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

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

Lauri Leppik (PhD in Social Sciences) - Professor of Social and Population Policy, Director of the Institute. Social policy, retirement behavior. E-mail:

Luule Sakkeus (PhD in Demography) - Senior Research Fellow.. Population health, foreign origin population and intergenerational relationships, population surveys. E-mail: 

Allan Puur (PhD in Demography) - Professor of Demography. Fertility and family formation, population ageing, demographic data sources. ( )

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

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

Kersti Lust (PhD in History) - Senior Research Fellow. Historical population trends. (

Leen Rahnu (PhD in Demography) - Researcher. Fertility and family formation, foreign origin population.(

Hannaliis Jaadla (PhD in Demography) - Researcher. Historical population trends. (

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

Katrin Schwanitz (PhD in Demography) - Visiting Research Fellow. Family demography. (

Tiina Tambaum (Ph.D in Educational Sciences) - Researcher, Project Manager, Lecturer in Haapsalu Collage. Active ageing, older people learning. (

Mark Gortfelder (Ph.D in Demography) - Researcher. Historical demography. (

Magnus Piirits (PhD Economics) - Researcher. (

Liili Abuladze  (MSc in Population Studies) - Project Manager, Researcher. Fertility, foreign origin population, intergenerational relationships. ( )

Tanel Paas(MA in Comparative Politics) -  Junior Research Fellow (

Sanan Abdullayev (MA in Social Sciences) - Junior Research Fellow ( )

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