Demography Publications

The Young and the Restless: Population Age Structure and Civil War

Jul 07, 2011
"[T]he importance of youthful age structure—particularly in insurgency-based civil wars—should not be ignored. The relationship between large youth cohorts and civil war appears to have held throughout history," writes Sarah Staveteig. more

ECSP Report 7: Event Summaries

Jul 07, 2011
Event summaries from meetings sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program between August 2000 and June 2001. more

PECS News Issue 4 (Summer 2001)

Jul 07, 2011
PECS News Issue 4 features discussions of the 2001 IFAD Rural Poverty Report and the film The Urban Explosion, and an article by Michigan International Development Associate John Williams on integrating population into conservation projects. more

Population Age Structure and Its Relation to Civil Conflict: A Graphic Metric

Jul 07, 2011
The authors use population age structure and recent history of civil unrest to project risks of civil conflict into the future. more

The Next Steps for Environment, Population, and Security: Introduction

Jul 07, 2011
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko introduces commentary on the future of environmental security. more

Demographic Change and Ecological Security

Jul 07, 2011
The author discusses four significant demographic issues in the context of the ecological security framework: population growth, movements, graying, and differential growth. more

Flash Points and Tipping Points: Security Implications of Global Population Changes

Jul 07, 2011
"Population distortions - in which populations grow too young, or too fast, or too urbanized - make it difficult for prevailing economic and administrative institutions to maintain stable socialization and labor-force absorption," says author Jack A. Goldstone. more

Reaping the Dividend

Jul 07, 2011
Pakistan's population is young, fast-growing, and rapidly urbanizing. This new book, edited by program associate Michael Kugelman and program director Robert M. Hathaway, examines how the country can harness the promise of a population often viewed as a hindrance to prosperity and threat to stability. more

Evolving Demographic and Human-Capital Trends in Mexico and Central America and Their Implications For Regional Migration

May 01, 2011
As the US labor force became better educated, fewer native workers accepted many of the low-wage but essential jobs at the bottom of the labor market. These changes in the United States coincided with a population boom in Mexico and Central America that resulted in a near tripling of the region's population. Economic growth was unable to keep pace with demographic change, however, and many of the region's youth sought opportunities in the United States. more

Greater China? Migration and Chinese Transnational Communities

Jan 01, 2011
Asia Program Special Report No. 145 by Philip A. Kuhn, Sarah L. Friedman, Vanessa L. Fong, and Kenneth J. Guest. Edited by Bryce Wakefield. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.