A tradition of diverse and path-breaking analysis
The UC Berkeley demography program is widely regarded as one of the best and most creative in the world. We occupy a unique niche in the population studies landscape, with a strong focus on formal demography, population theory, and the relationship between demographic dynamics and social, cultural, and economic dynamics.
Welcome & Overview
Demography Department Chair Mara Loveman’s overview and welcome to Demography
Brown Bag Seminars
Weekly seminars featuring guest speakers. Currently running in hybrid mode, virtually and in-person.
The Department of Demography is one of the very few in the United States granting graduate degrees in demography. Students and faculty at the Department of Demography at UC Berkeley study the deep structure behind the forces that drive the shape of global challenges and personal opportunities. Emphases include the potential for further extensions of lifespan in mathematical, evolutionary, and empirical context; economic transfers, both public and private, between age groups and generations and their links with poverty, prosperity, economic growth, and lifetime choices; culture and intentionality in fertility and family formation; affiliation and opportunity in a spatially and socially mobile world; and the emerging field of human rights demography, the measurement of victimization and need in the face of violence and complex emergencies.