UW–Madison’s Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), led by La Follette School faculty affiliate Marcy Carlson, received an additional five-year grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. Eight La Follette School faculty members are affiliates of CDE, a multi-disciplinary cooperative for social scientific demographic research and graduate training.
CDE’s research and training efforts have provided foundational information about the health and well-being of individuals, families, and groups, and the changing composition of the broader populations that they comprise since CDE’s founding in 1962. Its 70 faculty affiliates from 21 campus departments engage in cutting-edge research across a wide range of topics in population science.
La Follette School faculty serving as CDE affiliates are Professors Jason Fletcher and Tim Smeeding, Associate Professors J. Michael Collins and Geoffrey Wallace, and Assistant Professors Lindsay Jacobs, Rourke O’Brien, Emilia Tjernström, and Yang Wang.