"Demography Daze" honoring Phil Morgan
Demography (“Days”) Daze is a collaboration between the Carolina Population Center (CPC) and DuPRI. This is the first of what we anticipate to be an annual workshop to share ideas across our centers and to spawn collaborative research.
The first annual workshop is being held in honor of S. Philip Morgan, an internationally known sociologist and population scientist. Phil, a former President of the Population Association of America and long-standing member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, is also a former co-editor of Demography. He has been a stalwart of the population science community since arriving at Duke in 1988 and has been selected to be the next director of CPC commencing July 1, 2012.
To register for the Demography Daze seminar and/or reception, please visit our registration page.
A History of Collaboration:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University both have rich histories in the population sciences. The Carolina Population Center (CPC) was one of the first population research and training centers established in the early 1960s. 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).
The 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. DuPRIs 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).
Phil, a former President of the Population Association of America and long-standing member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, is also a former co-editor of Demography. He has been a stalwart of the population science community since arriving at Duke in 1988 and has been selected to be the next director of CPC commencing July 1, 2012.