Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography

Research

Our research involves the development of statistical and demographic methodology that can be used throughout the social sciences

Our research involves the development of statistical and demographic methodology that can be used throughout the social sciences

We work in four main areas: demography, health and wellbeing; sample survey theory and methods; statistical modelling; and policy and evaluation.

Our research connects statisticians and demographers, economists and social policy analysts in Social Sciences with academics from across the University and beyond.

We are known for the expertise and international scope of our researchers and for the application of cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative methods. Much of our work has global impact, aiding our partners in the development of policy worldwide.

Endorsed for our research

Research across Social Statistics & Demography was praised for its quality in the latest research assessment exercise (RAE).

A cross-disciplinary approach

We carry out extensive research in demography and other related disciplines.

Working with our partners

Our academics are working with external organisations contributing expertise, while their experience informs our teaching.

Doctoral research opportunities

The ESRC has chosen Social Sciences to host a prestigious Doctoral Research Centre (DTC). Find out more.

Meet our students

Bernard Baffour

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“I was attracted to the University of Southampton because of its highly rated research status.”

Social Sciences hosts national debate on world population at 7-billion

Our social scientists are bringing together academics, policy-makers, teachers, young adults and members of the public to debate what the birth of the 7-billionth person will mean for the world and the challenges ahead as the global population continues to grow.

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