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The Department of Demography was established in 1990 on the initiative of Professor Roubíček and Professor Roubíček became its first chair. It was not a completely new research establishment then because the Laboratory of Demography, which had been created in 1969, was transformed into an independent department. The Laboratory of Demography was for many years part of the Department of Statistics and most of today’s members of the Department of Demography had been members of the Department of Statistics.

The Department of Demography opened in the school year 2007/08 as part of the study programme Quantitative Methods in Economics and a new bachelor’s branch of study, Socio-Economic Demography. More information here.

The Department of Demography aims to acquaint listeners with the current demographic development, its logic and its consequences, and, naturally, with the theory which is an essential requisite for understanding the current development. It offers to those interested in demography a minor subject, Demography and Social Analysis.

The Department is engaged in scientific research and its members have worked on a number of grants.

In 1999 it successfully completed work on a grant from the Czech Science Foundation Mortality in the Czech Lands in the 1990s, in 2001 it successfully completed work on another grant from the Czech Science Foundation Fertility in the Czech Lands, in the 1990s a grant from the research grant program GRACES, Ageing of the Population and Pension Systems in European Union States. In 2004 it successfully completed work on a grant from the Czech Science Foundation What to Do with the Economic Consequences of Ageing of our Population?

At present its members participate in a long-term project 2D06026, Reproduction of Human Capital, financed by the Ministry of Education as part of the National Research Programme II.