1969 - 1974
Concerned Demography was an episodic publication edited and published by graduate students in demography in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was a product of the zeitgeist of an era when social consciousness meant that beliefs should be accompanied by actions, and by graduate students whose most radical impulse was to found a quasi-professional journal.
The first four issues (volume 1, numbers 1 to 4), were written, mimeographed, and mailed to the PAA mailing list by students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The idea of Concerned Demography was embraced by graduate students at other major population centers, and subsequent issues were written and published by students at Michigan, Penn, Cornell, and Brown. The Population Council even published an issue. Within a few years, most of the original editors had received their PhDs and embarked on academic and professional careers.
The demise of Concerned Demography was no more predictable than its birth. The times had changed, the initial group of editors had other commitments and publication outlets, and the next generation of graduate students wondered what the fuss was all about.