Reading List of Relevant Articles

18. ‘The
Religious Will Inherit the Earth?’: Demography, Religion and Politics


Longman, Philip. 2005. The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What to do About it (New
York, N.Y.: Basic Books), chs. 4 and 6- [o/o]

Greeley, A. 2001. ‘The
demographic imperative in religious change in the United

States,’ American Journal of
Sociology, vol. 107, no. 2, pp. 468-500 – JSTOR

Adsera, A. 2005. Religion and Changes in Family-size Norms in
Developed Countries, IZA (University of Chicago: Population Research Center), presented at 2005 APSA meetings
– available electronically


*Adsera, A. 2005. ‘Marital
Fertility and Religion: Recent Changes in Spain,’ IZA Discussion Paper
1399 (University of Chicago: Population Research Center)

*Wattenberg, Ben. 2005. Fewer: How the New Demography of
Depopulation will Shape our Future (Chicago: Ivan R.
Dee), introduction

*Weiner, Myron and Sharon Stanton
Russell (eds). 2001. Demography
and National Security (New York: Berghahn Books), esp. ch. 12 (Islam & West) and conclusion

Van de Kaa, Dirk. 2001. ‘Postmodern fertility preferences: from changing value
orientation to new fertility behaviour,’ Population and Development
Review, vol. 27, pp. 290-331

*Norris, Pippa
and Ron Inglehart. 2005. Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide (Cambridge: CUP)

Sander, W. 1992. ‘Catholicism and the Economics of Fertility,’ Population
Studies 46, p.477-489.

*Simons, John. 1980.
‘Reproductive behaviour as religious practice’, in C. Hohn and R. Mackensen (eds.), Determinants of Fertility Trends: Theories Re-Examined (Liège: Ordina), pp. 133-45

Lesthaeghe, R. and J. Surkyn.
1988. ‘Cultural Dynamics and Economic Theories of Fertility Change,’Population and Development Review 14 (1): 1-45.

Fukuyama, Francis. 1992. The End of History and the Last Man
(Hamish Hamilton, London)

Hirschman, C. 2002. ‘Population and
Society: Historical Trends and Future

Prospects,’ unpublished paper


*Church Central. 2003. ‘Survey finds church
attendance, party affiliation closely linked’, Church Central, 1 Dec <>

*Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
2006. Religion and Public Life: A
Faith-Based Partisan Divide, special report, (Washington, DC: Pew Center, January 2006 )

*Hout, M. and Claude Fischer.
2002. ‘Why More Americans Have No Religious Preference: Politics and
Generations,’ American Sociological Review, vol. 67, no. 2 (April), pp. 165-90 – [e journals]

Williams, L.B. and B.G. Zimmer. 1990. ‘The Changing Influence of Religion on US Fertility: Evidence
from Rhode Island,’ Demography 27 (3): 475-481.

Roof, Wade Clark and William McKinney. 1987. American Mainline
Religion: Its Changing Shape and Future (New Brunswick: Rutgers University

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