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Sustainable Society:  A society that balances the environment, other life forms, and human interactions over an indefinite time period.







Author:  Virginia Abernethy

Ph.D., Harvard University, M.B.A., Vanderbilt, and B.A. from  Wellesley College.

Dr. Abernethy is a professor of psychiatry and anthropology at Vanderbilt Medical School. Her interdisciplinary  post-graduate training in anthropology expanded into studies of human population and the interface of culture, population, and the environment. For 12 years, she was  the editor of the ecology and social science journal, Population and Environment.

Abernethy is an expert regarding the "Demographic Transition" theory, the idea that fertility rates are automatically reduced with economic or social improvements. Dr. Abernethy is a member of the Board of Directors for Carrying Capacity Network.

Contact: Vanderbilt University Medical School, 209 Oxford House,  Nashville, TN 37232-4245.

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