MICHAEL ROBERT HAINES

PRESENT POSITION:

Banfi Vintners Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Colgate University

PRESENT ADDRESS:

Department of Economics
217 Persson Hall
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, New York 13346

Telephone: (315) 228-7536
Dept: (315) 228-7533
Fax: (315) 228-7033
E-mail: MHAINES@MAIL.COLGATE.EDU


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:

11/19/44
Chicago, Illinois, USA

CITIZENSHIP:

USA


UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE:

B.A., Amherst College, Economics
Magna cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa. June, 1967

GRADUATE STUDIES:

University of Pennsylvania, 1967 to 1971

 

M.A., University of Pennsylvania,
Economic History, May 1968

 

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania,
Economic History, August 1971

 

Major Subjects Offered at Ph.D. Qualifying Examination:

Economic History, General Economic Theory, Demography,
Economic Development
 

Fellowships:

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Foreign Area Fellowship
 

Guest Researcher at the Institut fur Weltwirtschaft an der Universitat Kiel

(23 Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany), 1971-1972

FIELDS OF CONCENTRATION:

Economic History, Demography, Economic Development

DISSERTATION:

Economic-Demographic Interrelations in Developing Agricultural Regions: A Case Study of Prussian Upper Silesia, 1840-1914. (University of Pennsylvania, 1971). (Adviser: Professor Richard A. Easterlin).


EXPERIENCE:

Teaching Fellow, History Department, University of Pennsylvania (History 100, Section in Economic History), 1969-1970.

 

Instructor, Evening Division, St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, PA (Principles of Economics), Fall 1970.

 

Assistant Professor of Economics, Cornell University, Department of Economics (graduate and undergraduate level Economic Demography, European Economic History, Macroeconomics), Fall 1972 to Spring 1979.

 

Program Associate, International Population Program, Cornell University, Fall 1972 to Summer 1982.

 

Research Associate, Philadelphia Social History Project, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 1977 to Summer 1983.

 

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania (American Economic History), January to May 1979.

 

Research Associate Professor, School of Public and Urban Policy, University of Pennsylvania, July 1979 to June 1980.

 

Visiting Associate Professor and Fellow in International Studies, Center for International Studies, Cornell University, Summer 1980 to Summer 1982.

 

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Wayne State University, August 1980 to August 1986.

 

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Wayne State University (American Economic History, American Labor History, Economic Development, History of Economic Thought, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics), August 1986 to August 1990.

 

Banfi Vintners Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Colgate University (American Economic History, History of Economic Thought, Economic Development, Population and Development Microeconomics), August 1990 to present.

 

Research Associate, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Summer 1981.

 

Consultant, The World Bank, 1983.

 

Consultant & Reviewer, National Institutes of Health, 1981-1985, 1990-1997.

 

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1987 to the present.

 

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, 1/90 to present.


COURSES TAUGHT:

Introductory microeconomic theory; intermediate microeconomic theory; introductory macroeconomic theory; intermediate macroeconomic theory; European economic history; American economic history; American labor history; history of economic thought; economic development; economic demography; population, the environment, resources, and development;

 

ADMINISTRATION:

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Director of Graduate Studies (1983-84, 1985-86,1987-1990).
Department Personnel Committee (1980-83, 1989-1990).
Department Salary Committee (1984-86, 1988-1990).
Department Graduate Committee (1983-1990).
Department Awards and Admissions Committee (1983-86, 1987-1990).
University Promotion & Tenure Committee (1988-89).
College Salary Committee (1989).
University Library Committee (1986-1990).

 

COLGATE UNIVERSITY
University Committee on Promotion & Tenure, 1993-1996.
Chair, University Committee on Promotion & Tenure, 1994-96.
Chair, Search Committee, Department of Economics, 1992-93.
Bookstore Advisory Committee, 1991 to present.
Seminar Coordinator, Department of Economics, 1993-1994.
Computer Committee, Department of Economics, 1992-present.


PUBLICATIONS:

(i) Books:

  1. Economic-Demographic Interrelations in Developing Agricultural Regions: A Case Study of Prussian Upper Silesia, 1840-1914. (New York: Arno Press, 1978).

