The School of Demography is a world-leading demographic research centre. Find out about the ways researchers in the School contribute to the discipline, society, government and policy across Australia and the world. Read individual case studies of pioneering research and its impact.
In Australia and throughout the world, public bodies and policymakers have struggled to quantify migration and make accurate population forecasts because of inconsistent data from a variety of disparate sources.
Sex selection in Australia
The work of Gray, Evans and Kippen on attitudes to sex selection in Australia has contributed to the development and revision of policy by the Australian government.
Gender and reproductive health in Indonesia
The expected outcome of this research will be gender-sensitive curriculum design materials that can be integrated into the national and local curricula for primary and secondary education.
Integration of genomics and demographic studies
The increasing availability of genetic, epigenetic, and biomarker data in social surveys enables researchers for the first time to address many new questions.