COMMITTEE ON POPULATION

The Committee on Population was established by the National Research Council in 1983 to bring the knowledge and methods of the population sciences to bear on major issues of science and public policy. The committee’s work includes basic studies of fertility, health and mortality, and migration aimed at improving programs for the public health and welfare in the United States and developing countries. The committee also fosters communication among researchers in different disciplines and countries and policy makers in government, international agencies, and private organizations. The work of the committee is made possible by funding from several government agencies and private foundations.



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COMMITTEE ON POPULATION The Committee on Population was established by the National Re- search Council in 1983 to bring the knowledge and methods of the popu- lation sciences to bear on major issues of science and public policy. The committee’s work includes basic studies of fertility, health and mortality, and migration aimed at improving programs for the public health and welfare in the United States and developing countries. The committee also fosters communication among researchers in different disciplines and coun- tries and policy makers in government, international agencies, and private organizations. The work of the committee is made possible by funding from several government agencies and private foundations.

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