Dr. Philip Kreager: Main Publications

(Note: in all publications, excepting 2018a, 2012, 2005b, and 1973, Dr. Kreager is the primary/corresponding author.]


(with V. Petit, K. Qureshi, and Y. Charbit, eds.) (in press) The Anthropological Demography of Health, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

‘Evolution in the History of Population Thought’. In R. Lee, R. Sears and O. Burger (eds.) Human Evolutionary Demographyhttps://osf.io/p59eu/

The Anthropological Demography of Health, Centre Virchow-Villermé, University of Paris-Sorbonne, 2019. https://www.fun-mooc.fr/courses/course-v1:USPC+37023+session01/about


‘The Emergence of Population’ (2018). In N. Hopwood, L. Kassell, and R. Fleming, eds., Reproduction: From

Antiquity to the Present, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 253-266.


(with E. Schröder-Butterfill, Tengku Syawila Fitry and Vita Priantina Dewi) (2018a) 'Gendered Support for Older People in Indonesia: A comparative analysis'. In N.E. Riley and J. Brunson, eds., International Handbook of Gender and Demographic Processes, Springer: New York), pp. 247-266.

(with A. Bochow, eds.) (2017). Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference: Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Fertility Declines. Oxford: Berghahn.

‘Adam Smith, the Division of Labour, and the Renewal of Population Heterogeneity’ (2017). Population and Development Review 43,3: 513-540.


‘Demography’ (2018).  In H. Callan, ed., International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118924396


*‘Population Theory – A Long View’ (2015). Population Studies 69 (suppl).: pp. 29-37.


*‘Population and the Making of the Human Sciences: A Historical Outline’ (2015), in P. Kreager, B. Winney, S. Ulijaszek and C. Capelli, eds., Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 55-85.


*(with B. Winney, S. Ulijaszek and C. Capelli) (2015). ‘Introduction’. In P. Kreager, B. Winney, S. Ulijaszek and C. Capelli, eds., Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-54.


(with B. Winney, S. Ulijaszek and C. Capelli, eds.) (2015). Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


(with E. Schröder-Butterfill) (2015) ‘Differential Impacts of Migration on the Family Networks of Older People in Indonesia: A Comparative Analysis’, In: Lan Anh Hoang and Brenda Yeoh, eds. Transnational Labour Migration, Remittances and the Changing Family in Asia. London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 165-193.


‘On the History of Malthusian Thought: A Review Essay’ (2014). Population and Development Review 40,4:731-742


(with E. Schröder-Butterfill) (2014) ‘Cultural Variations in Daughter Preference in Rural Indonesia’, In T. Devasahayam, ed., Gender and Ageing: Southeast Asian Perspectives, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 150-173.


Humanities Graduates and the British Economy: The Hidden Impact (2013). Oxford University. Also available at:

www.torch.ox.ac.uk/graduateimpact  A brief video summary of the report can be found at The Not-so-hidden Impact of the Humanities [Annual Review 2012-2013

(with Giang Thanh Long, Sri Moertiningsih Adioetomo, P. Loyd-Sherlock) (2012). Social Assistance Needs of Poor and Vulnerable Older People in Indonesia. Jakarta: Government of Indonesia and Help Age International.


‘The Challenge of Compositional Demography’ (2011). Asian Population Studies 7, 3:85-88.


(with Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill) (2010). ‘Age-Structural Transition in Indonesia: A Comparison of Macro- and Micro-Level Evidence’, Asian Population Studies 6:1,25-45.


*‘Darwin and Lotka: Two Concepts of Population’ (2009). Demographic Research 21: 16, 469-502.


‘Ageing, Finance and Civil Society: Notes for an Agenda’(2009). In E. N. Arifin and A. Ananta, eds., Older Persons in Southeast Asia,  Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 361-91.

*‘Aristotle and Open Population Thinking’ (2008). Population and Development Review 34:4, 599-629.

(with Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill) (2008). ‘Indonesia Against the Trend? Ageing and Inter-Generational Wealth Flows in Two Indonesian Communities’, Demographic Research (Special Issue on Strong Family Ties), 19:52, 1781-1810.

(with E. Indrizal and E. Schröder-Butterfill), (2008), ‘Old-age Vulnerability in a Matrilineal Society: The Case of the Minangkabau of Sumatra, Indonesia’. In J. Sokolovsky, ed., The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives, 3rd edition, New York: Praeger. Pp. 383-395.

‘Population Ageing, Political Transition, and Civil Society: A Comparison of Indonesia and Poland’, (2008). In G. Sinigoj, G. Jones, K. Hirokawa, S. Linhart, and eds., The Impact of Ageing: A Common Challenge for Europe and Asia, Vienna: LIT Press, pp.149-170.

(with Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill) (2007). ‘Gaps in the Family Networks of Older People in Three Indonesian Communities’, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology: 22,1: 1-27.

