Written by Christopher Hinojosa
Overview: Population changes require persistent planning and maintenance. Population research includes budgeting, supervision, outreach, and strategic planning. Demographic analysis and forecasting can help cities and regions plan for expected changes in population characteristics which can help inform new and necessary projects, policies, and procedures. Population research centers inform various facets of society including but not limited to Family Demography and Intergenerational Relationships; Education, Work, and Inequality; Population Health; and Reproductive Health. The director of a population research center is tasked with managing research teams and projects as well as securing funding.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Social Scientists
Skills: demography, social geography, human geography, sociology, economics