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John Jayachandran

John Jayachandran, PhD

Professor of Sociology, Coordinator, Sociology
Phone: 780-479-9343
Office: HA321
Fax: 780-474-1933

PhD, 1990, Sociology (Demography), University of Alberta
MSc, 1979, Anthropology, University of Poona
BSc, 1976, Zoology, University of Madurai.

Research areas:

Demography, quantitative research methods, structural equation modelling, family, aging, and healthcare.

Current research:

  • Subjective well-being
  • Balancing work-family

Representative Publications:

2016   with Rose-Branch Allen “Determinants of life satisfaction in Canada: A Causal Modelling Approach” SHS Web of Conferences Vol. 26, Apr 2016    01073 http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/shsconf/20162601073

2000   “Contributions of Socioeconomic, Socio-psychological and Biological factors to Fertility Differentials in Canada.” Canadian Studies in Population, 27, no. 2 (2000): 329-354.

1997   Co-authored with H. Madsen and E. Kolusok,  “The Cultural Contributions Made by Canadian Aboriginals to the Canadian Identity.” Proceedings of the Securing Northern Futures: Developing Research Partnerships. International Conference, CCI, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 1997:  201-222.

1993   “Causal Modelling in Population Studies”. K. Mahadevan and P. Krishnan  (eds.) Methodology for Population Studies and Development, Sage Publications, Pp. 54-66.

1991   “Seatbelt Use in Edmonton: Results from a Survey”.  Research Discussion Paper, Population Research Laboratory, University of Alberta, No. 82.

1987   with Frank Trovato  “Effects of education and labor force participation on fertility in Alberta: results from log‑linear analysis,” Contributions to Demography: Methodological and Substantive. Krotki festschrift, Vol. II pp. 965‑988.

1986   “Determinants of fertility in two Canadian populations:  a causal modelling  approach,” Canadian Studies in Population,  Vol 13(1), pp.57‑82.

1986   with George. K. Jarvis “Socioeconomic development, medical care and nutrition as determinants of infant mortality in less developed countries,” Social Biology,  Vol 33, No 3‑4, Fall‑Winter, pp. 301‑315.

1985   with WJ Yeung, 1985. “A comparative analysis of infant and child mortality in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh using the Mahadevan analytical framework.” Guru Nanak Journal of Sociology 6(2):81-96.

1981   “Intergenerational changes in fertility,”    C.P. Prakasam (ed.) International Institute for Population Studies: Silver Jubilee Issue, Bombay, India.

1981   Jayachandran, J. et al. “Reach of primary health care in Nasik district ‑ Maharashtra,” International Institute for Population Studies, News Letter, Vol 22, No 2.

Conference presentations:

2016   (with Dale Schlenker) Paper titled “Work and family balance in Canada: a causal model.”   Presented at CSA Congress in Calgary, 2016.

2015   (jointly with Rose Branch-Allen) presented a paper titled “Determinants of life      satisfaction in Canada: a Causal Modelling Approach” to ERPA International Congress on Education, Turkey June 5-7, 2015.

1997   “Contributions of Socioeconomic, Socio-psychological and Biological  factors to Fertility Differentials in Canada” 1997 Population Association of America Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C. March 27-29, p.227.

1991   (jointly with J. Nelson., G. Colwell., and A. Morse)  “When is Evil really Evil? :  Reactions of Clergy-Persons to Deviant Behaviours”.  Paper presented at Society for the Scientific Study of Religion meetings, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1985   (jointly with Karol  J. Krotki)   “Ageing at the top and ageing at the bottom in  Canada,” Paper presented at the joint session of the Canadian Population Society and the Canadian Sociology at the  Learned Societies Annual Meeting, Montreal.

1985   with Jean, Young., and P. Krishnan  “A comparative analysis of infant and child  mortality in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh using Mahadevan analytical framework,” Paper presented at the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Florence, Italy.

1984   with Eddie, Ng.  “Internal migration in India:  Some results from stochastic analysis,” Paper presented at the meetings of Population Association of America, Minneapolis.