Volume 9 - Article 4 | Pages 69-80

The past, present, and future of demography and the role of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

By Kenneth W. Wachter

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Date received:04 Apr 2003
Date published:08 Oct 2003
Word count:4378
Keywords:Ansley Coale, below replacement fertility, biodemography, longevity, Louis Henry, Max Planck Institute, Peter Laslett, prediction


Demography, within the memories of those now living,has been shaped by a few outstanding centers,the Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques,the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and the Princeton Office of Population Research. The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, whose new building received a festive dedication on 31 March 2003, now joins this distinguished family.

Author's Affiliation

Kenneth W. Wachter - University of California at Berkeley, United States of America [Email]

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