The Centre for Population, Aging, and Health encourages, organizes and supports innovative social science research in the areas of population, aging, and health. We are a community of scholars working and collaborating on research and methods that advance the scientific understanding of changing population dynamics, individual and population aging, and the social determinants of health.
What does sociology bring to the study of population, aging, and health?
As the world's population grows older, many new challenges face societies, including family dynamics, public policy, economic security, work, and health care. Changing population dynamics, coupled with increasing immigration and globalization, bring a new urgency to understanding the social factors that shape opportunities and social behavior throughout the life course, such as individual well-being and health inequality.