Centers and academic departments engaged in the Population Sciences at UC Berkeley create and support various research programs. These include pilot studies to explore new research areas that can lead to larger discoveries, multiyear research projects, and work to develop and translate current academic research on the implications of demographic changes for economies and societies into insights that will shape policies and practices in the world beyond the academy.
The Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) supports programs reflective of its mission to further our understanding of the economics and demography of aging:
- The Human Mortality Database was created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity.
- The National Transfer Accounts project, related to CEDA's thematic focus on the demographic and fiscal consequences of global aging.
- The Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy (BerkeleyAGE). This is CEDA's newest program, dedicated to translating demographic research into usable insights to help corporations, governments, nonprofits, industry groups, and the media understand, predict, and navigate the challenges of a new era of unprecedented population aging globally.
At the Berkeley Population Center the focus has been on building and diversifying the research pipeline of the future. BPC manages two special programs in response to these aims:
- Cal-ADAR, designed to give underrepresented students a chance to experience research as undergraduates while studying the demography of aging, which is officially a STEM subject.
The Formal Demography summer program , a one-week workshop for early career researchers from any discipline, seeking to expand their expertise in the tools of population science.