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77/262 Lord St

Perth, Western Australia 6000


Nationality: Australia


Membership Number :20500

Gavin Jones

Emeritus Professor, School of Demography- Australian National University


Field of study:

Specialization: Ageing, Education and Schooling, Fertility, International Migration, Labor force/Employment, Marriage, Divorce and Consensual Unions, Population and Development, Urbanization

Regional focus: South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia

Highest Degree Level:

Doctorate (Ph.D, MD), Demography, Australian National University, 1966

Working languages:
  • - English
  • - Indonesian

Professional summary:

I am an Emeritus Professor at the Austrlaian National University. After 11 years at the National University of Singapore, I retired in December 2014 as Director of NUS's J.Y. Pillay Comparative Asia Research Centre. Earler, I worked at the Population Council from 1966 to 1975, in New York, Bangkok and Jakarta. Then I spent 28 years at the Australian National University, serving as Head of the Demography and Sociology Program for an 8-year period. I have served as consultant to many international agencies, and have published about 30 books and monographs and some 170 internationally refereed articles and book chapters. I continue to undertake consultancies in areas relevant to my interests.    

Member since: 1967

Jones, Gavin W., 1994, Marriage and Divorce in Islamic Southeast Asia, Singapore: Oxford University Press.

Gavin W. Jones and Mike Douglass (eds), 2008, Mega-Urban Regions in Pacific Asia: Urban Dynamics in a Global Era, Singapore: NUS Press.

Christophe Z. Guilmoto and Gavin W. Jones (eds), 2016, Contemporary Demographic Transformations in China, India and Indonesia, Dordrecht: Springer. 

Jones, Gavin W., 2007, "Delayed marriage and very low fertility in Pacific Asia", Population and Development Review, 33(3): 453-478.

Jones, Gavin W., 2005, "The "flight from marriage" in South-East and East Asia", Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 36(1): 93-119.

Honorary positions:

Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia