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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”.


C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School is in the news at Princeton for her article titled "Cellphone data can track infectious diseases"

Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs. Director, Office of Population Research responds to Donald Trump's recently released proposal for imigration reform in this Foreign Policy article.

Marta Tienda was recently interviewed by the Alumni Society for her views on the topic of "The Latino population is growing. Can colleges help Wall Street keep up?"

OPR student Angelina Grigoryeva recently had an article titled The Historical Demography of Racial Segregation published in the American Sociological Review August 2015.

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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