Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) is a multi-disciplinary faculty research cooperative for social scientific demographic research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose membership includes sociologists, rural sociologists, economists, epidemiologists, and statisticians.

CDE is one of the leading centers of social science research in the world, as indicated by the scholarly productivity of its faculty, the level of extramural funding secured by researchers, the production and distribution of high quality demographic data, and the quality of its graduate training program. 

Several La Follette School faculty members serve as CDE affiliates.