Duane Alwin

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McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography, Director, Center on Population Health and Aging
Pennsylvania State University
My research focuses on two areas: (1) the integration of demographic, sociological and developmental perspectives onthe study of human lives, and (2) the social psychological study of human behavior. My work is guided primarily by the life course perspective on human attitudes and behavior that emphasizes the intersection of historical and biographical time. My current research includes (among other things) work on the following topics: race and racism, cognitive processes and older age, socioeconomic inequality and health, parental child-rearing practices and children’s use of time, survey research methods and the assessment of survey data quality.

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