Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives
Born in Ames, Iowa; educated in the public schools of Denver, Colorado, and at Yale (BA, cum laude) and Columbia (MA and PhD in sociology).
Current appointments and memberships include:
• Board member, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
• Member, Council for a Livable World (Washington)
• Advisory Board member, Environmental Film Festival (Washington)
• Member, Cosmos Club (Washington)
Before moving to Washington, was most recently Hofstee Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague, 1994, and Senior Fellow in Demography, Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1973-1993.
In addition to some 80 book chapters and articles in professional journals, he is the author of two books, co-author of four others (two of which were written in collaboration with Alice T. Day), and editor and part author of two more. Apart from Too Many Americans (written with Alice T. Day), his best-known books are: The Future of Low-Birthrate Populations (London & New York: Routledge, 1992, paperback ed., 1995, 206 pp) and Analysing Population Trends: Differential Fertility in a Pluralistic Society (London: Croom Helm, and New York: St. Martin’s, 1983, 253 pp).