THIRD ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL DEMOGRAPHY June 5-9, 2017

We are pleased to announce our Third Annual Workshop on Formal Demography, to take place June 5-9, 2017, here at the UC Berkeley Campus. Funded by NICHD R25HD083136 and co-sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) and the Berkeley Population Center, this workshop will consist of two parts. The first part is a 3-day workshop on formal demographic methods. Trainees will learn a variety of methods and applications with a hands-on active-learning approach. The next two days, Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, will be a conference, with presentations by leading demographers. 

•We seek advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors and other researchers, including more senior researchers interested in expanding their field of expertise.

•This year's Special Emphasis will be on Fertility Patterns Over Time, organized by Prof. Josh Goldstein (Demography, UC Berkeley) and Dr. Magali Barbieri (INED).  Josh Goldstein is the founding director of The Human Fertility Database (HFD). HFD is free and user-friendly access to detailed and high-quality data on period and cohort fertility and thus to facilitate research on changes and inter-country differences in fertility in the past and in the modern era.

•The application period is now open. We are accepting applications through March 1, 2017. 

•For any questions, please write to Dr. Leora Lawton, Executive Director, Berkeley Population Center, popcenter@demog.berkeley.edu.