Jane Falkingham.
Jane Falkingham.

Jane Falkingham

Jane Falkingham is Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, Dean of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Centre of Population Change. She joined Southampton in 2002 having previously been at the London School of Economics for twenty-one years, arriving as an 18 year old undergraduate and progressing to become a  Reader in Population Studies.

Her research focuses on ageing, intergenerational relations and the changing life course, as well as how policies influence resources later in life, both in the UK and internationally. Professor Falkingham has received numerous awards for her research, including more recently in 2015 the Order of  the  British Empire for services to Social Sciences.

Jane Falkingham’s recent publications

  • The Dynamics of Social Care and Employment in Mid-Life, with Gomez-Leon, Evandrou & Vlachantoni (Ageing & Society 2017)
  • Population Change in the United Kingdom, with Tony Champion (Rowman & Littlefield 2016)

Jan M. Hoem

Jan M. Hoem was Professor of Demometry at Stockholm University and the founder of the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA). He received his PhD in actuarial science and mathematical statistics from the University of Oslo in 1969. Following positions at the University of Oslo, Statistics Norway and the University of Copenhagen, he became Professor at Stockholm University in 1981 and was the director of SUDA until he was appointed Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, in 1999. At MPIDR he formed the Laboratory for Fertility and Family Dynamics in Europe, which trained and supported many of today’s European family demographers.

Professor Hoem is best known for his work on event-history analysis, especially linking life course biographies to social and economic change. In 2009, he returned to SUDA where he was an active and beloved colleague until his death in 2017.