Research Programmes

In 2010 the generous grant from the Clore Duffield Foundation, and the associated matched funding from James Martin, enabled the redefining of our programmes into six research strands under the Clore Programme of Population Dynamics. This places Demography at the forefront of all future research.

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing’s primary aim is to undertake research into the implication of population change. Research can be divided into six main research strands:

Understanding Demographic Change

The Demographic Change Programme addresses one of the key challenges of the 21st Century: how societies will adapt to the tremendous population changes ahead.
Coordinator: Dr George Leeson

Photography: David Aguado

Demography and Economy

The global labour market is being transformed by population change. This programme is examining some of the key questions through our extensive evidence base collected using self-report surveys, interviews, observation, documentary and secondary data analyses.
Coordinator: Prof Sarah Harper

Photograhy: Thom Quine

Demography and Society

The research programme concerns examining intergenerational family roles and relationships.
Coordinator: Dr Jaco Hoffmann

Photography: Max Boschini

Biodemography and Health

This considers the  implications of population ageing for health and long-term care.
Coordinator: Kenneth Howse

Photography: Max Boschini

Demography, Science and Innovation

The aim of this programme is to develop and carry out research which enables an understanding and utilization of new technology  as a fundamental pre-requisite for full and active citizenship.
Coordinator: Dr Kate Hamblin

Demography and Environment

The challenge raised by the interactions of global climate change and rapidly changing demographic structures throughout the world carries both opportunities if successfully managed and significant risks if public policy interventions fail.
Coordinator: Prof Sarah Harper

Research in these programmes is carried out in four regions of the world: 
Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.


Institute research is underpinned by the Global Ageing Survey (GLAS)