Welcome to the Center for Demography and Ecology
CDE is a multi-disciplinary cooperative for social scientific demographic research and graduate training comprised of scholars and students from across the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. CDE affiliates produce demographic research and data in the center’s five research areas:
- Demography of Inequality
- Fertility, Families and Households
- Health and The Life Course
- Environmental & Spatial Demography
CDE receives funding via a Population Research Infrastructure grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (P2C HD047873). CDE’s sister center, the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), receives Center Grant funding from the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG017266). See how to acknowledge this support.
Hal received his PhD in 1960 from the University of Chicago (a student of Otis Dudley Duncan). He came to UW-Madison (from Duke University) as a Professor of Sociology in 1967 and was the second Director in CDE's history. He wrote and was the Principal Investigator for the first NIH 'center grant' awarded to CDE. Hal's research focused on a range of topics at the core of sociology and population science, including social stratification, racial segregation, the growth of cities and suburbs, and developing new statistical tools. In addition to his administrative and research contributions, Hal was known for being an exceptional teacher and mentor. He became Professor Emeritus of Sociology in 2000. Read more...