S. Philip Morgan

S. Philip Morgan

Norb F. Schaefer Professor Emeritus of International Studies

External Address: 
268 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5747


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

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona 1980

  • M.A., University of Arizona 1978

  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1976

Selected Grants

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