S. Philip Morgan is Professor of Sociology and Norb R. Schaeffer Professor of International Studies at Duke University. He is former president of the Population Association of America and former editor of the journal Demography. He has chaired the sociology departments at the University of Pennsylvania (1993-96) and Duke University ( 2002-08). Beginning in July of 2008, Morgan assumed directorship of Duke’s Social Science Research Institute.
Morgan’s work focuses on family and fertility change (over time) and diversity (across groups). Much of his work has focused on the United States but he has collaborated on projects focusing on other countries, both developed and developing. Morgan’s recent NIH funded projects focused on developing new models of family and fertility change and diversity, late 20th century fertility trends and differences in the U.S., emerging low fertility in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the association between fertility intentions and behavior in the United States..
Recent articles include: Morgan, S. Philip and Heather Rackin. 2010. The Correspondence of Fertility Intentions and Behavior in the U.S. Population and Development Review 36:91-118; Morgan, S. Philip, Guo Zhigang and Sarah R. Hayford. 2009. China’s Below Replacement Fertility: Recent trends and Future Prospects. Population and Development Review 35:605-630. “Intergenerational Fertility among Hispanic Women: New Evidence of Immigrant Assimilation” (2008 with Emilio Parrado. Demography 45:651-671), “Religiosity and Fertility in the United States: The Role of Fertility Intentions” (2008 with Sarah Hayford Social Forces 86:1163-88), “Child Care Availability and Fertility in Norway: Pro-Natalist Effects” (2007 with R.R. Rindfuss, D. Guilkey, O. Kravdal, and K. B. Guzzo. Demography: 44:345-372), “Low Fertility in the 21st Century” (2006 with Miles Taylor, Annual Review of Sociology, 32:375-400, “Pervasive Muslim/Hindu Fertility Differences in India” (2004 with A. Dharmalingam. Demography 41:529-546), Intended Parity and Ideal Family Size in the United States, 1970-2002 (with Kellie Hagewen, Population and Development Review 31:507-528), "Is low fertility a 21st century demographic crisis?” (2003, PAA Presidential Address Demography 40:589-603).