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Our Research

The Center supports the research of over 80 population scientists in colleges and departments from across the University of Maryland campus. In addition, affiliated researchers bring expertise from other organizations and Signature Themes 400px institutions.

Our research is focused on four primary research areas that build on and extend the Center's historic strengths: 1) Gender, Family, and Social Change, including family formation, parenting across the life course, and the intersection of gender, work and family; 2) Health in Social Context, including multi-level influences on health, health over the life course, and health disparities; 3) Social and Economic Inequality, including individual and family inequalities and inequality at the level of institutions such as firms, schools, the criminal justice system, and the military; and 4) Migration and Immigrant Processes, including population and environment, population mobility, and neighborhood and community effects on health and development.

With funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, we specialize in research that supports the mission of the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch:

"PDB supports research and research training in demography, reproductive health, and population health.

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