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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 spring series of Notestein seminars has come to a close. A new series will start next fall.

For information about the seminars, including listings of previous schedules, click on seminars under research on the left-hand column.

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

PAA 2015 Annual Meeting

The conference took place April 30th - May 2nd in San Diego, CA. Click here to see a list of participants from Princeton University. For a detailed list click here.

OPR - The First 75 Years

For materials related to our 50th and 75th anniversary celebrations, including links to our Facebook page and YouTube channel, please visit our anniversary page, which can also be reached by clicking on the seal found on the top right corner of every page on this website.


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.

Tuesday, April 28, in recognition of his achievements in original research, Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Sociology is in the news for her recently published book titled "The Hero's Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State." Read the full story

Marta Tienda, the Maurice P. During Professor of Demographic Studies, a professor of sociology and public affairs, and director of the Program in Latino Studies, has been elected to the National Academy of Education for her outstanding scholarship related to education.

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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