Nineteenth Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography

The World’s Population May Peak in Your Lifetime.
What Happens Next?

Presented by: Dr. Dean Spears, Associate Professor of Economics, 
University of Texas - Austin
Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00 a.m.–12:00
Penn State, University Park campus, HUB 233B and Virtual
The event is free and open to everyone.
Registration is required for attending in-person and virtually. A recording will be available after the event for a limited time.
If global average birth rates fall below two, then the consequence would be long-term depopulation.  Is this likely?  How should the public and policymakers evaluate the prospect of widespread, shared depopulation? How might stabilization at some population size or another be better or worse than depopulation?  If there should be a response to depopulation from governments, philanthropies, or society, what should it be?  This talk brings facts from demography, economics, and other social sciences and invites the audience to join a big conversation about a smaller future.
Discussants: Dr. Megan Sweeney, Professor of Sociology, UCLA, and Dr. Ashton Verdery, Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography, Penn State
The De Jong Lecture is supported by the Gordon F. and Caroline M. De Jong Lectureship in Social Demography Endowment, administered jointly and supplemented by the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the Population Research Institute at Penn State.

When:  Oct 5, 2024 from 09:00 to 12:00 (ET)