Patrick Heuveline

Patrick Heuveline


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Phone: 310-825-6380

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I stand unequivocally against the egregious and disproportionate violence faced by Blacks in America and by other disenfranchised and marginalized communities across the World.

Most of my recent research has focused on the long-term consequences of the “Khmer-Rouge” regime, one of the most oppressive regimes in the second half of the 20th century. Yet, these past few months have humbled and reminded me of my duty to listen to our community so that I can learn how to be the ally that they deserve in the fight for justice, including against anti-Black racism.

My substantive research interests center on how childhood family structures affect child wellbeing and the transition to adulthood.

My work to date is divided between comparative, secondary data analyses on single parenting or cohabitation in Western Nations, and an ongoing project in Cambodia, which began in 2000 and is designed to study family change since the Khmer-Rouge period (1975-79).

Methodologically, I am interested in developing and estimating models centered on population dynamics to represent phenomena that are intertwined with demographic processes. To date, the main applications have been on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eastern Africa and on the death toll of the Khmers Rouges’ regime.


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Links to most publications below are available from Google Scholar:

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Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. xiii +291pp. Oxford, UK and Malder, MA: Blackwell Publishers. September 2000. (Preston, S.H.; Heuveline, P.; Guillot, M.)


“Preventing, but not caring for, adolescent pregnancies? Quality of family planning and antenatal care in 3
sub-Saharan African countries,” Journal of Adolescent Health. April 2022 (Moucheraud, C.,
McBride, K., Heuveline, P., Shah, M.) DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.02.012

“Global and National Declines in Annual Life Expectancy at Birth, An End-of-2021 Assessment,”
Population and Development Review 48(1): 31. March 2022. DOI: 10.1111/padr.12477

“Physical Intimate Partner Violence in India: How Much Does Childhood Socialisation Matter,”
Journal of Asian Population Studies. February 2022. (Sinha, A., Chowdhury, B., Heuveline, P.)
DOI: 10.1080/17441730.2022.2035921

“The Mean Unfulfilled Lifespan (MUL): A new indicator of the impact of mortality shocks on the individual
lifespan, with application to global 2020 quarterly mortality from COVID-19,” PLOS ONE 16(7):
e0254925. July 2021. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254925

“Beyond Deaths per Capita: Comparative CoViD-19 Mortality Indicators,” BMJ Open 11(3): e042934.
March 2021. (Heuveline, P. & M. Tzen). DOI: 101136/bmjopen2020-042934

“Household Structure and Child Education in Cambodia,” International Journal of Population Studies 3(2):
309-323. December 2017. (Heuveline, P., Hong, S.). DOI: 10.18063/ijps.v3i2.309

“One-Parent Families in Contemporary Cambodia,” Marriage and Family Review 52(1-2):216-242. September 2015. (Heuveline, P., Hong, S.)

“The Boundaries of Genocide: Quantifying the Uncertainty of Death Toll During the Pol-Pot Regime (1975-1979),” Population Studies 69(2):201-18. July 2015.

“It Takes a Village (or Perhaps a Nation): Family Structures, State Policies and Children’s Educational Achievement,” Journal of Marriage and Family 72(5): 1362-76. October 2010. (Heuveline, P.; Yang, H., Timberlake, J. M.)

“Diversity and Change in Cambodian Households (1998-2006),” Journal of Population Research 25(3):287-313. December 2008. (Demont, F.; Heuveline, P.)

“The International Child Poverty Gap: Does Demography Matter?” Demography 45(1):173-191. February 2008. (Heuveline, P.; Weinshenker, M.)

“The Phoenix Population: Demographic Crisis and Rebound in Cambodia,” Demography 44(2):405-426. May 2007. (Heuveline, P.; Poch, B.)

“Do Marriages Forget Their Past? Marital Stability in post-Khmer-Rouge Cambodia,” Demography 43(1):99-125. February 2006. (Heuveline, P.; Poch, B.)

“The Role of Cohabitation in Family Formation: The United States in Comparative Perspective,” Journal of Marriage and Family 66(6): 1214-1230. December 2004. (Heuveline, P., Timberlake, J.M.).

“HIV and Population Dynamics: A General Model and Maximum-Likelihood Standards for Eastern Africa,” Demography 40(2): 217-245. May 2003.

“Shifting Child Rearing to Single Mothers: Results from 17 Western Nations,” Population and Development Review 29(1):47-71. March 2003. (Heuveline, P.; Timberlake, J.M.; Furstenberg, F.F. Jr.).

“”Between One and Three Million in Cambodia”: Toward the Demographic Reconstruction of a Decade of Cambodian History (1970-1980),” Population Studies 52(1): 49-65. March 1998.


The Mekong Island Population Laboratory (MIPopLab), A Demographic Surveillance System in Rural Cambodia (2000-06). ICPSR36601-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-04-13.

Awards & Grants


  • 2017    Appointed: Chair (Président), Comité d’évaluation des personnels chercheurs, Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED, France). (December 15, 2017 to December 14, 2021).
  • 2015    Selected: Senior Fellow, Center for Khmer Studies, 2015-2016.
  • 2015    Elected: Nomination Committee, Population Association of America, 2015-16.
  • 2010    Elected, Board of Directors, Population Association of America, 2011-13.
  • 2010    Member, Comité Sciences Humaines et Sociales, “Espaces, sociétés, organisations et marchés”, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France) 2011-13.
  • 2007    Member, the Population Science Committee, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 2008-12.
  • 2006    Fellow, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 2007-08.
  • 2003    William T. Grant Scholar, William T. Grant Foundation, 2003-08.
  • 1998    E. Digby Baltzell Award, University of Pennsylvania, for “Best 1997 Dissertation in Sociology.”
  • 1997    Dean’s Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, “In recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement in the School of Arts and Sciences.”


  •  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), August 2021 to July 2023: “Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets,” Principal Investigator. (Grant R03HD103861-01).