Department of Sociology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
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Roderic Beaujot is Professor of Sociology at the University
of Western Ontario. After a first degree at Collège Matthieu in
Saskatchewan, he did his graduate work at the University of Alberta, obtaining
a PhD in Sociology in 1975. During 1974-76 he worked as a Demographer
at the Demography Division of Statistics Canada, and since 1976 has been
at the Population Studies Centre and the Department of Sociology, University
of Western Ontario.
On the population of Canada, his research interests include the following:
evolving demographics (fertility, mortality, immigration, internal migration,
aging, regional distribution) and implications for social policy in areas
such as health, family, labour force, language, multi-culturalism, equal
opportunity, pensions, education, and social security.
On fertility, his research interest include questions of gender and families,
especially the earning and caring activities over the life course as seen
in the division of paid and unpaid work, and how these form the context
through which to interpret childbearing behaviour.
Note: For activity since 2005, and full curriculum
- Beaujot, Roderic. “Population and Seats in the Senate of Canada, 1867-2031: A comment on the Murray/Austin Motion.” Brief presented to the Senate Special Committee on Senate Reform, Ottawa, 6 September 2006.
- Walter Rasugu Omariba, Roderic Beaujot and Fernando Rajulton. “Determinants of infant and child mortality in Kenya: An analysis controlling for frailty effects.” Population Research and Policy Review 26(2).
- Beaujot, Roderic and Robert Andersen. “Time-crunch: Impact of time spent in paid and unpaid work, and its division in families. Canadian Journal of Sociology.
- Handbook of Population, Edited by D. Poston and M. Micklin, Canadian Journal of Sociology, forthcoming.
Papers at meetings:
- Kerr, Don, Melissa Moyser and Roderic Beaujot. Marriage and cohabitation: Demographic and Socioeconomic Differences in Quebec and Canada. Paper presented at the meetings of the International Sociological Association, Durban, South Africa, July 2006.
- Academic Director of Western's Research Data Centre, and member of the National Coordinating Committee of Research Data Centres. He was implemental in the successful bid for funding of the Centre from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust.
- Chair, Advisory Committee on Demographic Statistics and Studies, Statistics Canada, 1994 to 2009, member 1992-2009.
- Member, Institut de Statistique du Québec, Comité consultatif sur les statistiques démographiques et sociales, 2006-present.
- Editorial Committee, Cahiers Québécois de Démographie, 1990 to present.
- Member of Leadership Group, Population, Work and Family Policy Research Collaboration, 2004-present.
- Member of Scientific Organizing Committee for 2008 meetings of the Association Internationale de Démographes de Langue Francaise (AIDELF).
Fertility, Immigration, Gender, Family Models, Policy, Population of Canada,
Paid and Unpaid Work
Languages: English and French
Countries of Professional Experience:
Canada, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Syria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sweden,
- Research assistant, Institut National de Statistique et d’Economie
Appliquée, Morocco, Summer, 1971.
- Summer Intern, The Population Council, Summer of 1973.
- Visiting Scholar, Office National de Planning Familial et de la Population,
- Visiting Scholar, Demographic Unit, Stockholm University, Summer of 1997