Population change provides an important context for significant social policy choices. The various processes at play in the lifecourses of individuals are, in the aggregate, the causes of population change.
The primary goal of the Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster is to promote research that will lead academics and policymakers to a clearer understanding of the relationship between population structure and the lives of individuals. This research will form the basis for improved planning on the part of governments, public institutions and agencies, and business.
The Cluster will support the education of a new generation of skilled researchers who will contribute to the growing body of knowledge about population, the lifecourse, and the development of society and its institutions.