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Social statistics and demography

two female students gathered with children from Ghana whilst on a field trip

We research population change to inform social policy. Our demographers specialise in family and fertility, migration and mobility, and health and mortality. Our statisticians specialise in statistical methodology, including small-area estimation, online survey methodology and population projections.

Research highlights

Giving displaced women and girls a voice

Professor Pia Riggirozzi highlights the perilous journeys migrant women and young girls from Central America and Venezuela undertake, including the risks they face and failures of current policies to protect them.

Improving maternal and neonatal health in India

Global health experts at Southampton are working with government to improve survival rates for expectant mothers and newborns. Their findings are influencing policy.

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