S. Philip Morgan
Norb F. Schaefer Professor Emeritus of International Studies
Statement of Current and Future Research Program
S. Philip Morgan, Sociology Department, Duke University
My research focuses on human fertility. More specifically I ask: what factors explain variation in fertility across populations? A sociological perspective guides my research. This perspective focuses attention on group-specific structural and cultural factors, such as differences in the nature of patriarchy, or variation in educational and economic institutions. Statistical and demographic techniques, new or unusual data, and particular research opportunities frequently provide leverage, that is, the power to answer key questions convincingly. Leverage plays a key role in my choice of particular research questions and projects. Why study human fertility? ...more
The Correspondence of Fertility Intentions and Behavior in the NLSY79 awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2013
Designing New Models for Explaining Family Change and Variation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2008
Late 20th Century U.S. Fertility Trends and Differences awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2008
Low Fertility in Islamic Republic of Iran awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2007
Effects of Employment on Fertility After the First Birth awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007
Family Policies, Child Cost, and Low Fertility awarded by National Institute for Child Health & Human Develo (Co-Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2003
(95-1044) Effects of Policy Changes on Pregnancy Outcomes awarded by National Institute for Child Health & Human Develo (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 1998
Zeng, Y, Morgan, SP, Wang, Z, Gu, D, and Yang, C. "A Multistate Life Table Analysis of Union Regimes in the United States: Trends and Racial Differentials, 1970-2002." Population Research and Policy Review 31.2 (2012): 207-234. Full Text
Merli, MG, and Morgan, SP. "Below replacement fertility preferences in shanghai." Population 66.3-4 (2011): 519-542. Full Text
Sautter, JM, Tippett, RM, and Morgan, SP. "The Social Demography of Internet Dating in the United States." SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY 91.2 (June 2010): 554-575.
Morgan, , Philip, S, and Rackin, H. "The Correspondence of Fertility Intentions and Behavior in the U.S." Population and Development Review 36 (March 2010): 91-118. (Academic Article)
Morgan, , Philip, S, and Rackin, H. "Forty Years of Fertility Change." Journal of Comparative Family Studies 40 (2010): 515-536. (Academic Article)
Rindfuss, , Ronald, R, David, G, and Oystein, K. "Child Care Availability and Fertility." Population and Development Review 36 (2010): 725-748. (Academic Article)
Abbasi-Shavazi, MJ, Morgan, SP, Hossein-Chavoshi, M, and McDonald, P. "Family Change and Continuity in Iran: Birth Control Use Before First Pregnancy." JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 71.5 (December 2009): 1309-1324.
Morgan, SP, Zhigang, G, and Hayford, SR. "China's Below-Replacement Fertility: Recent Trends and Future Prospects." POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 35.3 (September 2009): 605-+.
Parrado, EA, and Morgan, SP. "Intergenerational fertility among Hispanic women: new evidence of immigrant assimilation." Demography 45.3 (August 2008): 651-671.
Hayford, SR, and Morgan, SP. "The quality of retrospective data on cohabitation." DEMOGRAPHY 45.1 (February 2008): 129-141. Full Text