Berkeley Population Classics

Berkeley has a fifty-year tradition of diverse and path-breaking analysis in the field of population.

Here is a sampling of Berkeley “classics”

Social Structure and Fertility: An Analytic Framework
Kingsley Davis; Judith Blake
Economic Development and Cultural Change > Vol. 4, No. 3 (Apr., 1956), pp. 211-235

The Theory of Change and Response in Modern Demographic History
Kingsley Davis
Population Index > Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct., 1963), pp. 345-366

On the Momentum of Population Growth
Nathan Keyfitz
Demography > Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb., 1971), pp. 71-80

Causes of Death: Life Tables for National Populations. 
Samuel H. Preston, Nathan Keyfitz, and Robert Schoen.
New York: Seminar Press, 1972.

Comparing Household Structure over Time and between Cultures
E. A. Hammel; Peter Laslett
Comparative Studies in Society and History > Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan., 1974), pp. 73-109

Structure and Change in Causes of Death: An International Summary
Samuel H. Preston; Verne E. Nelson
Population Studies > Vol. 28, No. 1 (Mar., 1974), pp. 19-51

Toward a Subcultural Theory of Urbanism*
Claude S. Fischer
The American Journal of Sociology > Vol. 80, No. 6 (May, 1975), pp. 1319-1341

*see also: The Subcultural Theory of Urbanism: A Twentieth-Year Assessment
Claude S. Fischer
The American Journal of Sociology > Vol. 101, No. 3 (Nov., 1995), pp. 543-577

From the Study of Social Mobility to the Study of Society
Allan Sharlin
The American Journal of Sociology > Vol. 85, No. 2 (Sep., 1979), pp. 338-360

Aiming at a Moving Target: Period Fertility and Changing Reproductive Goals
R. D. Lee
Population Studies > Vol. 34, No. 2 (Jul., 1980), pp. 205-226

Estimating Historical Heights
Kenneth W. Wachter; James Trussell
Journal of the American Statistical Association > Vol. 77, No. 378 (Jun., 1982), pp. 279-293

Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood
Kristin Luker (1985)

Making It Count: The Improvement of Social Research and Theory
Stanley Lieberson (1987)

Basic Patterns in Annual Variations in Fertility, Nuptiality, Mortality, and Prices in Pre-industrial Europe
Patrick R. Galloway
Population Studies > Vol. 42, No. 2 (Jul., 1988), pp. 275-302

Ethnic Options: Choosing Identities in America
Mary C. Waters (1990)

A Theory of Culture for Demography
E. A. Hammel
Population and Development Review > Vol. 16, No. 3 (Sep., 1990), pp. 455-485

Elusive Cycles: Are there Dynamically Possible Lee-Easterlin Models for U.S Births?
Kenneth W. Wachter
Population Studies > Vol. 45, No. 1 (Mar., 1991), pp. 109-135

Measures, Models, and Graphical Displays in the Analysis of Cross-Classified Data
Leo A. Goodman
Journal of the American Statistical Association > Vol. 86, No. 416 (Dec., 1991), pp. 1085-1111

Modeling and Forecasting U. S. Mortality
Ronald D. Lee; Lawrence R. Carter
Journal of the American Statistical Association > Vol. 87, No. 419 (Sep., 1992), pp. 659-671

How 4.5 Million Irish Immigrants Became 40 Million Irish Americans: Demographic and Subjective Aspects of the Ethnic Composition of White Americans
Michael Hout; Joshua R. Goldstein
American Sociological Review > Vol. 59, No. 1 (Feb., 1994), pp. 64-82