The population program brings together many of the University faculty working on family, health, and education issues. This cross-disciplinary group helps provide student fellowships, computing support, research space, and administrative backing for applied work on major social issues of our day. The weekly population workshop brings faculty and students together across departments to discuss the latest issues in research methods and substantive findings from on-going research projects. Housing of many students and faculty together in the shared research offices within the same building at NORC (the National Opinion Research Center) promotes cross-fertilization across disciplines that share concerns with many of the same issues in applied social science analysis.


Edward Laumann

Ross Stolzenberg

Linda Waite

Kathleen Cagney

Other Resources:

For further details on these research programs and that of closely related faculty in other departments see the following web pages:

Population Research Center

Cultural Policy Center (U of C)

The Center on the Economics and Demographics of Aging

Center for Population Economics