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
September 29 – Pop Center Seminar: Subjective Well-being in China”
presented by Jim Smith, Distinguished Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies, RAND Corporation

October 2:  RWJF Seminar:Lead Exposure, Socioeconomic Status, and the Propagation of Cognitive Disparities,” presented by Werner TroeskenProfessor, Economics and History, University of Pittsburgh