Formal Demography Working Group


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The Formal Demography Working Group aims to bring together formal demography scholars and those interested in formal demography to discuss recent and classic work, brainstorm new ideas, and to foster new collaborations. We meet virtually each month with meetings tentatively scheduled for the last Friday in every month. Our specific aims are to:

  1. Bring an international community of scholars together with formal demography as the focus
  2. Create a supportive and inclusive environment to learn, and encourage people to work with formal methods
  3. Discuss the past, present and future of formal demography

We aim to run thematic meetings on research, training, and forums. More details can be found here.


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Register interest to present

If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting, fill out this form.

Next meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 26 January at 10 ET, with Matt Hauer giving a presentation on ‘Climate Migration, Demographic Amplification, and multiregional population projections’.

Previous meeting’s materials


This working group is organized by Vanessa Di Lego (Vienna Institute of Demography), Ryohei Mogi (University of Southern Denmark), and Monica Alexander (University of Toronto). It is still a very new idea and we are always open to suggestions and feedback.