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Comparing Artificial Neural Network and Cohort-Component Models for Population Forecasts

Viktoria Riiman, Amalee Wilson, Reed Milewicz, Peter Pirkelbauer



Is Fertility Preference Related to Perception of the Risk of Child Mortality, Changes in Landholding, and Type of Family? A Comparative Study on Populations Vulnerable and not Vulnerable to Extreme Weather Events in Bangladesh

Shah Md. Atiqul Haq, Khandaker Jafor Ahmed



Parental Mortality and Outcomes among Minor and Adult Children

David A. Weaver



Estimating the Underlying Infant Mortality Rates for Small Populations, Including those Reporting Zero Infant Deaths: A Case Study of Counties in California

David A. Swanson, Augustine Kposowa, Jack Baker



Does the Field of Study Affect Entry into Motherhood? Evidence from Italy

Cristina Solera, Teresa Martín-García



Vijai P. Singh is a member of our advisory board.  He is Professor at the Department of Sociology, The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, and he holds several affiliations: University Center for International Studies, Asian Studies Center, European Studies Center and University Center for Social and Urban Research. In addition to Social Stratification and Mobility, his research interests include the study of Sociology of Science.  He is engaged in a comparative study of the processes of production of scientific knowledge in the U.S. and Western Europe, including the roles of relevant political, economic, and social institutions. In addition, Prof. Singh is collaborating with academics in India on three different research and publication projects that deal with sustainable development, poverty, and economic policies at federal and local levels. 


Ernesto Amaral is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. His research is related to social demography, migration, and public policy analysis. His teaching interests include demography, migration, methods, social statistics, and public policy analysis. He was an associate sociologist at the RAND Corporation from 2014 to 2017. He served as an assistant/associate professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil from 2009 to 2014. He received his PhD in sociology with a concentration in demography from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. More information about his work can be found at   RECENT ARTICLE (w/coauthors): Current and Future Demographics of the Veteran Population, 2014–2024

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China’s Extraordinary Population Expansion and Its Determinants during the Qing Period, 1644-1911 

Kent Deng, Sun Shengmin

Volume 58, Number 1, 2019



Perceptions of an Ideal Father 

Anjula Saraff, Harish C. Srivastava

Volume 47, Number 1, 2008


Predictors of Fathers’ Use of Parental Leave in Germany 

Nora Reich 

Volume 50, Number 2, 2011


International Migration and Employment in Australia 

Peter McDonald 

Volume 54, Number 2, 2015


Demographic shift USA
A recent piece in The Conversation, by Rogelio Saenz and Dudley Poston, points out that whites will become a minority in the USA around 2045, dropping below 50% of the population. That’s a quarter-century from now – still a long way away, right? Not if you focus on children. White children right now are on the eve of becoming a numerical minority. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that, by the middle of 2020, nonwhites will account for the majority of the nation’s 74 million children.
Japan Shrinks by 500,000 People as Births Fall to Lowest Number Since 1874
A widening gap between births and deaths has put Japan in a demographic squeeze, with fewer people to replace retiring workers and support them as they age (from NYT).  Japan has 512,000 fewer people this year than last, according to an estimate released on Tuesday by the country’s welfare ministry. That’s a drop of more than the entire population of the city of Atlanta. The numbers are the latest sign of Japan’s increasing demographic challenges. 

APA Submission Deadline
Asian Population Assocation invites you to the 5th Asian Population Conference, which will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 24-27 November 2020. The conference will be hosted by the National Population and Family Planning Board of Republic of Indonesia and the Center for Population and Policy Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada,Yogyakarta, Indonesia.Submissions should be to one of the conference themes, which will be developed by the Scientific Committee of the conference.  Submission deadline:  31 January 2020.