  2. Fertility and Occupation: Population Patterns in Industrialization. (New York: Academic Press,1979).

  3. Fatal Years: Child Mortality in the Late Nineteenth-Century America. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991). (Samuel H. Preston & Michael R. Haines).

(ii) Articles Chapters, & Notes:

  1. "Economic-Demographic Interrelations in Developing Agricultural Regions: A Case Study of Prussian Upper Silesia, 1840-1914," The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 33, No. 1 (March 1973).

  2. "Fertility and Occupation: Coal Mining Populations in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries in Europe and America," Cornell University Western Societies Program Occasional Paper No. 3 (July, 1975).

  3. "Population and Economic Change in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe: Prussian Upper Silesia, 1840-1913," The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 36, No. 2 (June, 1976), pp. 334-358.

  4. "Fertility, Nuptiality, and Occupation: A Study of Coal Mining Populations and Regions in England and Wales in the Mid-Nineteenth Century," The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. VIII, No. 2 (Autumn, 1977), pp. 245-280. Reprinted in Theodore K. Rabb and Robert I. Rotberg, eds., Industrialization and Urbanization: Essays in Interdisciplinary History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981).

  5. "Fertility, Marriage and Occupation in the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region, 1850-1880," The Journal of Family History, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring, 1977), pp. 28-55.

  6. "Mortality in Nineteenth-Century America: Estimates from New York and Pennsylvania Census Data, 1865 and 1900," Demography, Vol. 14, No. 3 (August, 1977), pp. 311-331.

  7. "Age Specific and Differential Fertility in Durham and Easington Registration Districts, England, 1851 and 1861," Social Science History, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall, 1977), pp. 23-52.

  8. "Recent Research in Historical Demography: A Review of the European Fertility Project with Some Comparisons from Japan," Historical Methods, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Fall 1978), pp. 162-173.

  9. "Fertility Decline in Industrial America: An Analysis of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region, 1850-1900, Using Own-Children Methods," Population Studies, Vol. 32, No. 2 (July 1978), pp. 327-354.

  10. "Industrial Work and the Family Life Cycle, 1889-1890," Research in Economic History, Vol. 4 (1979), pp. 289-356.

  11. "The Use of Model Life Tables to Estimate Mortality for the United States in the Late-Nineteenth Century," Demography, Vol 16, No. 2 (May 1979), pp. 289-312.

  12. "The American Life Table of 1830-1860: An Evaluation," The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. XI, No. 1 (Summer 1980), pp. 73-95. (Michael R. Haines & Roger C.Avery).

  13. "Poverty, Economic Stress, and the Family in a Late-Nineteenth Century American City: Whites in Philadelphia, 1880", in Theodore Hershberg, ed., Philadelphia: Work, Space, Family and Group Experience in the Nineteenth Century: Essays Toward an Interdisciplinary History of the City (New York: Oxford University Press, 1981), pp. 240-276.

  14. "Fertility and Marriage in a Nineteenth-Century Industrial City: Philadelphia, 1850-1880", The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 40, No. 1 (March 1980), pp. 151-158. Reprinted in Nancy Cott, ed., History of Women in America (forthcoming).

  15. "The Unity of Diversity: A Report on the the 1979 Meetings of the Economic History Association," The Journal of European Economic History, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Spring 1981), pp. 223-227.

  16. "Effects of Industrialization and Urbanization on Mortality in Developed Countries," International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, International Population Conference, Manila, 1981, "Proceedings," Vol. 2 (Liege: IUSSP, 1981), pp. 233-254. (Samuel H. Preston, Michael R. Haines, & Elsie Pamuk).

  17. "Differential Infant and Child Mortality in Costa Rica: 1968-1973," Population Studies, Vol. 36, No. 1 (March 1982), pp. 31-43. (Michael R. Haines & Roger C. Avery).

  18. "Agriculture and Development in Prussian Upper Silesia, 1846-1913," The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 42, No. 2 (June 1982), pp. 355-384.

