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Presentation 'Spatial demography: A unifying core and agenda for further research' presented at the 2018 Annual meeting of the Population Association of America, session 62. Methods for the Analysis of Human Spatial Behavior. Authors: James Raymer (presenter), Australian National University; Frans Willekens, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute; Andrei Rogers, University of Colorado Boulder; James O'Donnell, Australian National University. With increases in the availability of geo-referenced data, there has been a push for developing better methods to study demographic processes across space. This paper reviews the recent developments in ‘spatial demography’ and argues that an important aspect has been neglected, namely the focus on the dynamics and interactions of population change across space, which is an area that should be central to the field. Frameworks for analyzing spatial demography were first proposed in multiregional demography. This paper revisits these methods and then describes how methods developed by geographers, economists and other social scientists for analyzing spatial data may be better integrated to study spatial population dynamics.