Welcome to the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

CDE is a multi-disciplinary faculty research cooperative for social scientific demographic research whose membership includes sociologists, rural sociologists, economists, epidemiologists, and statisticians. CDE is one of the leading centers of social science research in the world, as indicated by the scholarly productivity of its faculty, the level of extramural funding secured by researchers, the production and distribution of high quality demographic data, and the quality of its graduate training program. The intellectual collegial environment of the Center makes it an exciting and stimulating place in which to conduct research.

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Accessing Bigger Data for Research and Policy is the topic of Summer DemSem! Scheduled for Monday June 5, 9:00am - 3:00pm, 8417 Social Sciences. Special keynote addresses will be made by John Abowd, Chief Scientist, Research and Methodology at the Census Bureau and Ted Mouw from the Uhiversity of Northcarolina. Additional speakers include: Tim Smeeding, Chenoa Allen, Jason Fletcher and Jack DeWaard. Lunch is provided. Registrations are due by May 25 to Susan Vial: send an email susan.vial@wisc.edu. Read more...
Two projects with CDE affiliate members will receive funding from the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative, awards given to support cutting edge research at UW-Madison. Pam Herd and Federico Rey are co-principal investigators in the "The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease". Kristen Malecki is a co-principal investigator in "CREATE: Cumulative Risks, Early Development, and Emerging Academic Trajectories". Congratulations! Read more...
CDE receives funding via a Population Research Infrastructure grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (P2C HD047873). Our sister center CDHA receives Center Grant funding from the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG017266). See how to acknowledge this support.

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Recent Publications

Addo, Fenaba. 2016. "Financial Integration and Relationship Transitions of Young Adult Cohabiters." Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-16.

Conley, D., Laidley, T., Belsky, D. W., Fletcher, J. M., Boardman, J. D., & Domingue, B. W. (2016). Assortative mating and differential fertility by phenotype and genotype across the 20th century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201523592. PMCID: PMC4914190.

DeWaard, J., Curtis, K. J., & Fussell, E. (2016). Population recovery in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: exploring the potential role of stage migration in migration systems. Population and Environment, 37(4), 449-463. PMCID: PMC492146.

Herd P, Higgins J, Sicinski K, Merkurieva I. The Implications of Unintended Pregnancies for Mental Health in Later Life. Am J Public Health. 2016 Mar;106(3):421-9.PMCID: PMC4815713.

Wodtke GT, Elwert F, Harding DJ. Neighborhood Effect Heterogeneity by Family Income and Developmental Period. AJS. 2016 121(4):1168-1222. PMCID: PMC4820764.