Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC)

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to population-related research and housed in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Our primary goal is to draw together leading scholars from diverse disciplines to support, produce, and promote population-related research of the highest scientific merit. The Center's research focuses on four key areas:

(1) social and economic inequality,
(2) gender, work, family, and fertility,
(3) life course analyses of health and disability, and
(4) data development for population research.

The Center strives to develop young scholars and to encourage scholars from allied fields to engage in population-related research through research support, training, and mentoring. The Center's proximity to Federal statistical agencies allows scholars access to under-utilized or restricted-use government data for their research. This university-government partnership allows Center faculty members to conduct innovative academic research while contributing to the improvement of data collection at the Federal statistical agencies, thereby enhancing the public infrastructure for population research. The Center's proximity to Washington, DC, also strongly positions its faculty to provide non-partisan, scientific evidence on population-related issues of importance to policy makers.

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