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Jane Cecelia Falkingham

Professor of Demography & International Social Policy
University of Southampton
Country of residence:
United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom
Gender: F

Member since: 2021
Membership No: 21155
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Demography, Public Administration/ Government

Specialization: Ageing, Economic Demography, Families and Households, Income, Poverty and Welfare, Social Demography , Lifecourse, Intergenerational relations

Regional focus: Western Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia

Education: Masters level , 1985 , London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) , Demography

Working languages: English (United States)

Other association membership in population or related fields: European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Population Association of America (PAA)

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Professional Summary:

I am Professor of Demography & International Social Policy at the University of Southampton and since 2009 have been the Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change. My research spans both developed and developing countries with a consistent theme being understanding the interaction between population change, well-being and public policy. I am currently engaged in research within CPC nvestigating the changing life course, intergenerational relations and exchange in the UK. I am also collaborating on an on-going project with colleagues at the Centre for on Research on Ageing (University of Southampton) and APHRC on ageing in the slums of Nairobi and with colleagues in Zhejiang University on ageing, health and long term care in China. During the 2000s I also worked extensively on poverty, health and well-being in Central Asia, most notably in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

I have published over 200 books, contributions to edited volumes and articles in leading peer reviewed scientific journals. 


Falkingham. J. Evandrou, M. Vlachantoni, A. (2020) (eds) Hnadbook on Demographic Chnage & the Lifecourse. Edward Elgar.

Champion, T. And Falkingham, J. (2016) The Changing Population of the UK. RLI.

Falkingham, J. And Hills, J (2005) The Dynamics of Welfare. Taylor Francis.

Falkingham, J. (2000) Women in Tajikistan. ADB.

Johnson, P. And Falkingham, J. (1993) Ageing and Economic Welfare. SAGE.

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
I have served as President of the British Society of Population Studies (2015-2017) and President of the European Association for Population Studies (2018-2020). In 2015, I was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday honours for my services to social sciences.

Research grants:
ESRC Centre for Population Change (2009-2021)