Debate on the future of the discipline

Demography, a Fully Formed Science or a Science in the Making? An Outline Programme

Daniel Courgeau  By the same author

      Robert Franck  By the same author


In this article, we examine D. Tabutin’s view that “demography has certainly become a science in the true sense of the word, with its body of research objects, methods and paradigms.” We also attempt to understand why he nevertheless goes on to state that “demography [is] marking time, and still just as hesitant when it comes to understanding and explaining.” We then go on to (1.) (…)