Population Review:  Published since 1957             E-ISSN: 1549-0955               

Volume 58, Number 2, 2019   


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


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

Viktoria Riiman, Amalee Wilson, Reed Milewicz, Peter Pirkelbauer



Shah Md Atiqul Haq


Shah Md Atiqul Haq (PhD) is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh. He recently completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship (FNRS) at the Demographic Research Centre, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium. His professional experience in higher education includes research and teaching at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh, City University of Hong Kong, and UCL at Louvain, Belgium. 

In 2013, he was awarded a PhD from the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. His thesis combined ideas and understandings on society and the environment with a population studies component. Prior to his doctoral studies, he completed a master’s thesis in human ecology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The studies he did at VUB, along with his training in sociology at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh, inspired him to conduct multidisciplinary research on the environment and society, population dynamics and climate change.

Since earning his doctorate, he has published several articles on the relationship between populations in Bangladesh and extreme weather events. Notably, one  of his publications, in Natural Hazards, on the socio-demographic dimensions of perceptions about climate change, received the Gold Medal Award from the University Grant Commission (UGC), Bangladesh, and the Vice Chancellor’s Award from SUST, Bangladesh. 

According to Shah Md Atiqul Haq, it timely and important to examine the dimensions of population dynamics and climate change, such as the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on fertility dynamics, mortality differentials, and migration decisions. In the near future, he plans on pursuing empirical research across a wide range of fields, including human-environment relations and environmental management, demography, population and sustainable development, environment and society, and urban green spaces and environmental sustainability.


John Casterline, Professor

John Casterline is a member of our advisory board.  He is Robert T. Lazarus Professor in Population Studies, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University.  He is also the Director of the Institute for Population Research.  Over the past three decades, Professor Casterline has investigated the causes and consequences of fertility decline in developing countries. His current research focuses on fertility theory and methods, demographic transition in mid- and low-income societies, reproductive change in sub-Saharan Africa and in the Arab region, and unintended fertility (measurement, causes, consequences).

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