Demography is Destiny
The world's population has more than doubled over the past 50 years, and is projected to rise another 50 percent by the end of the 21st century. Population growth, aging, and migration, along with associated increases in economic inequality within and between populations, have fundamental consequences for the well-being of societies and our planet.
UC Berkeley is renowned for its leadership in demographic and related population science research on the causes and consequences of population change. This research is conducted across a broad set of university departments and disciplines, particularly the social, biological, health and data sciences. This Population Sciences at Berkeley website provides an overview of leading population research at Berkeley, and an integrated home for the websites of the Berkeley Population Center and the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA).