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History of CPC

For over 50 years, the Carolina Population Center (CPC) has brought together population researchers from across disciplines to develop research projects that cut across disciplines and to train the next generation of population scholars.

CPC was established in 1966 with funding from the Ford Foundation. An early brochure highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the program, noting that it is “distinguished by its breadth of approach. It brings to bear on this complex subject the insights of many different academic disciplines.”

You can see how the Center has evolved over the past decades in our interactive timeline. For more information on the history of CPC, please visit our library.