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
- Control of the Almighty Dollar -Power, religion, and race in polarized suburbs
- The Exploding Youth Population in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Rainwater, K. & Williams, L. Thai Guestworker Export in Decline: The rise and Fall of the Thailand-Taiwan Migration System. International Migration Review.
- 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.
- Vink. J. & Blakely-Armitage, R. Foreign Born Immigrants to New York State: Arrival Year, Country of Origin, & Citizenship Status. The Community and Regional Development Institute and the Program on Applied Demographics: New York Minute.