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Honored Faculty Speaker

Layton Field, Ph.D.

Where Have all the Babies Gone? – Fertility Declines & the Science of Population Research

Wednesday, April 26 at 11:45 a.m.
Knott Auditorium

Dr. Layton Field, honored faculty speaker Who is having babies in the world today? What are some of the factors that impact that decision? When will you have a child and how many? Why does any of this matter? These questions address contemporary trends in fertility patterns that shape the world around us in very important ways. Come join us for a discussion of the principles of population research including fertility, mortality, and migration that will explore these and many other questions!


Dr. Field is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. He received his B.S (2009), M.S. (2011), and Ph.D (2014) in Sociology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Field specializes in population research examining the intricate relationship between the population processes of fertility, mortality, and migration and society as a whole. Dr. Field has published works in several outlets including one of the leading demographic journals, Population and Development Review. In the nearly three years that Dr. Field has been at the Mount, he has taught a wide range of courses including Population & Society, Social Research Methods, Statistics, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Social Problems. He currently lives in Carroll Valley, PA with his wife, Lindsey, and four children, Abigail, Philip, Maximilian, and Agnes.


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