Julia Jennings

Office: Arts & Sciences Building, Room 202
Office Phone: (518) 442-4703
Email:jjennings2@albany.edu                               Publications
Ph.D, Pennsylvania State University, 2010          Curriculum Vitae

Julia Jennings

Research Interests:


I investigate how economic, environmental, household, and family contexts shape past and present populations. My ongoing research in North Orkney, Scotland, focuses on historical variation in household and family patterns and its implications for population and economic change. Another project in Orkney examines fertility and mortality responses to grain price fluctuations in the nineteenth century. My other research interests include demographic responses to climate variation, intergenerational transmission of fertility, and the effects of household composition on fertility, mortality, and migration.


Interests: human biology, demography, household ecology, historical population change


Areas: Europe


Selected Publications:

Jennings JA and Gray CL. 2014. Climate Variability and Human Migration in the Netherlands, 1865-1937. Population and Environment [Forthcoming]


Parker DM, Wood JW, Tomita S, DeWitte S, Jennings JA, and Cui L. 2014. Household Ecology and Out-migration among Ethnic Karen Along the Thai-Myanmar Border. Demographic Research. 30(12): 1129-1156.

Jennings JA and Leslie PW.  2013. Differences in Intergenerational Fertility Associations by Sex and Race in Saba, Dutch Caribbean, 1876-2004. The History of the Family.18(2):135-153.

Jennings JA, Sullivan AR and Hacker JD. 2012.  Intergenerational Transmission of Reproductive Behavior during the Demographic Transition. Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 42(4): 543-569.

Jennings JA, Wood JW, and Johnson PL. 2011. Household-level Predictors of the Presence of Servants in Northern Orkney, Scotland, 1851-1901. The History of the Family. 16(3): 278-291.