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Determinants of Recent Trends in Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa

June 15-16, 2015

This workshop explored the determinants of the slow fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa.  The workshop included discussions and presentations on the levels, trends, and differentials in fertility; and socio-economic trands and the status of family planning programs and their impact on fertility. 

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Recent Reports

Measuring the Risks and Causes of Premature Death:
Summary of Workshops

Premature Death coverLThis report is the summary of two workshops conducted by The Committee on Population of the National Research Council at the National Academies to address the data sources, science and future research needs to understand the causes of premature mortality in the United States.

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Sociality, Hierarchy, Health:
Comparative Biodemography: Papers from a Workshop

BiodemographyLThis collection of papers examines cross-species comparisons of social environments and their effects on health, longevity, and life histories.  It revisits both the theoretical underpinnings of biodemography and the empirical findings that have emerged over the past two decades.

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New Directions in the Sociology of Aging

Sociology of Aging coverL This new report explores the causes, consequences and implications of demographic, economic and social changes that are vital to the development of sound social policy for an aging population. The report evaluates the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology, and sociology to the study of aging and identifies promising new research directions in these subfields.

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