“Demography Daze” 2015

When May 14, 2015
from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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THURSDAY, May 14, 2015
SEMINAR 1:00PM – 5:00PM
RECEPTION: 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Agenda is now available: PDF (updated 4/23/2015)

Demography (“Days”) Daze is a collaboration between the Carolina Population Center (CPC) and the Duke Population Research Institute (DuPRI).  This is the 4th annual afternoon workshop where we share ideas across our centers and highlight collaborative research. Our use of Daze is meant to capture the “dazzle” and “splendor” of innovative ideas and new techniques/technologies (not the 1st offered Webster definition, “to stun or stupefy”!). And if there is a lazy summer daze, then it is in mid-May, when our calendars are probably less crammed. So please join us on the afternoon of May 14th.

This year’s program features three sessions one including six “flash talks.” The sessions will be at the Carolina Population Center.  See the Agenda for more information.

Event Registration:

Click here to register for the Demography Daze seminar.

A History of Collaboration:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University have rich histories in the population sciences.  The Carolina Population Center (CPC) was one of the first population research and training centers established in 1965.  It has been continually funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development since 1973.  The Population Sciences at Duke began in the 1980s when the National Institute of Aging Funded what has evolved into the Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA) now part of the Duke Population Research Institute (DuPRI).

handshake.jpgThe historical focus of both centers reflected the pressing needs that population scientists were attempting to address at the time; CPC’s origins were out of concerns of fertility control and women’s health, especially in developing countries.  DuPRI’s origins were out of the aging of the population partly a result of the success of limited fertility worldwide.  Both CPC and DuPRI now have a wide scope of research that cover areas of child health and human development, life course topics, and emerging attention to population-environment and population-health interactions.  Both are building skills and capacity to train the next generation of population scholars and to disseminate data and findings to population professionals, policymakers and the public.

Together, the two centers are responsible for some of the most innovative data collection projects in the population sciences including the Adolescent Health Survey (Add Health), the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS), the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study of Development, Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery (STAR), the Mexican Family Life Survey (MxFLS), the National Long Term Care Study (NLTCS) and National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR).

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