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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 mission is to provide unbiased, credible advice to public and private sector based on the most reliable population research. These include studies of the size, territorial distribution, and composition of population, changes therein, and the components of such changes, which include fertility, mortality, migration, and social mobility, and, also, of the social, economic, psychological, and biological determinants and consequences of those states and changes. Committee activities include research syntheses, agenda setting, convening, and communication. The committee also fosters communication between policy makers and researchers in multiple disciplines and policy makers in different countries.



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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 commit- tee’s mission is to provide unbiased, credible advice to public and private sector based on the most reliable population research. These include studies of the size, territorial distribution, and composition of population, changes therein, and the components of such changes, which include fertility, mor- tality, migration, and social mobility, and, also, of the social, economic, psychological, and biological determinants and consequences of those states and changes. Committee activities include research syntheses, agenda set- ting, convening, and communication. The committee also fosters commu- nication between policy makers and researchers in multiple disciplines and policy makers in different countries.

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