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The Donald J. Bogue Demography Workshop

Mary Burleson

Mary Burleson, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, presented, "Sex and Affection, Enjoyment and Belonging: Relations with Daily Mood in the Married," at the Demography Workshop on November 13, 2014.

Damon Jones Demography Workshop Presentation

Damon Jones, Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, presented, “The Social Security Earnings Test and Retirement: Evidence and
Implications,” at the Demography Workshop on November 20, 2014.



Upcoming Events

The Winter Quarter Demography Workshop on February 23, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Click here for a copy of the 2017 Winter Quarter Schedule



The Demography Workshop is held on Thursdays between noon and 1:20 p.m. at NORC at the University of Chicago at 1155 East 60th Street in seminar room 232/233 on the second floor. To make arrangements for persons needing assistance, please call Adelle Hinojosa at (773)256-6315.  For further information about the workshop, contact Laila Noureldin at The current workshop schedule is available at the Center's Web Calendar>>

Since the 1984-85 academic year, the weekly Demography Workshop has played a unique and central role in integrating advanced graduate students into the intellectual life of the demography program of the Committee on Demographic Training (CDT), training graduate students in demographic studies, preparing them for the public presentations of their work which they will face at professional meetings and colloquia, and exposing them to the interdisciplinary intellectual exchange that is central to the practice of contemporary American demography. No other teaching activity at the University of Chicago provides students with intense, regular exposure to interdisciplinary debate about contemporary demographic research.

We have recently renamed this series in honor of Donald Bogue. One cannot capture the influence of his career in these pages, but as someone who did groundbreaking work in both demography and urban sociology, and founded the journal Demography in 1964, we thought it fitting to remind each presenter and audience member of his impact on the field. We also note that Professor Bogue was a regular participant in the workshop until his 95th birthday; his collegiality and commitment to our program was evident.

Demography Workshop Schedule 2016-2017

The Winter Quarter Demography Workshop begins January 12, 2017. Please see the current schedule: 2017 Winter Quarter Schedule>>>> 

Michael Rendall, Professor of Sociology at The University of Maryland, will present "The failure of the 1996 welfare reform to reshape women's life courses: Evidence from three cohorts" on February 23rd. 

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Links to archived papers, abstracts, and slides presented at the Demography Workshop are posted when available. For a listing of available papers and abstracts, see Papers and Abstracts >>


Annual Seminar on the Protection of Human Subject Research Participants (PHSRP)

Each year, the Population Research Center (PRC), the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging (CoA) and the NORC Institutional Review Board (IRB) co-host a seminar on the Protection of Human Subject Research Participants (PHSRP) during the spring Demography Workshop series. This annual workshop offers new insight on responsible research practices in the social sciences. The workshop is a requirement of the CoA specialized training program, which is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to support four predoctoral and two postdoctoral fellowships

The 2014-2015 PHSRP took place on June 4, 2015. The seminar, titled "Ethics and Social Science Research: Protecting Human Subjects" was presented by Ellis Monk, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of Chicago. Professor Monk is also a PRC Associate. His presentation focused on the importance of understanding risks, confidentiality, and debriefing. He brought in examples from his own research to add to the discussion about ethical implications in situations that arise in the field.