Monday, 10 March 2014

Inaugural Lecture: Prof. Elspeth Graham

Professor Elspeth Graham, of the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, School of Geography and Geosciences, will deliver her Inaugural Lecture "Population Change in South-East Asia: Questions of Scale and Difference" in School III, St Salvator's Quadrangle on Wednesday 12 March, 5.15pm – 6.30pm.
All are welcome.

In the last few decades there have been important population changes in South-East Asia, which are influencing many other aspects of society. Fertility has declined, life expectancy has increased and new mobilities are impacting on families in ways that are poorly understood. In this lecture, Elspeth Graham uses two case studies that link data at different geographic scales – fertility decline in Singapore and transnational migration from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – to explore the determinants and consequences of contemporary population change in the region.