Health and Population

Scholars of the Health and Population cluster study the sociological causes and consequences of dynamics and differences in aging, migration, fertility, mortality, health, and well-being. We have distinctive expertise in cross-national comparisons, social capital, health inequalities, and cultural analysis.

The Department co-sponsors the Social Demography Seminar.

Affiliated Graduate Students

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Jason Beckfield signs books at launch of Political Sociology and the People's Health, held October 23, 2018 at the Harvard University Center for Population and Development Studies

Faculty Spotlight: Launching Political Sociology and the People's Health

December 4, 2018
A social epidemiologist looks at health inequalities in terms of the upstream factors that produced them. A political sociologist sees these same inequalities as products of institutions that unequally allocate power and social goods. Sociology Chair Jason Beckfield's new book asks an important question: can the two talk to one another? ... Read more about Faculty Spotlight: Launching Political Sociology and the People's Health