The Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) is a multi-disciplinary cooperative for social scientific demographic research and graduate training at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. CDE affiliates produce demographic research and data in the center’s five research areas: Demography of Inequality; Fertility, Families and Households; Health and the Life Course; Biodemography; and Environmental and Spatial Demography. CDE receives funding via a Population Research Infrastructure grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (P2C HD047873).
CDE is home to over 80 faculty affiliates who represent more than 20 departments and schools from across campus, including sociology, public affairs, economics, and population health sciences. By providing a bridge between a large number of academic disciplines, CDE serves as a hub for population research at UW–Madison.
For 58 years, CDE affiliates have conducted cutting-edge research on a broad array of population related issues, including the demography of inequality; fertility, families, and households; health and the life course; biodemography; and environmental and spatial demography.
Each year, CDE trains 35–45 predoctoral scholars from departments across the UW–Madison campus. Training at CDE aims to foster an interdisciplinary community of junior scholars in population research, to build expertise in demographic theory and methods, and to cultivate students’ professional skills.
- March 9Virtual Demography Seminar (DemSem)"Covering Undocumented Immigrants: The Effect of a Large-Scale Prenatal Care Intervention," Laura Wherry (New York University) with comment by Tiffany Green (UW)12:15 PM
- March 16Virtual Demography Seminar (DemSem)"Incorporating Equity Value Judgements into Causal Decomposition Analysis," John Jackson (Johns Hopkins) with comment by Felix Elwert (UW)12:15 PM
- March 23Virtual Demography Seminar (DemSem)"Family Background, Occupational Returns to College, and the Rise of the Comprehensive Welfare State: Evidence from Danish Monozygotic Twins born 1931–1979," Kristian Karlson (University of Copenhagen)12:15 PM