The journal Population Studies was launched at the LSE in 1947 by David Glass (1911–1978), who was one of the School’s most distinguished and influential professors of sociology and the man who did most to establish demography as one of the fields of teaching and research for which the LSE has an outstanding reputation.
Population Studies, which receives a high and annually increasing impact factor from the ISI Social Sciences Citation Index, reports significant advances in methods of demographic analysis, conceptual and mathematical theories of demographic dynamics and behaviour, and the use of these theories and methods to extend scientific knowledge and inform policy and practice.
The subjects of papers range from classical concerns, such as the determinants and consequences of population change, to such topics as family demography and genetic influences on demographic behaviour.
One of the reasons why the papers in Population Studies are widely read is that abstracts of them are published by Medline, Popline, and other leading abstracting services. The journal is published by Taylor and Francis, but the editors - who are currently drawn from six different institutions, including the School - retain full
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