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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 starts on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in 300 Wallace Hall, when the featured talk will be

Andrew Cherlin, Professor of Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University. Labor's Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America.

Seminar attendance is restricted to faculty, fellows, and students. To see the complete list of talks in the current seminar series click on seminars under research on the left-hand column.

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

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.


Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Wilson School was interviewed about inequality, income and health by Forbes India.

Douglas S. Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Director, Office of Population Research was recently cited in the article How Your Neighborhood Affects Your Paycheck. The Atlantic CITYLAB, Jan 16, 2015

The Hero's Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State, a book by Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, has been published. A part of Publisher's Weekly review states:"This thought-provoking book--and the comprehensive research behind it--could, if heeded, help alleviate some of society's most intractable problems.

Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Wilson School is the co-author of a report titled Does Life Satisfaction Increase With Age?

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
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