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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

Subject and Degrees

    Concentrations by Subject

    Demography (minor)

    • 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 Cornwell

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

    Rachel E Dunifon

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

    John Joseph Eckenrode

    • 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

    Jordan D. Matsudaira

    • 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