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Exposure to Armed Conflict and Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa

Changes in fertility patterns are hypothesized to be among the many second-order consequences of armed conflict, but expectations about the direction of such effects are theoretically ambiguous. Prior research, from a range of contexts, has also …


The Levels and Trends in Deep and Extreme Poverty in the United States, 1993–2016

Recently, there has been tremendous interest in deep and extreme poverty in the United States. We advance beyond prior research by using higher-quality data, improving measurement, and following leading standards in international income research.

15.10.2020 | Commentary

Further Analyses Reinforce Our Conclusions About Extreme Poverty

Our study explicitly addresses Stevens et al.’s ( 2018 ) valuable analysis showing that TRIM3 appears to overallocate SNAP benefits toward lower-income households in the CPS Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC). In section 5 of the online …

15.10.2020 | Commentary

A Cautionary Tale of Using Data From the Tail

Understanding the levels and trends in deep and extreme poverty in the United States is of great interest to both policymakers and researchers. Social safety net programs are designed in part to prevent such extreme deprivation, and evidence that …


Landfall After the Perfect Storm: Cohort Differences in the Relationship Between Debt and Risk of Heart Attack

Analyses of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) between 1992 and 2014 compare the relationship between different levels and forms of debt and heart attack risk trajectories across four cohorts. Although all cohorts experienced growing household …

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Since its founding in 1964, the journal Demography has mirrored the vitality, diversity, high intellectual standard and wide impact of the field on which it reports.

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from past to present, and reaching toward the future.

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