  19. "Differentials in Infant and Child Mortality and their Change over Time: Guatemala, 1959-1973," Demography, Vol. 20, No. 4 (November 1983), pp. 607-621. (Michael R. Haines, Roger C. Avery, and Michael A. Strong).

  20. "New Estimates of Child Mortality in the United States at the Turn of the Century," Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 79, No. 386 (June 1984), pp. 272-281. (Samuel H. Preston and Michael R. Haines).

  21. "The Life Cycle, Savings, and Demographic Adaptation: Some Historical Evidence for the United States and Europe," in Alice S. Rossi, ed., Gender and Life Course. (New York: Aldine, 1985), pp. 43-63.

  22. "Inequality and Childhood Mortality: A Comparison of England and Wales, 1911, and the United States, 1900," The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 45, No.4 (December, 1985), pp. 885-912.

  23. "Economic History and Historical Demography: Past, Present, and Future," in Alexander J. Field, ed., The Future of Economic History (Hingham, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1986), pp. 185-253.

  24. Comments on "Rudimentary Contraceptive Methods and the American Transition to Marital Fertility Control, 1855- 1915" by Paul David and Warren Sanderson, in Stanley Engerman and Robert Gallman, eds., Long Term Trends in American Economic Growth (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986), pp. 379-383.

  25. Comments on "New Results on the Decline in Household Fertility in the United States from 1750 to 1900" by Jenny Bourne Wahl, in Stanley Engerman and Robert Gallman, eds., Long Term Trends in American Economic Growth (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986), pp. 426-433.

  26. "New Demographic History of the Late Nineteenth-Century United States," Explorations in Economic History, Vol. 25, No. 4 (October, 1988), pp. 341-365. (Michael R. Haines & Barbara A. Anderson).

  27. "American Fertility in Transition: New Estimates of Birth Rates in the United States, 1900-1910." Demography, Vol. 26, No. 1 (February, 1989), pp. 137-148.

  28. "Social Class Differentials during Fertility Decline: England and Wales Revisited," Population Studies, Vol. 43, No. 2 (July, 1989), pp. 305-323.

  29. "A State and Local Consumer Price Index for the United States in 1890," Historical Methods, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Summer, 1989), pp. 97-105.

  30. "Declin de la mortalite et conditions de travail," Annales de demographie historique (1989). pp. 139-156.

  31. "Western Fertility in Mid-Transition: A Comparison of Fertility and Nuptiality in the United States and Selected Nations at the Turn of the Century," Journal of Family History, Vol. 15, No. 1 (March, 1990), pp. 21-46.

  32. "Birthrate and Mortality," in Eric Foner and John Garraty, eds., The Reader's Companion to American History. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991), pp. 103-105.

  33. "Conditions of Work and the Decline of Mortality," in Roger Schofield, David Reher, and Alain Bideau, eds., The Decline of Mortality in Europe. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991). pp. 177-195.

  34. "Housing Demand in the United States in the Late Nineteenth Century: Evidence from the Commissioner of Labor Survey, 1889/90," Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 31, No. 1 (January, 1992), pp. 99-122. (Michael R. Haines & Allen C.Goodman).

  35. "A Home of One's Own: Aging and Homeownership in the United States in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries," in David Kertzer and Peter Laslett, eds., Aging in the Past: Demography, Society, and Old Age (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1995), pp. 203-226. (Michael R. Haines & Allen C. Goodman).

  36. "Disease and Health Through the Ages," in Julian Simon, ed., The State of Humanity. (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1995), pp. 51-60.

  37. "Ethnic Differences in Marital Fertility during Fertility Decline: Philadelphia, 1850-1880," International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, The Peopling of the Americas, Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1992, "Proceedings," Vol. 1 (Liege: IUSSP, 1992), pp. 479-520.

  38. "Mortality Decline," in Peter Stearns, ed., Encyclopedia of Social History. (New York: Garland Publishing, 1994).pp. 514-516.

  39. "The American Population, 1790-1920," in Stanley Engerman and Robert Gallman, eds., The Cambridge Economic History of the United States, vol. 2 (forthcoming).

  40. "Occupation and Social Class during Fertility Decline: Historical Perspectives," in John R. Gillis, Louise A. Tilly, and David Levine, eds., The European Experience of Declining Fertility: 1850-1970. (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993). pp. 193-226.

