Online discussion on high population growth and sustainable development

Join the conversation with John Bongaarts and David Lam as they exchange views on rapid population growth and the post-2015 UN development agenda


 John Bongaarts David Lam 
 John Bongaarts, Ph.D. David Lam, Ph.D. 

John Bongaarts, Ph.D. is Vice President and Distinguished Scholar of the Population Council in New York.  Mr. Bongaarts is the author or co-author of approximately 200 scholarly articles on various aspects of demography, including the determinants of fertility, population-environment interactions, the demographic impact of the AIDS epidemic, population aging, and population policy options in the developing world.  He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  

David Lam, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics and Research Professor in the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan.  He was President of the Population Association of America in 2011.  Throughout a long and distinguished career, Professor Lam's research has focused on the interaction of economics and demography in developing countries, including analysis of the economics of population growth, fertility, marriage, and aging.  He is currently on sabbatical at the University of Cape Town.

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Online discussion

Online discussion on High population growth, including the issue of the youth bulge and demographic window of opportunity

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