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As world population rises toward seven billion and life expectancy in developed nations rises above 80 years, demographic forces drive the shape of global challenges and personal opportunities. Students and faculty at the Department of Demography at UC Berkeley study the deep structure behind these changes. Emphases include the potential for further extensions of lifespan in mathematical, evolutionary, and empirical context; economic transfers, both public and private, between age groups and generations and their links with poverty, prosperity, economic growth, and lifetime choices; culture and intentionality in fertility and family formation; affiliation and opportunity in a spatially and socially mobile world; and the emerging field of human rights demography, the measurement of victimization and need in the face of violence and complex emergencies.
At Berkeley, Demography is an independent, degree-granting academic department in the College of Letters and Sciences, one of only a handful of independent departments of demography around the world. It has strong interdisciplinary links to other campus units in the social sciences, health sciences and statistical sciences.
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