  41. "The Mortality Transition in Germany, 1869-1935," in International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, International Population Conference, Montreal, 1993, "Proceedings." Vol. 1 (Liege: IUSSP, 1993), pp. 399-417.

  42. "Socio-economic Differentials in Infant and Child Mortality during Mortality Decline: England and Wales, 1890-1911," Population Studies, Vol. 49, No. 2 (July, 1995), pp. 297-315.

  43. "Long Term Marriage Patterns in the United States from Colonial Times to the Present," The History of the Family: An International Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1996), pp. 15-39.

  44. "The Use of the Census to Estimate Childhood Mortality: Comparisons from the 1900 and 1910 United States Census Public Use Samples," Historical Methods, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring, 1997), pp. 77-97. (Michael R. Haines & Samuel H. Preston).

  45. "The Relationship between Infant and Child Mortality and Fertility: Some Historical and Contemporary Evidence for the United States," In M.R. Montgomery and B. Cohen, eds., From Death to Birth: Mortality Decline and Reproductive Change. (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998). pp. 227-253.

  46. "Malthus and North America: Was the United States Subject to Economic-Demographic Crises?" in Tommy Bengtsson and Osamu Saito, eds., Population and Economy: From Hunger to Modern Population Growth (NY: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

  47. "Health, Height, Nutrition, and Mortality: Evidence on the ‘Antebellum Puzzle’ from Union Army Recruits for New York State And the United States." In John Komlos and Joerg Baten, eds., The Biological Standard of Living in Comparative Perspective. (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998). pp. 155-180.

  48. "Estimated Life Tables for the United States, 1850-1910," Historical Methods, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Fall, 1998), pp. 149-169.

PAPERS:

  1. "Fertility and Occupation: Coal Mining Populations in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: Europe and America." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, New York, NY, April 17-19, 1974.

  2. "Recent Research in Economic History and Historical Demography Using Archival Sources." Paper presented at the Lake Ontario Archival Conference, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo, NY, May 16-17, 1975.

  3. "Industrial Work and the Family Life Cycle, 1889-1890." Paper presented at the annual Cliometrics Meetings, Madison, WI, April, 1976.

  4. "Mortality Estimates from Nineteenth-Century New York and Pennsylvania: An Analysis Using Brass Techniques." Paper presented at the meetings of the Social Science History Association, Philadelphia, PA, October 29-31, 1976.

  5. "Age Specific and Differential Fertility in Durham and Easington Registration Districts, England, 1851 and 1861." Paper presented at the meetings of the Social Science History Association, Philadelphia, PA, October 29-31, 1976.

  6. "Fertility Decline in Industrial America: An Analysis of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region, 1850-1900, Using Own-Children Methods." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, St. Louis, MO, April 21-23, 1977.

  7. "Patterns of Differential Mortality During Infancy and Early Childhood with Examples from Costa Rica." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Atlanta, GA, April 13-15, 1978.

  8. "Fertility and Marriage in a Nineteenth-Century Industrial City: Philadelphia, 1850-1880." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Philadelphia, PA, April 26-28, 1979. Also presented at the Annual Meetings of the Economic History Association, Wilmington, DE, September 13-15, 1979.

  9. "The Use of Interactive Computing for the Editing of Historical Data." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Economic History Association, Wilmington, DE, September 13-15, 1979.

  10. "Recent Research in Nineteenth-Century Mortality in the United States." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Economic History Association, Boston, MA, September 11-13, 1980.

  11. "Differentials in Infant and Child Mortality and their Change over Time: Guatemala, 1959-1973." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, March 26-28, 1981.

  12. "Child Mortality in the United States in 1900: Estimation of Levels by Indirect Methods." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Social Science History Association, Nashville, TN, October 23-25, 1981. (With Samuel H. Preston).

  13. "Effects of Industrialization and Urbanization on Mortality in Developed Countries." Paper presented at the General Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Manila, Philippines, December 10-16, 1981. (With Samuel H. Preston and Elsie Pamuk).

