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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.


A study conducted by Angelina Grigoryeva, a PH.D student at OPR, was presented at the American Sociological Association's 109th Annual Meeting and has received publicity from several sources including this article published in USA Today. Elderly caregiving: Daughters, not sons, step up

Marta Tienda, Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies was interviewed by Hispanic Executive. The article is titled The Education Imperative

Noreen Goldman, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, and Germán Rodríguez, senior research demographer are featured in a story titled A Husband's Declining Health Could Put Taiwanese Women at Risk for Health Issues

Janet M. Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics was featured in a story titled 9/11 Dust Cloud May Have Caused Widespread Pregnancy Issues

Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has received two awards from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Full story

Susan Fiske, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor and psychology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been widely recognized and honored in 2014 for her study and contributions to the field of social psychology Full story

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.

Center Links

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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