John F. May, PhD, a US and Belgian national, is a specialist of population policies and programs. He is currently Research Professor of Public Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, VA. Dr. May earned a BA in Modern History (1973) and a MA in Demography (1985) at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He received his PhD Summa cum laude from the University of Paris-V (Sorbonne) in 1996. He was a Lead Demographer at the World Bank for 15 years and has worked for the United Nations (Haiti and New Caledonia), as well as for The Futures Group International (now, The Palladium Group), a US consulting firm specializing in demographic modeling and population policy. In addition, he has worked around the world for most international agencies, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He was also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) and a Visiting Scholar at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), both in Washington, DC. He has published World Population Policies: Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact (Springer, 2012), which received the Population Institute 2012 Global Media Award for best book in population. His recent book, Africas Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend (Springer, 2017), was co-edited with Dr. Hans Groth, Chair of the World Demographic & Ageing Forum (WDA Forum) in St. Gallen, Switzerland. His most recent book Demography and Economic Emergence of Sub-Saharan Africa was written with Dr. Jean-Pierre Guengant (Belgian Royal Academy, 2020). Jack A. Goldstone, PhD, is a specialist in political demography and long-term social change. He is currently the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr., Professor of Public Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, VA. Dr. Goldstone has a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University and has also taught at Northwestern University and the University of California. He led a research laboratory on macro-sociology and political demography at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow and been Director of the Institute for Public Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received the Myron Weiner Award of the International Studies Association for lifetime achievement in the field of political demography. He co-edited Political Demography (Oxford, 2011) with Eric Kaufmann and Monica Duffy Toft, and is working on his next book: 15 Billion: How Population Change will Change the World in the 21st Century.
Foreword Acknowledgments List of Contributors General Introduction Part 1 Theoretical Foundations John F. May 1 Contemporary Population Issues Jack A. Goldstone and John F. May 2 Population Policies Framework Karen Hardee 3 Classical Foundations of Past and Present Population Policies Yves Charbit 4 Population, Burden of Disease, and Health Services Vincent Turbat, Rebecca Gribble, and Wu Zeng 5 Population, Development, and Policy John Bongaarts, Michele Gragnolati, S. Amer Ahmed, and Jamaica Corker 6 Population Dynamics and the Environment: The Demo-climatic Transition Alisson Flvio Barbieri and William K. Pan 7 Population and Food System Sustainability George Mergos Part 2 Empirical Evidence 8 Sub-Saharan Africa: Slow Fertility Transitions Despite Policy Efforts Aristide Romaric Bado, Jean-Pierre Guengant, and Hamidou Issaka Maga 9 The United States and Canada: Demographic Realities and Policy Responses Kaja Jurczynska and Jay Gribble 10 Population Policies in Latin American and the Caribbean: From Carmen Mir to the Montevideo Consensus Jose Miguel Guzman 11 Demographic Features of West Asian and North African Countries: The Impact of Population Policies Mehtab S. Karim, Elena Ambrosetti, and Zahia Ouadah-Bedidi 12 South Asia: Did Population Policies Trigger a Fertility Convergence? Leela Visaria 13 Population Policies in East Asia and Oceania Stuart Gietel-Basten, Christian Joy Pattawi Cruz, Rachel Ganly, Zilin Li, and Jason Tsz Him Cheung 14 Europe: Low Fertility, Aging, and Migration Policies Elena Ambrosetti 15 Population Institutions and International Population Conferences Stan Bernstein, Karen Hardee, John F. May, and Marianne Haslegrave Part 3 Policy Levers and Modelling 16 Data Collection for Population Policies Thomas Spoorenberg 17 Family Policies: How do they Differ around the World? Katharina Wesolowski and Sunnee Billingsley 18 Population and Health Policies in Urban Areas Myriam Vukovi and Alayne Adams 19 Policies Needed to Capture Demographic Dividends Vincent Turbat 20 Linkages Between Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Programs Rachel Sullivan Robinson 21 Population Projections and Population Policies Thomas Buettner 22 Population Policy Models R. Scott Moreland 23 Funding of Population Policies and Programs Arin Dutta, Kevin Ward, and Suneeta Sharma 24 Measuring the Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Impact of Population Policies Michele Tarsilla Part 4 New Policy Challenges 25 Population Aging and Public Policy Stipica Mudrazija and Jacqueline L. Angel 26 Pension Policies John Turner 27 The Contraceptive Revolution John Cleland 28 The Role of Abortion in Population Policies Barbara Crane and Emily A. Maistrellis 29 International Migration Policies Susan K. Brown 30 The Education Revolution Anne Goujon 31 Priority Groups in Population Policies Sara Rotenberg 32 Demographic Dynamics, Poverty, and Inequality Jorge A. Paz 33 Bioethics, Sex Selection, and Gender Equity Laura Rahm 34 Population and National Security Jennifer D. Sciubba and Seongjoon Hwang 35 Demographic Sustainability Toshihiko Hara 36 Prospects for Population Policies and Interventions John F. May and Jack A. Goldstone General Conclusion Jack A. Goldstone and John F. May