Welcome to the
Population Research Center
The Population Research Center at the University of Chicago, established in 1985, is an interdisciplinary research center designed to facilitate high-quality population research conducted by its researchers.
The signature theme of our research is human and social capital in the urban context. The PRC’s urban emphasis is rooted in the emerging significance of global trends in urbanization, the ongoing and pressing concerns regarding urban populations in the U.S. and the long-standing interest in urban questions among our faculty. With this focus, the tools of demography and theoretical precepts of human and social capital can be brought to urban studies.