In 1962, Joe Mayone Stycos founded the International Population
Program, later re-named the Population and Development Program (PDP). Training
and research in this program addresses population issues of interest to the
United Nations and the World Bank, as well as to national, state and local
governments. It promotes collaboration among scholars of diverse disciplines in
the Cornell community who teach and conduct research on population issues and
relationships and supports graduate training in demography and an undergraduate
concentration in population studies.