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Research Area: Population and Development


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.

Key Questions

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

Related Sub-Areas

  • Migration
  • Demographics of inequality
  • Demographic dividends
  • Reproductive health and family planning
  • Culture and demographic behavior
  • Sociology of education

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