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Mon, March 13, 2017, noon:
Rachel Best

Barbara A. Anderson

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Ronald Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies, Sociology.

Ph.D., Princeton University

Dr. Anderson studies the relationship between social change and demographic change. Her research focuses on the former Soviet Union, China and South Africa. Her teaching centers on the relationship between social and demographic change and on technical demography.

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Books

Anderson, Barbara A. 2015. World Population Dynamics: An Introduction to Demography. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Heston E. Phillips. 2006. Trends in the Percent of Children who are Orphans in South Africa: 1995-2005. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa.

Journal Articles

Mosley, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Jane King, Amy Jo Schultz, Lisa H. Harris, Nicole De Wet, and Barbara A. Anderson. Forthcoming. "Abortion attitudes among South Africans: findings from the 2013 social attitudes survey." Culture, Health and Sexuality. DOI. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2014. "Projecting Low Fertility: Some Thoughts about the Plausibility and Implications of Assumptions (in Russian)." Demograficheskoye obozrenie (Demographic Review), 1: 57-106. Public Access.

Nhlapo, Mosidi S., and Barbara A. Anderson. 2013. "The Rise of the African Middle Class and Continued Racial Inequality in South Africa." Poverty in Focus, 26.

Chapters

Anderson, Barbara A., Marie Wentzel, John H. Romani, and Heston E. Phillips. 2011. "Exploring Environmental Consciousness in South Africa." In Africa in Focus: Governance in the 21st Century edited by Kwandiwe Kondlo and Chinenyengozi Ejiogu. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council.

PSC Reports

Anderson, Barbara A. 2014. "The Role of Data in Research and Policy." PSC Research Report No. 14-818. 4 2014. Abstract. PDF.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Elizabeth Mosley, Everett Peachey, Sarah Seelye, Sara Zobl.