  14. "Differential Child Mortality by Occupation and Social Class of Parents: Evidence from the United States, 1900, and England and Wales, 1911." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population of America, Pittsburgh, PA, April 13-16, 1983.

  15. "Household Saving, Income and Demographic Adaptation: Historical Evidence for the United States and Europe." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Detroit, MI, August 31-September 4, 1983.

  16. "Ethnic Differentials in Marital Fertility during Fertility Decline: Philadelphia, 1850-1880." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2-5, 1984. Also presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 13-16, 1984.

  17. "Schooling and the Demand for Children: Some Historical and Contemporary Evidence." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2-5, 1984. (With Jee-Peng Tan).

  18. "Late Nineteenth-Century Demography in the United States." Paper prepared for the 1986 Conference of the Soviet-American Bilateral Committee on Quantitative History, New Orleans, LA, December 17-19, 1986. (With Barbara A. Anderson).

  19. "Consumer Behavior and Immigrant Assimilation: A Comparison of the United States, Britain and Germany, 1889/90." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Association, Chicago, IL, December 28-30, 1987 and at the Summer Institute of the Development of the American Economy Project of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, July 11-15, 1988.

  20. "Western Fertility in Mid-Transition: A Comparison of Fertility and Nuptiality in the United States and Selected Nations at the Turn of the Century." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, LA, April 21-23, 1988.

  21. "Social Class Differentials during Fertility Decline: England and Wales Revisited." Paper presented at the Working Group on European Fertility Decline, Toronto, Ontario, May 21-22, 1988.

  22. "Conditions of Work and the Decline of Mortality." Paper presented at the Seminar on Medicine and the Decline of Mortality, sponsored by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, June 22-25, 1988, Lac d'Annecy, France.

  23. "Buying the American Dream: Housing Demand in the United States in the Late Nineteenth Century." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, November 3-6, 1988 and at the Summer Institute of the Development of the American Economy Project of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, July 17-21, 1989. (With Allen C. Goodman).

  24. "Fertility and Marriage On and Off the Farm: New York State in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America, Baltimore, MD, March 29-April 1, 1989. (With Avery M. Guest).

  25. "Regional Differences in the Age Pattern of Mortality during the Mortality Transition: Germany, 1910." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America, Baltimore, MD, March 29-April 1, 1989. (With Hallie Kintner).

  26. "Occupation and Social Class during Fertility Decline." Paper presented at the conference "Starting to Stop: Politics, Class, and Gender in the European Fertility Decline." Pembroke College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, July 2-5, 1989.

  27. "Socioeconomic Differentials during Mortality Decline: England & Wales, 1895-1911." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Washington, DC, November 17-19, 1989.

  28. "A Home of One's Own: Aging and Homeownership in the United States in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries." Paper presented at the Breckenridge Conference on the Historical Demography of Aging, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, May 29-June 1, 1990.

  29. "Homeownership and Housing Demand in Late 19th Century America: Evidence from State Labor Reports." Paper presented at the Historical Labor Statistics Conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, June 21-23, 1991. Also presented at the NBER/DAE Summer Institute, July 22-25, 1991, Cambridge, MA and the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 1-3, 1991. (With Allen C. Goodman.)

  30. "The Use of Historical Census Data for Mortality and Fertility Research." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Statistical Association, August 19-22, 1991, Atlanta, GA.

  31. "Sources and Data for the Microeconomic Study of Savings Behavior." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Economic History Association, September 27-29, 1991, Boulder, CO.

  32. "Regional Differences in the Structure of Mortality: Germany, 1898-1912." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 1-3, 1991.

  33. "Ethnic Differences in Marital Fertility during Fertility Decline: Philadelphia, 1850-1880." Paper presented at the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Conference on the Peopling of the Americas, Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1992, May 18-23, 1992.

  34. "Regional Differences in the Age Patterns of Infant and Child Mortality during the Mortality Transition: Germany, 1869-1935." Paper presented at the "Conference on Infant and Child Mortality in the Past", International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Centre Jacques Cartier, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 7-9, 1992. (With Hallie J. Kintner.)

