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We provide multidisciplinary research and development services that encompass various themes. Our research focuses on the social and economic characteristics of population and the effects of population change. The Institute is comprised of specialized researchers in various fields of expertise.
Research Themes
  • Border Issues
  • Crime
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Information Technology
  • Labor Force
  • Migration / Immigration
  • Population
  • Poverty
  • Social Services
  • Transportation
  • Urban / Rural Issues
  • Criminology
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Health Related Fields
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Urban and Regional Planning

About the Institute

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The Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) is a comprehensive institute for the examination of the determinants and consequences of demographic change. Housed within IDSER is the Texas Demographic Center, a state entity, which distributes demographic, economic, and related data and information to private and public sector clients in Texas and other parts of the nation. The Texas Demographic Center directly serves more than 50,000 clients per year through a network of 45 affiliated agencies and provides services to an additional 4,500 clients per day who download more than two gigabytes of data each day from its website.

The Texas Demographic Center also produces population estimates for all places, counties, and the State of Texas, including annual and biennial projections of the population by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. These are used by the Texas Legislature, Texas state agencies, and numerous other governmental and private sector entities to plan for personnel, facility, and fiscal requirements.

The faculty and staff members associated with the Institute also conduct grant and contract supported research on demographic and socioeconomic aspects of transportation, water, education, health related issues.