CDE is a multi-disciplinary cooperative for social scientific demographic research and graduate training comprised of scholars and students from across the UW–Madison campus. CDE affiliates produce demographic research and data in the center’s five research areas: the demography of inequality; fertility, families, and households; health and the life course; biodemography; and environmental and spatial demography.
The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke has fallen dramatically during the past 50 years, from 42 percent in 1965 to just 15 percent in 2015.1 Despite this decline, roughly one in five U.S. deaths is due to tobacco-related disease, making it the nation’s top cause of preventable disease and death.Read More
U.S. Hispanics tend to defy the odds: They outlive non-Hispanic whites by three years on average, despite having lower income and education levels. In 2014, life expectancy at birth for the U.S. Hispanic population was 81.8 years, compared with 78.8 years for the U.S. non-Hispanic white population.1 For nearly three decades, demographers have probed why…Read More
Every year, about 10 million Americans move from one county to another. Migration rates vary by age, sex, race, and ethnicity and with local and national social and economic conditions over time. Examining patterns of net-migration for individual counties over time provides important information about how local populations are changing. This webinar introduces a new…