Welcome to Interface Demography

The research group on population issues
at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Crossing boundaries

Studying demography with strong links
to sociology, epidemiology, history and geography.

Breaking barriers

Creating unique databases for
high-level demographic research.

Centre of excellence

Recognised as a strategic research program
of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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Regional inequalities in lung cancer mortality in Belgium

Regional inequalities in lung cancer mortality in Belgium

In a new article in PlosOne, ID researchers Paulien Hagedoorn, Hadewijch Vandenheede, Didier Willaert, Katrien Vanthomme and Sylvie Gadeyne shed light on the regional inequalities.. Read More →
Interview with Johan Surkyn in the Randkrant

Interview with Johan Surkyn in the Randkrant

A school infrastructure capacity monitor has been developed by researchers at KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) and the VUB (Free University of Brussels). This.. Read More →
Stigmatisation and coping strategies among domestic workers

Stigmatisation and coping strategies among domestic workers

Domestic work can be perceived to be ‘dirty work’ in several ways: it is associated with dirt handling, low occupational prestige, and domestic workers have.. Read More →

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About Interface Demography

The ID research group is located at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and has a long tradition of expertise in demography-oriented data analysis (since 1977). Embedded in sociological and demographic theory, we conduct research on population issues with a focus on Belgium and Europe.

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Strategic Research Program (SRP)

Since January 1, 2013, ID’s research program has been recognised as a Strategic Research Program of the VUB with an important funding for the period 2013-2017.

The SRP project ‘Demographic challenges of the 21st century’ gathers insights acquired in the central research areas of ID to provide informed answers to some of the most pressing demographic questions in society today.

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