Berkeley Population Center

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, and is currently supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  NICHD R24 HD073964-01A1, after having received five-years of support from a Population Research Infrastructure Program (PRIP) grant from NICHD R21 HD056581. 

The Berkeley Population Center continues a 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 the collaboration all aspects of population studies. Our signature themes are: