Focus on theoretical, methodological and applied aspects of population and development in both developing countries and the United States from a social demography perspective, emphasizing food and environmental sustainability, fertility, and population movements.
How does population change create opportunities or challenges for society?
How do social norms and culture influence family planning and fertility?
How do demographic shifts affect community development, education access, and poverty?
Regions of Study
- South Asia
- Southeast Asia
- West Africa
- United States
- Demographics of inequality
- Demographic dividends
- Reproductive health and family planning
- Culture and demographic behavior
- Sociology of education
Featured Projects and Initiatives
- The Poverty Risk Calculator - Predicting the risk of poverty across the life course
- The National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERRN)
- The Exploding Youth Population in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Brown, D., Glasgow, N., Kulcsar, L., Sanders, S. & Thiede, B. 2018. “The multi-scalar organization of aging-related services in US rural places”. Journal of Rural Studies.
- Starrs, A., Ezeh, A., Barker, G., Basu, A., et al. Accelerate Progress - Sexual and Reproductive health and rights for all: Report of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission. The Lancet.
- Blakely-Armitage, R., Vink, J., & Hernandez, A. 2018. The Impact of College on Young New Yorkers' Occupational Status. New York Minute Issue 83. Ithaca, NY: CaRDI.