About the Population Center

The Berkeley Population Center was founded in 2005 as an interdisciplinary center for population research on the Berkeley campus and beyond. It is currently supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development P2C HD 073964, following our successful four years with support from R24 HD073964-01A1, and five years of support from a Population Research Infrastructure Program (PRIP) grant, R21 HD056581. 

The Berkeley Population Center continues a more than 50-year old tradition of population research at UC Berkeley, and also fosters collaboration with the University of California campuses at Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine and Davis, as well as Stanford University.

Center faculty currently come from the Berkeley Departments of Anthropology, Demography, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Statistics in the College of Letters and Sciences, as well as from the School of Public Health; the Haas School of Business; Environmental Science, Policy and Management; and Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Our Mission

The Center’s mission is to promote research and collaboration in all aspects of population studies. Our research priority areas are: