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CIDR Seminar Series: "Demographic Determinants of Urban Growth in India, Mexico, and the US"
Start Date: 12/2/2016Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 12/2/2016End Time: 2:30 PM
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Event Description:
The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) presents the next in our series of demography seminars: 

Dr. Leiwen Jiang
Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Professor and Director, Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) at Shanghai University


 "Demographic Determinants of Urban Growth in India, Mexico, and the US"

Abstract: Understanding how urban growth occurs across countries of different economic development levels and different phases of demographic and urbanization transitions is fundamental for a variety of scholarly and policy arenas. This research aims to systematically investigate demographic determinants of urban population growth in India, Mexico and the US for the recent decades. Adopting a multiregional population/urbanization projection model and spatial mapping approach, we backcast urban growth in the three countries and carry out a decomposition analysis of historical urbanization trends to quantify the influences of natural growth, migration, and reclassification. We find that natural growth is the main forces of urban growth in all three countries.; Migratory growth contributes more to urban growth in the less urbanized India. However, in contrast to the common perception that less urbanized countries experience more reclassification, we find the opposite a result that will need further analysis using a longer period of data to confirm.

Location: The CUNY Graduate Center - 365 5th Avenue, Room 3212

Pre-Seminar: We will meet at NOON to have lunch with the speaker at the CUNY Graduate Center cafeteria (8th floor). Everyone is welcome to join the lunch at their own costs. 

Post-Seminar: CIDR fellows are strongly encouraged to meet with the speaker after the seminar to discuss his work further and consult about graduate school, research, job market, career, etc
Contact Information:
Name: Michael Marino
Email: Michael.Marino@baruch.cuny.edu
Dr. Leiwen Jiang
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  • CUNY Institute for Demographic Research

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