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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.

Select Publications


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

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.


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. April 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2014. "Projecting Low Fertility: Some Thoughts about the Plausibility and Implications of Assumptions." PSC Research Report No. 14-815. February 2014. Abstract. PDF.

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