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The China Project

The University Committee on Environment's China Project is a multidisciplinary research program on energy use and environment in China and in Sino-American relations. The program explores integrated policy responses to greenhouse gas emissions by the world's two leading national sources, the U.S. and China, and to local air pollution problems of immediate concern in China. Over 50 researchers from the two countries comprise the team, working in disciplines that range across natural, applied, and health sciences, economics, public policy, law, political science, and business. (from project website)

The China Project

Research Project

Population Growth

The page provides information on the issues of population growth and its impact on the Chesapeake Bay Basin.

Population Growth

Research Program or Institution

"Circulations Migratoires Transsahariennes et développement urbain au Sahara Central (CIRMIDES)

Cette équipe pluridisciplinaire de recherche est partie de l'hypothèse que la circulation des migrants subsahariens par le Sahara central est un enjeu de développement pour les territoires transfrontaliers constitués en réseaux urbains de migration. En croisant différentes sources et outils méthodologiques d'observation, de modélisation et de simulation, l'analyse a démontré que les différents aspects de durabilité tant sociale, spatiale qu'environnementale relèvent de ces deux processus associés que sont la circulation migratoire et le développement urbain.

Spiga, Sassia. Circulations Migratoires Transsahariennes et développement urbain au Sahara Central (CIRMIDES) in Programme International De Recherche Sur Les Interactions Entre La Population, Le Developpement Et Environnement (PRIPODE), Comite International De Cooperation Dans Les Recherches Nationales En Demographie (CICRED).

Report

Program on the Interactions between Population, Development, and Environment (PRIPODE)

PRIPODE promotes capacity building in developing countries for the research of Population-Environment-Development interactions.

Program on the Interactions between Population, Development, and Environment (PRIPODE). Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography.

Research Program or Institution

UNFPA: eLearning course. Population Situation Analysis

The Population Situation Analysis provides the basis for an integrated appraisal of the population and reproductive health dynamics and their linkages and impacts on poverty, inequality and development. By integrating a micro and macro analytical approach, the PSA makes the interactions between individual behaviour and demographic dynamics explicit.

UNFPA: eLearning course. Population Situation Analysis

Educational Resource

IUSSP Distance Learning: Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes

The primary focus of this course is introducing the user to the methods used by demographers to analyse population data, and the sources of this data and the methods used to collect this data.

IUSSP Distance Learning: Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes

Educational Resource

Land use as a mediating factor of fertility in the Amazon

Using empirical data from Ecuadorian Amazon between 1980 and 1999, this study examines the relationship between factors associated with land-use/land-cover change (LUCC) and fertility in tropical environments.

Pan, W. K. and D. López-Carr. 2016. Land use as a mediating factor of fertility in the Amazon. Population and Environment 38(1): 21-46

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-016-0253-z
Year: 2016

(Un) natural disaster: vulnerability, long-distance displacement, and the extended geography of neighborhood distress and attainment after Katrina

The study investigates a sample of vulnerable families displaced by Katrina, seven hundred low-income, mostly minority mothers in community college in New Orleans before Katrina were tracked across the country a year and a half later, compared to their neighborhoods before Katrina and the neighborhoods of those who returned or stayed behind.

Graif, C.  2016. (Un)natural disaster: vulnerability, long-distance displacement, and the extended geography of neighborhood distress and attainment after Katrina. Population and Environment 37(3): 288-318.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-015-0243-6
Year: 2016

Newcomers and oldtimers: Do classification methods matter in the study of amenity migration impacts in rural America?

Drawing on household survey data from nine communities in north-central Colorado, this study applies five migrant–non-migrant classification methods to examine how the differences/similarities between the migrants and non-migrants (or ‘‘newcomers’’ and ‘‘oldtimers’’) may vary across different approaches.

Qin, H. 2016. Newcomers and oldtimers: Do classification methods matter in the study of amenity migration impacts in rural America? Population and Environment 38(1): 101-114

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-015-0252-5
Year: 2016

Engagement of demographers in environmental issues from a historical perspective

Using the 2015 meeting of the Population Association of America program, the author discussed the possible reason why demographers are reluctant to address population and environmental issues.

McDonald, Peter. 2016. Engagement of demographers in environmental issues from a historical perspective. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13): 15–17

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s15
Year: 2016

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