Demography

Field Description

The field of demography is multidisciplinary in focus and practice, drawing on a wide range of social science perspectives. Graduate training at the Cornell Population Center (CPC) is similarly multidisciplinary and provides students with opportunities to develop fundamental demographic insights and methodological tools, as well as to engage with arguments from a range of perspectives.

Why Minor in Demography?

  • New insights: Population dynamics are fundamental to social, economic, political, and environmental change, and an understanding of demographic processes is critical to answering some of our most pressing questions.
  • Cutting-edge research: Demographers rely on a broad set of tools for analyzing demographic data, and weekly seminars provide exposure to new developments in data and methods from prominent scholars across the U.S. and abroad.
  • Broader community: CPC offers many opportunities to connect students with researchers (students and faculty) in other disciplines using high-quality empirical techniques to answer population-related research questions.
  • Additional funding: CPC regularly provides funding for student travel to professional population conferences (e.g., PAA) and offers seed funding to CPC students in need of research support. CPC research is also supported by major grants, and faculty are often looking for GRAs with demographic skills during the academic year and summer months.

 

Course Requirements

The campus-wide graduate minor in Demography is open to Ph.D. students in all social science fields. To qualify for completion of the minor, students must successfully complete the following courses: a) Principles in Demography (PAM 6050/DSOC 6070), (b) Demographic Techniques (PAM 6060/DSOC 6080), (c) Demography Training Seminar (PAM 6810), and (d) one elective course from approved list of CPC courses. For more information visit Cornell Population Center Demography Training.  

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.

Faculty: http://cpc.cornell.edu/leadership-affiliates/faculty-affiliates/

 

Contact Information

Website: https://cpc.cornell.edu/demography-training/graduate-demography-minor/
Email: population@cornell.edu
Phone: 255-1960

Contact: Meg Cole
2301B  Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

 

 

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Demography

  • demography (minor)

Faculty

John Maron Abowd

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Steven E. Alvarado

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Rosemary Jane Avery

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Christopher Brendan Barrett

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Alaka Basu

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Kendra Bischoff

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Francine D Blau

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

James G. Booth

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Charles Brainerd

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

John H Cawley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Benjamin T. Cornwell

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Erin York Cornwell

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Rachel E Dunifon

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Parfait M Eloundou-Enyegue

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Gary William Evans

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Maria Fitzpatrick

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Filiz Garip

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Shannon Marie Gleeson

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Matthew Hall

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Anna R. Haskins

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Thomas A Hirschl

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Lawrence M Kahn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Donald S Kenkel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Daniel T. Lichter

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Michael F. Lovenheim

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Vida Maralani

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Alan D. Mathios

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Kelly A. Musick

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Max John Pfeffer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Karl Andrew Pillemer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Peter M. Rich

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

David Ezra Sahn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Sharon L. Sassler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Jeffery Sobal

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Laura Tach

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Maureen Waller

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Kim A Weeden

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Martin Timothy Wells

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Elaine Wethington

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography

Christopher Wildeman

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography

Lindy Brooks Williams

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Demography: demography
  • Research Interests: demography