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S. Philip Morgan, Professor Emeritus

S. Philip Morgan
Contact Info:
Office Location:  268 Soc-Psych
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5747
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Ph.D.University of Arizona1980
Received Ph.D. Degree in Sociology (December 1980)
Received Master of Arts Degree in Sociology (May, 1978)
University of Arizona (Tuscan, Arizona)1980
M.A.University of Arizona1978
B.A.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1976
Received Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in Sociology (May, 1976)University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)1971

Research Interests:

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

Areas of Interest:

Social Demography,
Sociology of the Family,
Research Methods


Abortion • Acculturation • Adolescent • Adult • African Americans • Birth control • Birth Rate • Cohort Studies • Continental Population Groups • Cross-Sectional Studies • Data Collection • Educational Status • Emigrants and Immigrants • European Continental Ancestry Group • Evidence-Based Medicine • Female • Fertility • Health Surveys • Hispanic Americans • History, 19th Century • History, 20th Century • Humans • Intergenerational Relations • Iran • Linear Models • Marriage • Maternal Age • Mexico • Middle Aged • Multivariate Analysis • Parity • Population policy • Pregnancy • Single Parent • Socioeconomic Factors • Time Factors • United States • Work • Young Adult

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Sowmya V. Rajan  
  • Felicia Feng Tian  
  • Heather M. Rackin  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Morgan, ; Philip, S; Rackin, H, The Correspondence of Fertility Intentions and Behavior in the U.S., Population and Development Review, vol. 36 (March, 2010), pp. 91-118
  2. Sautter, JM; Tippett, RM; Morgan, SP, The Social demography of internet dating in the United States*, Social Science Quarterly, vol. 91 no. 2 (2010), pp. 554-575, WILEY, ISSN 0038-4941 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Morgan, SP; Zhigang, G; Hayford, SR, China's Below-Replacement Fertility: Recent Trends and Future Prospects., Population and Development Review, vol. 35 no. 3 (Winter, 2009), pp. 605-629, ISSN 0098-7921 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  4. Abbasi-Shavazi, MJ; Morgan, SP; Hossein-Chavoshi, M; McDonald, P, Family Change and Continuity in Iran: Birth Control Use Before First Pregnancy., Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 71 no. 5 (December, 2009), pp. 1309-1324, ISSN 0022-2445 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  5. Parrado, EA; Morgan, SP, Intergenerational fertility among Hispanic women: new evidence of immigrant assimilation., Demography, vol. 45 no. 3 (August, 2008), pp. 651-671, ISSN 0070-3370 [18939666], [doi]  [abs]
  6. Morgan, ; Philip, S; Taylor, M, Low Fertility in the 21st Century, Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 32 (2006), pp. 375-400
  7. Morgan, SP, "Is low fertility a 21st century demographic crisis? (PAA Presidential Address).", Demography, vol. 40 no. 4 (2003), pp. 589-603 [doi]  [abs]
  8. Pollard, MS; Morgan, SP, EMERGING PARENTAL GENDER INDIFFERENCE? SEX COMPOSITION OF CHILDREN AND THE THIRD BIRTH., American Sociological Review, vol. 67 no. 4 (August, 2002), pp. 600-613, ISSN 0003-1224 [20411039], [doi]  [abs]
  9. Morgan, ; Philip, S; King, RB, Why Have Children in the 21st Century?, European Journal of Population, vol. 17 (July, 2001), pp. 3-20 [pdf]

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