  35. "Seasonality in Infant Mortality in the United States." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL, November 5-8, 1992. Also presented at the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, February 15, 1993; and the Population and Development Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, February 26, 1993.

  36. "Regional Development and the Mortality Transition in Germany, 1870-1930." Paper presented at the Population and Development Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, February 26, 1993. Also presented at the Columbia University Economic History Seminar, New York, NY, April 1, 1993, and at the University of Umea, Sweden, May 17, 1993.

  37. "The Mortality Decline in Massachusetts, 1850-1940." Paper presented at the NBER/DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge, MA, July 12-14, 1993.

  38. "Gender Differences in Mortality in Imperial and Weimar Germany, 1869-1927." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, November 4-7, 1993.

  39. "Childhood Mortality in the United States in the Early Twentieth Century: Results from the 1910 Census." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Atlanta, GA, October 13-16, 1994.

  40. "The Use of the Census to Estimate Childhood Mortality: Comparisons from the 1900 and 1910 United States Census Public Use Samples." Paper presented at the All-University of California Group in Economic History Conference "Microeconomic History and the Public Use Samples of the United States Censuses", Riverside, CA, March 17-19, 1995.

  41. "Fertility and Marriage in New York State in the Era of the Civil War." Paper presented at the Summer Workshop of the Development of the American Economy Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, July 10-13, 1995.

  42. "The Relationship between Infant and Child Mortality and Fertility: Some Historical and Contemporary Evidence for the United States." Paper presented at the Workshop in the Link between Infant and Child Mortality and Fertility, Committee on Population, National Research Council, Washington, DC, November 6-7, 1995. Also presented at the Summer Workshop of the Development of the American Economy Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, July, 1996.

  43. "Long Term Marriage Patterns in the United States from Colonial Times to the Present." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL, November 16-19, 1995.

  44. "Hispanic Child Mortality in the United States, ca. 1890-1910." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, New Orleans, LA, October 10-13, 1996. (With Myron P. Gutmann, K. Stephen Blanchard, and W. Parker Frisbie.)

  45. "Malthus and North America: Was the United States Subject to Economic-Demographic Crises" Paper prepared for the preconference "Population and Economy: From Hunger to Modern Economic Growth," Osaka, Japan, January 7-10, 1997.

  46. "Health, Height, Nutrition, and Mortality: Evidence on the ‘Antebellum Puzzle’ from Union Army Recruits from New York and the United States." Paper presented at the conference "The Biological Standard of Living and Economic Development: Nutrition, Health, and Well-Being in Historical Perspective," Munich, Germany, January 18-21, 1997.

  47. "The Short and the Dead: Agricultural Surpluses, Mortality, and Stature in the Antebellum United States." Paper presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Summer Institute for the Development of the American Economy Program, July, 1997. (With Lee A. Craig and Thomas Weiss.)

  48. "The Biology of Poverty: Evidence from the Monroe County Poorhouse Skeletal Collection." Paper presented at the annual meetings of Economic History Association, New Brunswick, NJ, September, 1997. (With Roseanne L. Higgins, Lorena Walsh, and Joyce E. Siriani.)

  49. "The Mortality Transition in Germany, 1860-1935: Evidence by Region." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Washington, DC, October, 1997. (With Hallie J. Kintner.)

  50. "Childhood Mortality and Nutritional Status as Indicators of Standard of Living: Evidence from World War I Recruits in the United States." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Washington, DC, October, 1997.

  51. "Hispanic Fertility in the United States: The View in 1910." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America, Chicago, IL, April, 1998. (With Myron Gutmann and W. Parker Frisbie.)


GRANTS:

Cornell University, Committee on European Studies. $500 for the study of fertility in industrial areas of nineteenth century Germany. (Fall, 1972).

 

Cornell University, Center for International Studies. $2000 for a comparative and international study of occupational fertility differentials in Europe and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (1973). Cornell University, Western Societies Program. $1200 for a continuation of the study of historical, comparative occupational fertility differentials in Europe. (April-November, 1974).

 

Cornell University, Research Grants Committee. $600 for completion of research and publication of 1974 PAA paper on fertility and occupation. (Summer, 1974).

