Demography: Understanding Our World

Wednesday 15th Feb 2023, 9.15am

What is demography, and how can it provide us with a better understanding of our world and the people who live within it? In this micro-documentary, we hear from Dr José Manuel Aburto, Prof Ridhi Kashyap and Prof Jennifer Dowd – researchers at Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science – as they use new types of data, methods and unconventional approaches to improve our understanding of human populations.


Life table image credits:

Visual 1 (1:40) = Visualisation of data from Quantifying impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through life-expectancy losses: a population-level study of 29 countries. Credit: Jonas Schöley, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Visual 2 (1:43) = Visualisation of data from Demographic science aids in understanding the spread and fatality rates of COVID-19. Credit: Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science


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