Ida H. Simpson
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
I received my B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Alabama and my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina in 1955. I taught at William and Mary, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Illinois, Chicago before joining the Duke Faculty in 1967. My main research interests are occupations and occupational changes, the interrelations of family and work, and the changing status of children. I have held offices in the American Sociological Association, am past President of the Southern Sociological Society, and was Editor of Contemporary Sociology. I teach in the Twentieth Century America Program. I also teach Childhood in Social Perspective (SOC 117) and The American Family (SOC 150).
Simpson, IH, Simpson, WRL, and McVeigh, R. "“Push, pull constraint, and part-time farming" (Submitted)." Rural Sociology (2002). (Academic Article)
Simpson, IH. "“Historical Patterns of Workplace Organization: From Mechanical to Electronic Control and Beyond,”." Current Sociology 47 (1999): 47-75. (Academic Article)
Wilson, J, Simpson, IH, and Landerman, R. "Status variation on family farms: effects of crop, machinery, and off-farm work." Rural Sociology 59.1 (1994): 136-153.
Simpson, IH. "“The transformation of ASA: The growing separation of the professional association from the discipline of sociology”." Sociological Forum 9 (1994): 259-278. (Academic Article)
SIMPSON, IH, WILSON, J, and JACKSON, RA. "THE CONTRASTING EFFECTS OF SOCIAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, AND ECONOMIC VARIABLES ON FARM PRODUCTION." WORK AND OCCUPATIONS 19.3 (August 1992): 237-254. Full Text
SIMPSON, IH. "THE SOCIOLOGY OF WORK - WHERE HAVE THE WORKERS GONE." SOCIAL FORCES 67.3 (March 1989): 563-581. Full Text
Simpson, IH. "“Biography,”(Part of the Roll of Honor Tribute to Kurt W. Back)." The Southern Sociologist 20 (1989). (Academic Article)
SIMPSON, IH, STARK, D, and JACKSON, RA. "CLASS IDENTIFICATION PROCESSES OF MARRIED, WORKING MEN AND WOMEN." AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 53.2 (April 1988): 284-293. Full Text
WILSON, J, SIMPSON, IH, and JACKSON, DK. "CHURCH ACTIVISM AMONG FARM COUPLES - MEASURING THE IMPACT OF THE CONJUGAL UNIT." JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 49.4 (November 1987): 875-882. Full Text
SIMPSON, IH, SIMPSON, RL, EVERS, M, and POSS, SS. "OCCUPATIONAL RECRUITMENT, RETENTION, AND LABOR-FORCE COHORT REPRESENTATION." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY 87.6 (1982): 1287-1313. Full Text