 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. $26,000 for "Occupation and the Economic Determinants of Fertility". (June, 1974 - May, 1976). Renewal granted for $21,500. (July, 1976 - November, 1977).

 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. $133,246 for "Differential Fertility and Mortality in Central America". (August, 1978 - June, 1982). (With Roger C. Avery, Dept. of Sociology, Cornell University).

 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. $87,942 for a "Differential Child Mortality in the United States in 1900". (September, 1980 - August, 1982). (With Samuel H. Preston, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania).

 

Wayne State University. Research assistant for the academic year 1987/88 for a project on the mortality decline in Germany, 1871-1939. Renewed for 1988/89.

 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. $224,765 (direct costs) for "A Study of Mortality Decline". (September, 1989 - August, 1993).

 

National Institute of Aging. Approved amount $204,144 for the period 1/1/92-11/30/97. Subcontract from the National Bureau of Economic Research to Colgate University for $74,457 for the period 1/1/94 to 11/30/98 for "Secular Trends in Labor Force Activity at Older Ages." Part of a Program Project entitled "Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease, and Death" with Robert W. Fogel of the University of Chicago as the Program Director.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Discussant at Meeting on the Socioeconomic Determinants and Consequences of Mortality, sponsored by the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Mexico City, Mexico, June 19-25, 1979.

 

One of the Editors in Chief, chapter editor, revision of Historical Statistics of the United States, (Millennial Edition), 1995-present.

 

Treasurer, Social Science History Association, 1985-1997.

 

Vice-President and President-elect, Social Science History Association, 1997-1999.

 

Participant in the annual Cliometrics Meetings: 4/76, 5/80, 5/90. 5/96. Participant in the First World Congress of Cliometrics (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 5/85); Second World Congress of Cliometrics (Santander, Spain, 6/89); Third World Congress of Cliometrics (Munich, Germany, 7/97).

 

Participant in the Census Fertility Estimation Working Group, East-West Population Institute, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 30 - August 10, 1979.

 

Discussant at the National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on Long Term Trends in the American Economy. Williamsburg, VA, March 22-24, 1984.

 

Discussant at European Fertility Project Conference. Princeton, NJ, July 23-27, 1979.

 

Program Committee, Social Science History Association, 1980-1981.

 

Member, Social Science and Population Study Section, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, July, 1981 - June, 1984. Special study sections, 1990, 1993, 1995. Site visits, 1991, 1996, 1997.

 

Member, Executive Committee, Social Science History Association, 1983 - 1985.

 

Member, Board of Editors, Historical Methods, 1986-88.

 

Member, Board of Editors, The Journal of Economic History, 1987 - 1991.

 

Member, Board of Editors, Explorations in Economic History, 1988 - 1994.

 

Program Committee, Economic History Association, 1987-88.

 

Local Arrangements Committee, Economic History Association, 1987-88.

 

Program Committee, Population Association of America, 1987-88.

 

Committee on Research in Economic History, Economic History Association, 1989 - 1993.

 

Discussant, Workshop on the 1910 U.S. Census Public Use Sample, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, February 8-10, 1990.

 

Speaker at the "Roundtable on Approaches to Consumer Cultures" at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers University, September 10, 1991.

 

Research Associate, Program on the Development of the American Economy, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1987 - present.

 

Co-Organizer of Summer Institute, Program on the Development of the American Economy, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1990-1992.

 

Committee on Research Archives and Data Bases, Economic History Association, 1990 - present.

 

Discussant at the Round Table, "Urban Demography during Industrialization," 18th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Montreal, Quebec, August 30, 1995.

 

Network coordinator, Family/Demography Network, Social Science History Association, 1994-95.


WORK IN PROGRESS:

"Mortality in the United States, 1800-1990."

 

"Fertility and Marriage in Philadelphia, 1850-1900."

 

"Consumer and Housing Demand in the United States and Europe, ca. 1870-1950."

 

"Mortality Decline in Germany, 1871-1939."

 

"Demographic and Economic Change in New York State in the Nineteenth Century."

 

"Fertility Decline in Europe and the United States."

 

"Revision of Historical Statistics of the United States."