Annual Workshop on Formal Demography

The 10th Annual Workshop on Formal Demography will be held in person from June 3-7, 2024, with funding from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R25HD083136) and co-sponsored by the Berkeley Population Center.

About: This year’s workshop will cover classic topics in formal demography including the analysis of fertility and mortality as well as population dynamics. In addition, this year’s special emphasis topic will be on the demography of immigration, which encompasses the influence of migration on population growth and age-structure as well as the fertility and mortality of immigrant populations. Travel and accommodations will be provided for accepted applicants.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2024

Notification Date: March 22, 2024

Target population: The workshops are aimed both at those with prior demographic training and those who have not studied demography but already have quantitative skills in another area. Advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career researchers and faculty are welcome to apply. We are interested in increasing the diversity of the field and encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Travel and accommodations will be provided for accepted applicants.

Primary Instructors:  Ayesha Mahmud, Dennis Feehan, Robert Chung, Department of Demography, UC Berkeley.

Curriculum: We will use the fundamental tools of formal demography such as stable population theory and the mathematics of migration and other demographic outcomes, to understand the demography of migration and migrants. Further information and course materials from the 2021-2023 workshops can be found at the links below.

2024 Preliminary Program

Days 1 and 2 of the workshop will cover core formal demographic topics including stable population theory, fertility, and mortality, with selected examples on how to include migration in demographic models 

Day 3 of the workshop will be a hands-on workshop on the role of immigrant populations in demographic processes

Days 4 and 5 will feature guest speakers presenting new research on formal demography of immigrants and immigration. Potential topics include (i) the immigrant mortality paradox, (ii) tempo and the total fertility rate of immigrants, (iii) measuring undocumented immigration, (iv) measuring human mobility using cell-phone data, and other topics. 

For any questions, please write to Elie Draper, (link sends e-mail).