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Population and Environment

Population and Environment OnlineFirst articles

02-03-2021 | Original Paper

Climate anomalies and childhood growth in Peru

Climate change has been linked to poor childhood growth and development through maternal stress, nutritional insults related to lean harvests, and exposure to infectious diseases. Vulnerable populations are often most susceptible to these …

21-02-2021 | Original Paper

Climate variability and health in extremely vulnerable communities: investigating variations in surface water conditions and food security in the West African Sahel

In this project we consider the ways that different livelihood strategies impact the climate-health linkage. Specifically, we build on knowledge of livestock mobility in the Sahel and use remotely sensed-based measures of waterholes with health …

10-02-2021 | Original Paper

Childhood exposure to polluted neighborhood environments and intergenerational income mobility, teenage birth, and incarceration in the USA

This paper joins a growing body of research linking measures of the physical environment to population well-being, with a focus on neighborhood toxins. Extending a national database on the social mobility of American children growing up in over …

29-01-2021 | Original Paper

Climatic conditions and infant care: implications for child nutrition in rural Ethiopia

We examine the relationships between climatic conditions, breastfeeding behavior, and maternal time use in Ethiopia. Infant feeding practices are important predictors of child nutrition that may be affected by a number of factors including …

12-01-2021 | Original Paper

Disentangling the relationship between immigration and environmental emissions

Immigrants have historically been accused of being unassimilable, responsible for driving down wages, taking jobs away from native workers, and disproportionately drawing benefits from education, health care, and social services. With …

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About this journal

The sole social science journal focused on interdisciplinary research on social demographic aspects of environmental issues. The journal publishes cutting-edge research that contributes new insights on the complex, reciprocal links between human populations and the natural environment.

The journal covers important international issues and embraces all the main fields in population studies and their environmental dimensions. Quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods contributions are welcome.

Disciplines commonly represented include demography, geography, sociology, human ecology, environmental economics, public health, anthropology and environmental studies. Examples of relevant topics include:

Fertility and land availability, tenure systems * Mortality or morbidity and environmental, pollutant exposures * Migration and natural resource decline * Health, well being and environmental implications of development * Social stratification and natural hazards * Quality of life and environmental amenities * Population redistribution and land use change * Population composition and energy consumption * Urbanization’s impact on environment and human health * Gender and environmental concern * Disease patterns and climate change * demographic aspects of consumption-environment linkages.

Authors can make supplementary materials available with their online article. These might include color maps, tables, videos, or datasets.

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