With a PhD in Sociology from the University of Alberta (1975), Roderic Beaujot was first Demographer at Statistics Canada (1974-76), and has since been at the Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario (1976-present). In 1982-83 he was at the Office National de Planning Familial et Population (Tunisia).
Since 2011 he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, member of the Centre for Population, Aging and Health, and Director of the Research Data Centre at the University of Western Ontario (2004-present). He is Principal Investigator for Population Change and Lifecourse, a Strategic Knowledge Cluster funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and chair of the Statistics Canada Advisory Committee on Demographic Statistics and Studies.
He has been President of the Canadian Population Society (2000-02) and the Federation of Canadian Demographers (1987-90). He was a member of the Canadian Delegation at the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 1994).
Beaujot’s research interests include the evolving demographics of Canada and implications for social policy in areas of health, family, labour force, pensions, education, and social security.
He is author of Earning and Caring in Canadian Families (Broadview Press, 2000) and co-author with Don Kerr of Population Change in Canada (Oxford, 2004).
Publications 2011, 2012 and forthcoming:
Woldemicael, Gebremariam and Roderic Beaujot. 2011. Currently married women with an unmet need for contraception in Eritrea: Profile and determinants. Canadian Studies in Population 38(1-2): 61-81.
Woldemicael, Gebremariam and Roderic Beaujot. 2011. Fertility behavior of immigrants in Canada: Converging trends. International Migration and Integration (available on line).
Raza, Muhammad, Roderic Beaujot and Gebremariam Woldemicael. 2012. Social capital and economic integration of visible minority immigrants in Canada. International Migration and Integration (available on line).
Beaujot, Roderic, Ching Du and Zenaida Ravanera. 2013. Family policies in Quebec and the rest of Canada: Implications for fertility, child care, women’s paid work and child development indicators. Canadian Public Policy (forthcoming).
Beaujot, Roderic. 2013. Why do we still need a census? Comment in The Canadian Geographer (forthcoming).
Beaujot, Roderic, Jianye Liu and Don Kerr. 2011. Low income status by population groups, 1961-2001. Pp. 99-117 in B. Edmonston and E. Fong (Editors), The Changing Canadian Population. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Liu, Jianye, Don Kerr and Roderic Beaujot. 2011. Children and youth in Canada: Recent demographic changes. Pp. 253-274 in B. Edmonston and E. Fong (Editors), The Changing Canadian Population. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Beaujot, Roderic. 2011. Families. Pp 228-256 in J. White, T. Hewitt and J. Teevan (Editors), Introduction to Sociology: A Canadian focus. Toronto: Pearson.
Kerr, Don and Roderic Beaujot, 2011. Aboriginal Demography. Pp. 149-188 in David Long and Olive Patricia Dickason (Editors), Visions of the Heart: Canadian Aboriginal Issues, Third Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press
Ravanera, Zenaida and Roderic Beaujot. 2012. Childlessness and socio-economic characteristics: What does the Canadian 2006 General Social Survey tell us? Pp. 165-171 in L. Tepperman and A. Kalyta (Editors), Reading Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Beaujot, Roderic and Muhammad Munib Raza. 2013. Population and immigration policy. Forthcoming in P. James and M. Kasoff (Editors). Canadian Studies in the New Millennium. Second Edition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Articles by Roderic Beaujot
University of Western Ontario
Department of Sociology
London, ON N6A 5C2