Welcome to the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies!

As a University-wide initiative, we bring together scientists from all corners of the Harvard campus – and beyond – to make exciting advances in population research. With seven billion people living on the planet and a projected nine billion by 2050, our focus is on examining the most nuanced trends and important challenges in this century.

Upcoming seminars

March 12 – RWJF Health & Society Scholars Seminar, “Conceptualizing Stress in Diverse Mothers and Infants: Can We Capture the Intergenerational Transmission of Risk Through the Perinatal Period?”  Cindy Liu, Director of Multicultural Research, Commonwealth Research Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

March 23 – Pop Center Seminar, “The Decline of Marriage: Family Systems, Economic Opportunity, and Relative Income,” Steven RugglesRegents Professor of History, University of Minnesota and Director, Minnesota Population Center

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