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The Office of Population Research (OPR) at Princeton University is a leading demographic research and training center. OPR has a distinguished history of contributions in formal demography and the study of fertility change. In recent years there has been increasing research activity in the areas of health and wellbeing, social demography, and migration and urbanization.

Notestein Seminars

The Notestein seminar series is in Summer Recess and will return next fall.

Starting with the spring 2012 series you can view screencasts of selected seminars.

Venezuela Today

This seminar took place on April 17-18, 2014 with the aim of examining different perspectives on Venezuela today in order to move beyond the polarized vision that has been derived from the ideological model of the Socialism of the XXI century and put forward by the government.

A systematic approach using quantitative and qualitative methods can challenge the ideological Venezuelan vision promoted by current government’s official policy.
For more information please visit

PAA 2014

The 2014 annual meeting of the Population Association of America took place in Boston, Massachusetts May 1-3. To see a list of participants from Princeton University click here. A detailed list showing session information is also available.

OPR - The First 75 Years

For materials related to our 50th and 75th anniversary celebrations, including links to our Facebook page and YouTube channel, please visit our anniversary page, which can also be reached by clicking on the seal found on the top right corner of every page on this website.


Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs has been appointed the Director of the Education Research Section beginning July 1, 2014.

Edward Telles, Professor of Sociology was published in the Huffington Post on July 3rd with an article titled The Beautiful Diversity of the World Cup

Bryan Grenfell, the Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Public Affairs at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Woodrow Wilson School, is one of two distinguished scientists to join the Board of Governors of The Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.

Annual Report

OPR's Annual Report for 2012 has been published:

The file size is ~ 2.5MB. Links to earlier reports may be found in the research projects section.

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Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW)
Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW)
Center for Migration and Development (CMD)
Office of Population Research, Princeton University, Wallace Hall, Princeton NJ 08544
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