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The development of the Centre is monitored and guided by a scientific board and administered by a director and research secretary.

Researchers of the Centre are participating in collaborative projects, and represent Estonia in several international networks and expert groups.

Luule Sakkeus (PhD in Demography) - Senior Research Fellow, Director of the Institute. Population health, foreign origin population and intergenerational relationships, population surveys.  ( luule.sakkeus....at....tlu.ee )

Allan Puur (PhD in Demography) - Research Professor. Fertility and family formation, population ageing, demographic data sources. ( puur....at....tlu.ee )

Jaak Valge (PhD in History) - Research Professor. Economic history of Estonia, democratisation process in historical perspective. ( jaak.valge....at....googlemail.com )

Martin Klesment (PhD in Demography) - Senior Research Fellow. Population economic activity, fertility, historical population data. ( klesment....at....tlu.ee )

Michel Poulain (PhD in Demography) - Senior Research Fellow. Longevity determinants, international migration statistics and applied demography. ( poulainmichel....at....gmail.com )

Lauri Leppik (PhD in Social Sciences) - Senior Research Fellow. Social policy, retirement behavior. ( leppik....at....tlu.ee )

Kersti Lust (PhD in History) - Senior Research FellowHistorical population trends. ( klust....at....tlu.ee )

Merike Sisask (PhD in Social Sciences) - Senior Research FellowPopulation health (merike.sisask....at....tlu.ee)

Leen Rahnu (PhD in Demography) - Researcher. Fertility and family formation, foreign origin population.( leen.rahnu....at....tlu.ee)

Hannaliis Jaadla (PhD in Demography) - Researcher. Historical population trends. ( hjaadla....at....tlu.ee )

Anne Herm (PhD in Demography) - Researcher. Population ageing and living arrangements of the elderly, demographic data collection. ( anne.herm....at....tlu.ee )

Katrin Schwanitz (PhD in Demography) - Researcher. Family demography. ( katrin.schwanitz....at....tlu.ee )

Tiina Tambaum (MA, Mag, MBA) - Researcher, Project Manager. Active ageing, older people learning.(tiina.tambaum....at....tlu.ee )

Mark Gortfelder ((MA in History) - Early-Stage Researcher. Historical demography. ( mark.gortfelder....at....tlu.ee )

Liili Abuladze (MSc in Population Studies) - Project Manager. Fertility, foreign origin population, intergenerational relationships. ( liili.abuladze....at....tlu.ee )

Asta Põldma (MSc in Demography) - Research Assistant. Population-related policies, population ageing. ( asta....at....tlu.ee )

Margus Maiste ( MSc in Demography) - Doctoral Student. Historical demography.