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The Office of Population Research (OPR) at Princeton University is a leading demographic research and training center. OPR has a distinguished history of contributions in formal demography and the study of fertility change. In recent years there has been increasing research activity in the areas of health and wellbeing, social demography, and migration and urbanization.

Notestein Seminars

The Notestein seminar series is in Summer Recess and will return next fall.

Starting with the spring 2012 series you can view screencasts of selected seminars.

Charles F. Westoff Prize in Demography

The Charles F. Westoff Prize in Demography was established by the Office of Population Research in 1992, to be awarded yearly to a student for excellence in demographic studies. The 2015 winner is Sherry H. Li ’15 WWS for her senior thesis entitled “One Child, Two Child, Yes Child, No child: An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Fertility in China”.


OPR student Angela Dixon is one of two co-winners of this year's 2015 James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award for her work on “Colorism and Classism Confounded: Perceptions of Discrimination in Latin America.”

James Trussell, the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs and professor of economics and public affairs was one of sixteen faculty members transferred to emeritus status Story in the Princeton Weekly Bulletin.

Janet Currie, the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and chair of the Department of Economics is a recipient of the Graduate Mentoring Award by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. Story in the Princeton Weekly Bulletin.

Annual Report

OPR's Annual Report for 2013 has been published:

The file size is ~ 3MB. Links to earlier reports may be found in the research projects section.

Center Links

Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW)
Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW)
Center for Migration and Development (CMD)
Office of Population Research, Princeton University, Wallace Hall, Princeton NJ 08544-1005
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