Centres & Institutes

Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy

The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy excels at research about the changing human population and its potential impacts on social and economic issues, and communicating its findings widely. The Prentice Institute collaborates with researchers in Canada and elsewhere to address some of the most difficult challenges of the next generation and beyond.

Objectives & Activities:

  • The Prentice Institute and its research collaborators seek to understand long-term changes in human and economic environments within a historical context with particular attention to the role human actions play in influencing those outcomes.
  • We conduct and integrate research on the dynamics of Canadian and global demography and their impacts on economic well-being through migration, culture, trade and natural resource availability.
  • We communicate widely the output of our work and that of others to stimulate further research and to enable individuals, governments and corporations to make better-informed decisions. We educate students and future researchers.


U of L researcher plays key role in national project to understand global supply and demand of migrant care workers

A University of Lethbridge researcher is exploring whether the reliance of migrant care workers in immigrant-receiving countries like Canada, Japan, the United States and South Korea is driven by global and regional income inequalities. The U of L’s Dr. Susan McDaniel, as part of a $2.85 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant on Gender, Migration and the Work of Care, centered at the University of Toronto, is leading a team of researchers that is exploring the demographic, economic and policy factors that affect the global supply and demand of migrant care workers, as well as the “care deficits” that result from this migration of women out of countries in East Asia.