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Centre on Population Dynamics

  • Professor Pamela Smock (Sociology, University of Michigan) presenting at the Conference "International Perspectives on Family Structures and Child Well-being"

  • Professor Céline Le Bourdais (Sociology, McGill University) discussing at the Conference "International Perspectives on Family Structures and Child Well-being"

  • Professors Shelley Clark (Sociology) and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Sociology & Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health)

  • Professors Sam Harper and Arijit Nandi. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health.

  • Professors Zoua Vang (Sociology) and Simona Bignami (Demography)

  • Professors Christopher P. Manfredi (Dean of Arts), Shelley Clark (Sociology) and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Sociology & Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health)

  • Professor Lonnie Berger (Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison) presenting at the Conference "International Perspectives on Family Structures and Child Well-being"

  • Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Sociology & EBOH, McGill University) presenting at the Conference "International Perspectives on Family Structures and Child Well-being"

  • Rebecca Fuhrer (EBOH), Céline Le Bourdais (Sociology), Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Sociology & EBOH), Shelley Clark (Sociology), Anthony Masi (Provost, Faculty of Arts), Juliet Johnson (Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts) at the CPD inauguration event.

  • Professor Philip Merrigan (Economics, UQÀM) giving a talk at the Conference "International Perspectives on Family Structures and Child Well-being"

  • Professor Matthieu Chemin (right) collecting data with his team of fieldworkers (Economics)

  • Professors Sonia Laszlo (Economics) and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Sociology & Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health)

  • Professors Simona Bignami (Demography, UdeM), Roderic Beaujot (Sociology, University of Western Ontario) and Eric Tenkorang (Sociology, Memorial University) discussing at the Conference "International Perspectives on Family Structures and Child Well-being"

Centre on Population Dynamics

The Centre on Population Dynamics was founded by Shelley Clark (Director), Céline Le Bourdais and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée and approved by the McGill University’s Board of Governors on May 1, 2012. The CPD has resulted from a collaboration between three main departments in two faculties (Sociology and Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health in the Faculty of Medicine). Within the broader area of population dynamics, the Centre focuses on five main research axes:   

  1. Family Dynamics;
  2. Social and Economic Determinants of Health;
  3. Education, Skill Acquisition, and Labour;
  4. Migration;
  5. Aging over the life course.

These research axes are united by three overarching themes:

  1. Applied Quantitative Methods
  2. Life Course Perspectives;
  3. Global in scope, covering both developed and developing countries.