Call for Papers: The Environmental Dimensions of Fertility Decision-Making

Call for Papers

The Environmental Dimensions
of Fertility Decision-Making

Special Issue of Population and Environment
Deadline:  May 30, 2016

For this special issue, we seek a range of empirical papers that examine the reciprocal elements of this association including the potential influences of environmental context on fertility decision-making and the implications of fertility decision-making for local environmental context. We are primarily interested in research examining these processes at the household- or local scales.  Papers should be theoretically sophisticated and methodologically rigorous and may include considerations of gender, social inequalities, environmental security, food security, among other social and environmental processes.

More generally, the research should improve broader understanding and theory regarding the association between population and environment.  We encourage contributions based on quantitative as well as qualitative data, as well as those that focus on policy dimensions.

Population and Environment publishes research articles (both full-length and research briefs), commentary and reviews related to the reciprocal links between population, natural resources, and the natural environment, with the purpose of deepening scientific and policy dialogue in this often complex area. The coverage is multidisciplinary, spanning a range of social, policy, life, and natural sciences.

Submission Deadline:  May 30, 2016.  Please submit questions prior to this deadline to Lori Hunter, Editor-in-Chief (  Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at