areas such as: population growth and decline (fertility, mortality, migration), family demography (marriage, divorce, cohabitation), health and disability, human capital and labor (education, employment, wealth), aging, inequality and disparities, the life course, and population methodology.

During 2013-2014, the Yale Demography Workshop Distinguished Speaker Series will feature scholarly work from across the many disciplines that comprise the fields of demography and the population sciences. Our aim is to bring together interested faculty, researchers, and students from across campus to discuss the latest advances in the population sciences with some of the leading scholars in the field. The speaker series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP), the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), and the Labor/Public Economics Workshop.

Interest in demography and the population sciences extends across many departments at Yale. Departments and centers that carry out research in one or more of the areas described above include Anthropology, Economics, History, MCDB, Sociology, Public Health, Medicine, School of Management, the Jackson Institute, and Global Health.