ESRC Low Fertility
Post-transitional fertility in developing countries: causes and implications (ES/I001956/1)

An Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Seminar Series grant was awarded to Dr Saseendran Pallikadavath (PI), University of Portsmouth; Dr Chris Wilson, (CoI), University of Oxford; and Professor IS Rajan, CoI, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum; on “Post-transitional fertility in developing countries: causes and implications”. The Seminar Series delivered three seminars: University of Portsmouth (2011), Centre for Development Studies, India (2012) and University of Oxford (2013). The objective of the Seminar Series was to understand the causes and implications of emerging low fertility in developing countries. Each seminar had specially invited senior speakers, mid and early career fellows, policy planners and members of governments and non-governmental organisations. About 100 people from various academic and professional backgrounds from across the globe participated and about 40 presentations were made.

Dr Chris Wilson

Dr Chris Wilson

Associate Professor in demography and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford -

Dr I.S. Rajan

Dr I.S. Rajan

Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India -

Seminar outputs from the seminar awardees

Journal of Biosocial Science special edited volume due in 2017. This volume will have 10-12 original articles submitted on the topic area from across the developing world. Details of each paper and downloads will be available from this page when it is published online.

Invited key note address at the Oxford Institute of Ageing.

Wilson C. 2013. Thinking about post-transitional demographic regimes: A reflection, Demographic Research, vo.28 pp1373-1388.

Convergence and Continuity in Indian Fertility: A Long-Run Perspective, 1871-2008 • Aditya Singh, University of Portsmouth; Saseendran Pallikadavath, University of Portsmouth; Chris Wilson, University of St Andrews; Abhishek Singh, University of Portsmouth.

Oxford seminar programme:

Centre for Population Change (CPC)