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Demography Research

14 September 2009

ESRC Centre for Population Change

The Centre for Population Change (CPC) aims to improve the understanding of the key drivers and implications of population change within the UK. The Centre is a joint initiative between the Universities of Southampton, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Strathclyde, Stirling and Dundee, in partnership with the Office for National Statistics and the National Records of Scotland (NRS). It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for five years in the first instance and will conduct research within four broad themes:

  • Dynamics of fertility and family formation;
  • Household change and living arrangements across the life course;
  • Demographic and socio-economic implications of national and transnational migration; and
  • Modelling population growth and enhancing the evidence base for policy.

Scotland’s Demography Research Programme

Scotland’s Demography Research Programme was launched in January 2005 and completed in 2007. Its aim was to develop greater understanding of the key aspects of fertility, migration and ageing to inform the evidence base on demographic issues in Scotland. The Programme was co-funded by the ESRC and The Scottish Government, and was supported by NRS. The research section of the Scottish Government website provides background information on the six research projects and links to the final reports.