Julia Jennings

Julia A. Jennings

Primary Field
Biological Anthropology
Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology, SUNY, University at Albany, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Human demography, aging and the life course, quantitative methods, household ecology, historical demography

Dr. Julia Jennings investigates how economic, environmental, household, and family contexts shape past and present populations. A current project examines the role of kin networks on late-life survival and wellbeing in historical and modern Scotland. Her ongoing research in North Orkney, Scotland, focuses on historical variation in household and family patterns and its implications for population and economic change. Some other research interests include demographic responses to climate variation, intergenerational transmission of fertility, and the effects of household composition on fertility, mortality, and migration.

Two recent publications by Dr. Jennings include:

Jennings, J.A. (2020). Hired helpers at the nest: The association between life-cycle servants and net fertility North Orkney, 1851-1911. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 172(3): 412-422. 

Jennings, J.A. (2019). The association between network centrality and standard of living in a historical agrarian population. American Journal of Human Biology. 31(6): e23320.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Europe / Eurasia
Curriculum Vitae
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