Migration, Social Structure and Old-Age Support Networks: A Comparison of Three Indonesian Communities (2006).

Ageing and Society 26: 1, 37-60.


‘John Graunt’ (2005a). Encyclopaedia of Social Measurement, ed. K. Kempf-Leonard, San Diego: Elsevier, Vol. 2., Pp. 161-166.

(with Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill) (2005b), Actual and de facto Childlessness in Old-Age: Evidence and Implications from East Java, Indonesia. Population and Development Review 31: 1, 19-56.

‘Where are the Children?’ (2004a). In P. Kreager and E. Schröder-Butterfill, eds., Ageing Without Children: European and Asian Perspectives. Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 1-48.

(with E. Schröder-Butterfill), eds. (2004).  Ageing Without Children: European and Asian Perspectives. Oxford: Berghahn.

‘Objectifying Demographic Identities’ (2004). In S. Szreter , H. Shokalmy, and A. Dharmalingam, eds., Categories and Contexts in Demographic Research, Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp.1-19.

‘Keynes, Cannan, Fisher, Yule: Contrasting Styles of Population Forecast In Inter-War Britain’ (2003). In J. Fleischhacker, H. De Gans, and T. Burch, eds., Populations, Projections and Politics: Critical and Historical Essays on Early Twentieth Century Population Forecasting, Amsterdam: Rozenberg, pp. 85-112.

‘Graunt, John, 1620-1674’, (2003). Encyclopedia of Population, Vol. I, P. Demeny and G. McNicoll, eds., MacMillan: New York, pp. 472-473.

‘Population Thought, History of’ (2003). Encyclopedia of Population, Vol. I, P. Demeny and G. McNicoll, eds., MacMillan: New York, pp. 772-785.

‘Death and Method: The Rhetorical Space of 17th-Century Vital Measurement’, (2002). In E. Magnello and A. Hardy, eds.,

The Road to Medical Statistics, Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 1-36.


‘Transition ou révolution démographique?’ (1998). Population et Avenir 6362 : 2-13.

‘The Limits of Diffusionism’, (1998). In A. Basu and P. Aaby, eds., Methods and Uses of Anthropological Demography, Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 298-322.

‘Population and Identity, (1997). In D. Kertzer and T. Fricke, eds., Anthropological Demography: Towards a New Synthesis, Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, pp. 139-174.

‘Histories of demography’ (1993a). Population Studies 473: 519-539.

‘Anthropological Demography and the Limits of Diffusionism’ (1993b). In International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Interntional Population Conference, Montreal 1993. Liège:Ordina, pp. 313-326.

‘Quand une population est-elle une nation? Quand une nation est-elle un État? La démographie en l’émergence d’un dilemme moderne, 1770-1870’ (1992). Festschrift for Alfred Sauvy, Population 47: 6,1639-1656.  Also available at: www.persee.fr/doc/pop_0032-4663_1992_num_47_6_3943

(translation, with E.F. Kreager), (1992) J-C. Chesnais, The Demographic Transition, Oxford: Clarendon.

‘Aung San Suu Kyi und der friedliche Kampf für die Menschenrechte In Birma’, (1992). In M. Aris (Hrsg), Aung San Suu Kyi, Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag., pp. 9-64.

‘Early modern population theory: a reassessment’, (1991). Population and Development Review 17: 2,207-227.

‘Aung San Suu Kyi and the Peaceful Struggle for Human Rights In Burma’, (1991) In M. Aris, ed., Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear and other writings, London: Viking, pp.284-325.

‘A Harder School II’, (1990). Oxford Magazine 58:4-6.

*‘New Light on Graunt’ (1988). Population Studies 42: 1,129-140.

‘Social and Supernatural Control In a Mayan Demographic Regime’, (1988). In J.C. Caldwell, et al. eds,. Micro-Approaches to Demographic Research, London: Kegan Paul International, pp. 410-428.

‘Machiavelli, Burckhardt, and the Making of Florentine Historical Identity’ (1988). Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, 19: 1,1-24.

‘Demographic Regimes as Cultural Systems’, (1986). In R. Schofield and D. Coleman, eds. The State of Population Theory: Forward from Malthus, Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 131-155.

‘Interpreting Social Structures for Comparative Fertility Analysis’, (1985) In International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, International Population Conference, Florence, 1985. Liège: Ordina, Vol II, pp.21-34.

‘Demography in situ’ (1982). Population and Development Review 8: 2,237-66.

Adoption Practices In Traditional Societies of Africa, Asia and Latin America, (1980). London: International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Adolescents and Fertility Planning, (1978). London: International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Family Planning Drop-Outs Reconsidered, (1977). London: International Planned Parenthood Federation.

(with G. W. Duncan, E. Hilton, and A. Lumsdaine, eds., Fertility Control Methods: Strategies for Introduction, (1973), New York: Academic Press.

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