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. Primarily, the committee deals with questions concerning the determinants and consequences of changes in population size, structure, and distribution, and their implications for policy makers and researchers in both developed and developing countries. The committee also fosters communication between policy makers and researchers in different disciplines and countries. In recent years, the committee has been concerned with a range of issues related to national and international population policy, including studies on population aging; urbanization; the transition to adulthood; population projections; and changing patterns of fertility, marriage, mortality, and migration. The committee’s activities include consensus studies, workshops, and conferences.