Hal Caswell

Hal Caswell

Hal Caswell is Professor of Mathematical Demography and Ecology, in the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. He studies the demography of humans, plants, and (non-human) animals, and has extended formal demographic methods using matrix population models. His research interests include the formal demography of kinship, the evolution of life histories, the roles of stochasticity and heterogeneity in demography, models for health demography, the conservation demography of threatened species, and the sensitivity analysis of demographic models. Caswell received his PhD in Zoology from Michigan State University in 1974. He is an Emeritus Research Scholar at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.


Universiteit van Amsterdam


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14 December 2023 | research article

The formal demography of kinship V: Kin loss, bereavement, and causes of death

Hal Caswell, Rachel Margolis, Ashton Verdery

Volume: 49 Article ID: 41
Pages: 1163–1200
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2023.49.41

22 August 2023 | research article

The contributions of stochastic demography and social inequality to lifespan variability

Hal Caswell

Volume: 49 Article ID: 13
Pages: 309–354
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2023.49.13

20 June 2023 | research article

How does the demographic transition affect kinship networks?

Sha Jiang, Wenyun Zuo, Zhen Guo, Hal Caswell, Shripad Tuljapurkar

Volume: 48 Article ID: 32
Pages: 899–930
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2023.48.32

07 September 2022 | research article

The formal demography of kinship IV: Two-sex models and their approximations

Hal Caswell

Volume: 47 Article ID: 13
Pages: 359–396
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2022.47.13

04 August 2021 | research article

The formal demography of kinship III: Kinship dynamics with time-varying demographic rates

Hal Caswell, Xi Song

Volume: 45 Article ID: 16
Pages: 517–546
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2021.45.16

29 July 2021 | research article

Healthy longevity from incidence-based models: More kinds of health than stars in the sky

Hal Caswell, Silke van Daalen

Volume: 45 Article ID: 13
Pages: 397–452
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2021.45.13

19 June 2020 | research article

The formal demography of kinship II: Multistate models, parity, and sibship

Hal Caswell

Volume: 42 Article ID: 38
Pages: 1097–1146
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.38

10 September 2019 | research article

The formal demography of kinship: A matrix formulation

Hal Caswell

Volume: 41 Article ID: 24
Pages: 679–712
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2019.41.24

21 October 2015 | research article

The sensitivity analysis of population projections

Hal Caswell, Nora Sánchez Gassen

Volume: 33 Article ID: 28
Pages: 801–840
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.33.28

16 September 2015 | research article

Lifetime reproduction and the second demographic transition: Stochasticity and individual variation

Silke van Daalen, Hal Caswell

Volume: 33 Article ID: 20
Pages: 561–588
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.33.20

24 February 2015 | research article

Demography and the statistics of lifetime economic transfers under individual stochasticity

Hal Caswell, Fanny Annemarie Kluge

Volume: 32 Article ID: 19
Pages: 563–588
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.32.19

02 September 2014 | research article

A matrix approach to the statistics of longevity in heterogeneous frailty models

Hal Caswell

Volume: 31 Article ID: 19
Pages: 553–592
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.31.19

01 May 2014 | research article

Why do lifespan variability trends for the young and old diverge? A perturbation analysis

Michal Engelman, Hal Caswell, Emily Agree

Volume: 30 Article ID: 48
Pages: 1367–1396
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.48

07 September 2010 | formal relationship

Reproductive value, the stable stage distribution, and the sensitivity of the population growth rate to changes in vital rates

Hal Caswell

Volume: 23 Article ID: 19
Pages: 531–548
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.23.19

12 March 2008 | research article

Perturbation analysis of nonlinear matrix population models

Hal Caswell

Volume: 18 Article ID: 3
Pages: 59–116
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2008.18.3