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Whither the Child? The Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility in the West and East Asia

Department of International Development public lecture 

Date: Monday 11 March 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: NAB.2.04, New Academic Building
Speakers:  Stuart Basten, Carlos Cavalle, Wolfgang Lutz, Catherine Hakim, John Parker, Eric Kaufmann 
Chair: Elliott Green 

This panel explores the impact of declining fertility in western countries and East Asia - especially the social effects which have largely been ignored. The panel will also launch the publication of a new book, Whither the Child: Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility (Paradigm Publishers 2013). 

Stuart Basten is ESRC Fellow in Demography and Social Policy at Oxford University. 

Carlos Cavalle is the Director, Social Trends Institute.

Wolfgang Lutz is Professor, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

Catherine Hakim is Professor, Centre for Policy Studies.

John Parker is the Globalisation Editor, Economist Magazine.

Eric Kaufmann is Professor, Birkbeck, University of London.

The event will be followed by a free wine reception.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users:  #demography

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email Elliot Green by email e.d.green@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7852 3632.


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