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Welcome to the School of Demography

The School of Demography was created on 1 October 2015 to acknowledge our historical achievements, current academic profile and strategic aim to be the leading demographic centre for research and training in the Asia and Pacific region. We currently conduct research in the core areas of:

  • family formation and change
  • mortality, longevity and ageing
  • international and internal migration.

We are also engaged with studies in Australia, Indonesia, China, Europe and South Africa.

The School of Demography was formerly the Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute (ADSRI).



Shared Parenting after Separation Study

Information for respondents Dr Bruce Smyth and colleagues are conducting a study of parents...

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New evidence links exclusive breastfeeding with later childhood behaviour

A new study published in PLOS Medicine deepens our understanding of early life experiences and...

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Latest ANU Demography Newsletter

For updates on our activities please read our most recent newsletter. ANU Demography Newsletter

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Women’s gender role attitudes and fertility intentions of having a second child: Survey findings from Shaanxi Province of China

Friday, 1st July 2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Presented by: Ying Li

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Seminar - Disadvantaged and diverse? Child disability and families in Australia

Friday, 18th November 2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Presented by: Annemarie Ashton-Wyatt

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ANU Demography

There are many scholars across the Australian National University (ANU) working on population-related issues. Here, you will find academics, news, seminars, and other activities across campus covering the field of demography.

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Updated: 30 June 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Demography / Page Contact:  Website Administrator