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Dr. Amir Erfani

Amir Erfani
Dr. Amir Erfani
Faculty of Arts & Science - Chair, Sociology, Professor
office: A324
email: amire@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450
ext: 4019
fax: 705.474.1947
web: Dr. Amir Erfani

Education:

BA, University of Tehran;
MA, University of Tehran;
PhD, University of Western Ontario

Areas of Specialization:

Social demography, modeling demographic behaviors, population analysis, quantitative research methods, multivariate social statistics

Research Interests:

Human fertility; family planning, reproductive health; modeling demographic behaviors; health inequality; integration of immigrants; survey design; advanced statistical modeling

Current & Future Research:

Studying the determinants and rationales behind the continuing use of withdrawal (coitus interruptus) as the primary method of contraception in Turkey and Iran; investigating fertility intentions in Iran; investigating fundamental causes of health inequality over the life course among Canadians and Americans; examining the economic integration of immigrants in Canada.

Publications:

Articles in Refereed Journals

Erfani, Amir, Marzieh Nojomi and Hatam Hosseni. (2017). “Prolonged birth intervals in Hamedan, Iran: variations and determinants,” Journal of Biosocial Science (in press).

Hosseni, Hatam, Amir Erfani and Marzieh Nojomi. (2017). “Factors associated with the incidence of induced abortion in Hamedan, Iran,” Iran Archives of Medical Sciences (in press).

Erfani, Amir. (2017). “Low fertility intention in Tehran, Iran: The role of attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control,” Journal of Biosocial Science, 49(3): 292–308.

Erfani, Amir. (2017). “Curbing publicly-funded family planning services in Iran: Who is affected?” Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 43(1): 37-43.

Erfani, Amir. (2016). “Levels, Trends and Correlates of Abortion in Tehran, Iran: 2009–2014,” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 42(2):93-101.

Erfani, Amir. (2015). “Curbing family planning in Iran: an appraisal of Bill 446,” Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 41(4):317-318.

Muhammad Munib Raza and Amir Erfani. (2015). “The earnings differences among second generation South Asians,” South Asian Diaspora, 7(2):149-165.

Erfani, Amir.(2015). “Family planning and women’s educational advancement in Iran,” Canadian Studies in Population, 42(1-2):35-52.

Erfani, Amir. (2014). “Localization of determinants of fertility through measurement adaptations in developing-country settings: The case of Iran” International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 3(7): 413–415.

Hosseini, Hatam and Amir Erfani. (2014). “Ethnic differences in the attitudes and practice of consanguineous marriage among Kurds and Turks in Uromiyeh District, Iran,” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 45(3): 389-403.

Erfani, Amir and Kevin McQuillan. (2014). “The changing timing of births in Iran: An explanation on the rise and fall in fertility after the 1979 Islamic Revolution,” Biodemography and Social Biology, 60:67-86.

Erfani, Amir. (2013). “Fertility in Tehran City and Iran: Rates, trends and differentials,” Population Studies, 1(1): 87-107 [in Persian].

Erfani, Amir. (2013). “Levels, trends, and determinants of unintended pregnancy in Iran: The role of contraceptive failures,” Studies in Family Planning, 44(3): 299-317.

Erfani, Amir and and İlknur Yuksel-Kaptanoglu. (2012). “The use of withdrawal among birth limiters in Iran and Turkey,” Studies in Family Planning, 43(1): 21-32.

Erfani, Amir.(2012). “Factors associated with the use of withdrawal in Iran: Do fertility intentions matter?” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43(2):301-312.

Hosseini, Hatam, Amir Erfani, Soleiman Pakseresht, and Balal Bagi. 2012. “Unmet needs for reproductive health among Kurdish women in the city of Mahabad, Iran,” Women in Development & Politics, 2(10):65-86 [in Persian]

Refereed Technical Reports

Nojomi, Marzieh, Amir Erfani, Hatam Hosseini. (2016). Determinants of unwanted pregnancy, induced abortion, and inequality in birth intervals among married women in the city of Hamedan, Iran. Iran University of Medical Sciences: Tehran, Iran, 85 pages (Commissioned report in Persian). 

Erfani, Amir. (2015). Tehran Survey of Fertility, 2014: Final report. National Population Studies and Comprehensive Management Institute: Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 127 pages (Commissioned report in Persian). 

Erfani, Amir. (2013). Tehran Survey of Fertility Intentions, 2013: Final report. Population Studies and Research Center in Asia and Pacific: Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 123 pages (Commissioned report in Persian).

Courses Taught:

  • SOC2126 (formerly 3126) - Social Research Methods
  • SOC2127 (formerly 3127) - Social Statistics and Data Analysis
  • SOC3057 (formerly 2026) - Demography: Introduction to Population Studies
  • SOC3226 (formerly 4126) - Survey Research
  • SOC4127 - Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • SOC4206 - Determinants of Population Change
  • SOC4006-7 - Independent Studies
  • SOC4096-7 - Thesis
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