Reciprocal Relations Between Population and Environment (ICPSR 34559)

Principal Investigator(s): Axinn, William G., University of Michigan. Population Studies Center


Taking advantage of ongoing research on family formation in the Nepalese Himalayas, this project investigated the reciprocal relations between changes in population processes (family formation and migration) and the environment (land use, soil quality, water quality, and flora). The goal of this project was to gather additional data on environmental quality and population processes, and link it to data on neighborhood contexts and family formation from the Chitwan Valley Family Study for the purpose of analyzing reciprocal links between population processes and environmental changes.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    families, family structure, natural environment, population dynamics, population migration

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Nepal

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. William G. Axinn

Population Studies Center

426 Thompson St., PO Box 1248

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48106