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PIC Population Investigation Committee

The Population Investigation Committee, a small independent research group, was founded in 1936 and since World War II has been housed at LSE.

Apart from publishing a journal, Population Studies, it also offers scholarships to students following a one year masters course with a high demographic content.

Population Studies

The first English language journal concerned exclusively with demography, Population Studies has been produced continuously by the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) since 1947.

The journal is published and distributed on behalf of the PIC by Routledge Journals/Taylor and Francis Ltd. The editors retain complete editorial control.

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Scholarship fund

The Population Investigation Committee funds a minimum of two Masters studentships each year.

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Archive and 75th anniversary

In 2011, the PIC celebrated its 75th anniversary, having held its inaugural meeting on June 15 1936.

February 2011 marked the completion of the PIC archiving project, when the historical records of the PIC became available at the Wellcome Library.

To mark the completion of the project, the PIC held a half-day Symposium at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre on the afternoon of Friday 18 February. 

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General Secretary
Anne Shepherd
Population Investigation Committee
Room POR.2.01
London School of Economics
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE 

Tel: 020 7955 7666