Center for Family & Demographic Research

The Center for Family and Demographic Research (CFDR) is an NIH-funded population research center dedicated to research, training, and service in demography. The CFDR integrates demographic methods, data, and perspectives with other social scientific approaches to understand the well-being of children and families. A special focus of research by CFDR affiliates addresses the public health and social problems facing at-risk children, adolescents, and families.

CFDR Director Wendy Manning Delivers Presidential Address at the PAA Meeting


Dr. Wendy Manning, Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, Director of the CFDR, and 2018 President of the Population Association of America (PAA) delivered her presidential address, "Young Adult Relationships in an Era of Uncertainty: A Case for Cohabitation" during the PAA annual meeting in Denver. "The growth in non-marital childbearing in the US has been due to the increase in childbearing in cohabitating relationships, not from single mothers," said Manning. Read More

The CFDR at PAA 2018

CFDR Affiliates Presenting at the
2018 Population Association of America Meeting

April 26-28, 2018
Denver, Colorado
Poster Presentations

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Faculty Research Development Award

Applications for the CFDR Faculty Research Development Award are due June 1, 2018

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Summer Workshop Series

Using Stata on Long-Format Data
Instructor: Hsueh-Sheng Wu
Monday, May 21, 1:30-2:30 pm
CFDR Conference Room, 7C Williams Hall

Workshop Schedule
BGSU Students and Faculty at the 2017 Population Association of America conference.