Elizabeth (Betsi) Hervey Stephen

Betsi Stephen
Elizabeth (Betsi) Hervey Stephen
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor

Elizabeth Hervey Stephen has been a member of the Georgetown University faculty since 1987 and was the Director of the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program in the Edumund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Prior to her appointment at Georgetown, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a research assistant for the Center of Population Research, University of Texas, Austin; a social science analyst for the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; a survey statistician for the U.S. Bureau of the Census; and a demographer for the Denver Regional Council of Governments. She also has taught at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is currently conducting research on the demography of South and North Korea.

Areas of Expertise: South Korea; Infertility

  • Ph.D. (1985) University of Texas at Austin, Sociology
  • M.A. (1982) Georgetown University, Demography
  • B.A. (1975) Colorado Women’s College, Urban Studies


Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey.  2012.  “Bracing for Low Fertility and a Large Elderly Population in South Korea.”  On Korea 6.

Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey. 2011.  “Policy Concerns of Low Fertility for Military Planning in South Korea.”  AsiaPacific Issues (102): 1-8.

Anjani Chandra, Elizabeth Hervey Stephen.  2010.  “Infertility service use among U.S. women: 1995 and 2002.”  Fertility and Sterility 93(3):725-736.

Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey and Anjani Chandra.  2006.  “Declining estimates of Infertility in the United States: 1982-2002.”  Fertility and Sterility 86(3): 516-523.

Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey and Anjani Chandra.  2006.  “Estimating Infertility: Not the Last Word.” Fertility and Sterility 86(3): 534.

Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey.  2005.  “Does Sequencing Matter in Analyzing Film and Text?” Reader 52:14-37.

Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey. 2000.  “Demographic Implications of Reproductive Technologies.” Population Research and Policy Review 19:301-315.

Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey and Anjani Chandra.  2000.  “Use of Infertility Services in the United States: 1995.”  Family Planning Perspectives 32(2): 132-137.