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Phil Morgan is a Fellow Emeritus at the Carolina Population Center.
Phil Morgan's research focuses on change and variation in the human family, with special attention to human fertility. His work on fertility in the United States examines fertility levels (that hover near the replacement level of approximately two births per woman), fertility timing (which is highly variable with teen childbearing and delayed childbearing common), and high levels of nonmarital childbearing. Morgan also studies cross-national variation in low fertility among developed countries and the differential pace of fertility decline in developing ones. Since arriving at UNC in 2012, Morgan has been collaborating with CPC fellows Kathleen Mullan Harris and David Guilkey and CPC Postdoc Jennifer Buher-Kane on several projects that examine U.S. childbearing using the Add Health data set that is a signature data collection effort of CPC.