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 (Co-Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2003
(95-1044) Effects of Policy Changes on Pregnancy Outcomes awarded by (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 1998
Zeng, Yi, et al. “A Multistate Life Table Analysis of Union Regimes in the United States: Trends and Racial Differentials, 1970-2002..” Popul Res Policy Rev, vol. 31, no. 2, Apr. 2012. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11113-011-9217-2. Full Text
Merli, M. Giovanna, and S. Philip Morgan. “Below replacement fertility preferences in Shanghai..” Population, vol. 66, no. 3–4, Jan. 2011, pp. 519–42. Epmc, doi:10.3917/pope.1103.0519. Full Text
Sautter, J. M., et al. “The Social demography of internet dating in the United States*.” Social Science Quarterly, vol. 91, no. 2, June 2010, pp. 554–75. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1540-6237.2010.00707.x. Full Text
Morgan, P., et al. “The Correspondence of Fertility Intentions and Behavior in the U.S..” Population and Development Review, vol. 36, Mar. 2010, pp. 91–118.
Morgan, C. L., et al. “Forty Years of Fertility Change.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, vol. 40, 2010, pp. 515–36.
Rindfuss, C. L., et al. “Child Care Availability and Fertility.” Population and Development Review, vol. 36, 2010, pp. 725–48.
Abbasi-Shavazi, Mohammad Jalal, et al. “Family Change and Continuity in Iran: Birth Control Use Before First Pregnancy..” Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 71, no. 5, Dec. 2009, pp. 1309–24. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2009.00670.x. Full Text
Morgan, S. Philip, et al. “China's Below-Replacement Fertility: Recent Trends and Future Prospects..” Population and Development Review, vol. 35, no. 3, Sept. 2009, pp. 605–29. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.2009.00298.x. Full Text
Parrado, Emilio A., and S. Philip Morgan. “Intergenerational fertility among Hispanic women: new evidence of immigrant assimilation..” Demography, vol. 45, no. 3, Aug. 2008, pp. 651–71. Epmc, doi:10.1353/dem.0.0023. Full Text
Hayford, Sarah R., and S. Philip Morgan. “The quality of retrospective data on cohabitation..” Demography, vol. 45, no. 1, Feb. 2008, pp. 129–41. Epmc, doi:10.1353/dem.2008.0005. Full Text