Hans-Peter Kohler, Ph.D.
Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography
Chair, Graduate Group in Demography
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
M.A., Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
A.B. Business Administration, Fachhochschule Kempten, 1992
My primary research interests are in the areas of fertility and health in developed and developing countries. A key characteristic of this research is the attempt to integrate demographic, economic, sociological and biological approaches in empirical and theoretical models of demographic behavior. For instance, some of my recent publications address diverse issues such as: the relationship between having children and subjective well-being (‘Partner + Children = Happiness?’); the interaction of social networks, risk perceptions and HIV/AIDS; sexual networks and HIV infection risk in Malawi; the causes and consequences of low and lowest-low fertility in Europe; new approaches to fertility analysis and tempo adjustment; the effect of birth month and school graduation on births and marriages in Sweden; and the heritability of fertility behaviors in Denmark. In addition, I have had leading roles in several NIH R01 or R21 grants, including for instance, a grant on ``AIDS/HIV Risk, Marriage and Sexual Relations in Malawi'' that investigated the multiple processes and influences contributing to varying degrees of risk for HIV in sexual partnerships in rural Malawi, and a grant on the "Consequences of High Morbidity and Mortality in a Low-Income Country -- that collects longitudinal data in rural Malawi to provide a rare record of more than a decade of demographic, socioeconomic and health conditions in one of the world's poorest countries.
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