New Centre for Demographic Science
Oxford University will set up a new Centre for Demographic Science with £10 million funding from the Leverhulme Trust. In their announcement, the Trust states: "Demographic research aids society, government and industry to prepare for demands related to population growth and shrinkage, climate change, migration, longevity and ageing, fertility and household change. Our aim is to build an internationally-recognised centre of research excellence that will disrupt, realign and raise the value of demography."
The centre, led by Professor Melinda Mills (a Fellow of Nuffield College), will take an unconventional approach and bring together researchers not only from the field of demography but also from sociology, criminology, economics, statistics, molecular genetics, biology, history, marketing and economics to bring "science" to demography.