Kenneth C. Land

John Franklin Crowell Professor Emeritus of Sociology

External Address: 
347 Soc-psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
Phone: 
(919) 660-5615

Overview

I received my Ph.D. in sociology and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. After a year of postdoctoral study in mathematical statistics at Columbia University in New York City, I taught there and was a member of the staff of the Russell Sage Foundation for three years. I then was successively a member of the faculties of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the University of Texas at Austin before joining the Duke Sociology Department as Chairman in 1986. I served as Chair of Sociology from January 1986 to August 1997. My main research interests are contemporary social trends and quality-of-life measurement, social problems, demography, criminology, organizations, and mathematical and statistical models and methods for the study of social and demographic processes. I have done extensive research in each of these areas and have been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (1978), the Sociological Research Association (1981), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992), the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (1997), and the American Society of Criminology (2004). I teach Contemporary Social Problems (SOCIOL 111), Advanced Methods of Demographic Analysis, and the Demography of Aging Proseminar (SOCIOL 750S). My other interests include tennis, jogging (10 kilometers), and music.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 1969

An Innovative Model to Predict Readmissions in Adults with Cardiovascular Disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2013 to 2018

Integrating Population and Basic Science in Cancer Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Advisor). 2009 to 2015

Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1999 to 2015

New Methods of Studying Aging, Health and Longevity: Combining Longitudinal Data awarded by National Institutes of Health (Senior Investigator). 2009 to 2011

Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007

Academic Career Leadership Award awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2005

(96-0885) Social and Medical Demography of Aging awarded by National Institute on Aging (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2002

The Influence of Neighborhood, Peer, and Family Context: Trajectories of Offending Over the Life-Course awarded by National Institute Of Justice (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2000

(97-0874) Collaborative Research on Semi-parametric Mixed Poisson Regression Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1999

(95-0466) Collaborative Research on Semi-parametric Mixed Poisson Regression Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1997

Pages

Yashin, AI, Stallard, E, and Land, KC. Biodemography of Aging Determinants of Healthy Life Span and Longevity. Springer, August 22, 2016.

Zeng, Y, Land, KC, Gu, D, and Wang, Z. Household and Living Arrangement Projections The Extended Cohort-Component Method and Applications to the U.S. and China. Springer Science & Business Media, December 16, 2013.

Yang, Y, and Land, KC. Age-Period-Cohort Analysis New Models, Methods, and Empirical Applications. CRC Press, February 25, 2013.

Land, KC. The Well-Being of America's Children. Springer, June 20, 2012. (Edited Book)

Land, KC, Michalos, AC, and Sirgy, MJ. Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality-of-Life Research. New York: Springer, 2012.

Wilcox, P, Land, KC, and Hunt, SA. Criminal Circumstance: A Dynamic Multicontextual Criminal Opportunity Theory. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, April 2003.

Land, KC, Schneider, SH, and Social, SRCUS. Forecasting in the social and natural sciences. D Reidel Pub Co, 1987.

Land, KC, and Rogers, A. Multidimensional Mathematical Demography. NewYork: Academic Press, Studies in Population Series, 1982.

Juster, FT, and Land, KC. Social Accounting Systems: Essays on the State of the Art. New York: Academic Press, Studies in Population Series, 1981.

Land, KC, and Spilerman, S. Social Indicator Models. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1975.

Land, KC. "Population-Based Survey Experiments." Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 41.6 (November 1, 2012): 822-823. Full Text

Michalos, AC, and Land, KC. "A Biography of Abbott L. Ferriss: Pioneer in Quality of Life and Social Indicators Research." Applied Research in Quality of Life (October 20, 2012). Full Text

Land, KC. "Reviews of Web-Based Social Reports, Review 1: The United Kingdom’s Social Statistics." SINET: Social Indicators Network News (May 2011).

Land, KC. "Keys to Happiness From 100 Prominent Experts From Around the World." SINET: Social Indicators Network News (March 2011).

Land, KC. "Measuring Well-Being in the Netherlands." SINET: Social Indicators Network News 105.March (2011).

Land, KC. "Japanese Sociologists on Passive Happiness." Social Indicators Network News (2010).

Land, KC. "Happiness and Psychological Capital as Resources for Work and Life." SINET: Social Indicators Network News (2010).

Land, KC. "A Human Development Report on America in the Early 2000s." SINET: Social Indicators Network News, 104.November (2010).

Pages

Lamb, VL, and Land, KC. "Worldwide view of child wellbeing." Global Handbook of Quality of Life: Exploration of Well-Being of Nations and Continents. January 1, 2015. 445-468. Full Text

Land, KC, Lamb, VL, and Fu, Q. "Measuring Trends in Child Well-Being and Child Suffering in the United States, 1975-2013 (In preparation)." A Life Devoted to Quality of Life: Festschrift in Honor of Alex C. Michalos. Ed. M Filomena. New York: Springer, 2015.

Michalos, A, Phillips, R, and Land, KC. "Well-Being in Canada and the United States (In preparation)." The History of Well-Being from Ancient to Modern Times. Ed. RJ Estes and MJ Sirgy. New York: Springer, 2015.

Land, KC. "Quality-of-Life/Social Indicators Research." Cambridge Handbook of Sociology. Ed. K Korgen. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Land, KC. "Quality-of-Life/Social Indicators Research." Cambridge Handbook of Sociology. Ed. K Korgen. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. (Essay)

Wilcox, P, and Land, KC. "Social Disorganization and Multilevel Criminal Opportunity." Challenging Criminological Theory: The Legacy of Ruth Kornhauser-Advances in Criminological Theory. Ed. FT Cullen, P Wilcox, RJ Sampson, and B Dooley. New Brunswick, NJ: Transactions Publishers, 2015. 237-257.

Land, KC. "The Human Development Index." Global Handbook of Well-Being and Quality of Life. Ed. W Glatzer. New York: Springer, 2015. 133-158.

Land, KC, and Hernes, G. "Social Change: Models." International Encyclopedia of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Ed. JD Wright. London: Elsevier, 2015. 192-198.

Land, KC. "Forecasting." International Encyclopedia of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Ed. JD Wright. London: Elsevier, 2015.

Land, KC, Lamb, VL, and Fu, Q. "Child Well-Being and Child Suffering." World Suffering and Quality of Life. Ed. RE Anderson. New York: Springer, 2015. 173-186.

Pages

Yu, H, Jiang, S, and Land, KC. "Multicollinearity in hierarchical linear models." Social science research 53 (September 2015): 118-136. Full Text

Zeng, Y, Chen, H, Ni, T, Ruan, R, Feng, L, Nie, C, Cheng, L, Li, Y, Tao, W, Gu, J, Land, KC, Yashin, A, Tan, Q, Yang, Z, Bolund, L, Yang, H, Hauser, E, Willcox, DC, Willcox, BJ, Tian, X-L, and Vaupel, JW. "GxE interactions between FOXO genotypes and drinking tea are significantly associated with prevention of cognitive decline in advanced age in China." The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 70.4 (April 2015): 426-433. Full Text

Zeng, Y, Chen, H, Wang, Z, and Land, KC. "Implications of changes in households and living arrangements for future home-based care needs and costs for disabled elders in China." Journal of aging and health 27.3 (April 2015): 519-550. Full Text

Reither, EN, Masters, RK, Yang, YC, Powers, DA, Zheng, H, and Land, KC. "Should age-period-cohort studies return to the methodologies of the 1970s?." Social Science and Medicine 128 (March 1, 2015): 356-365. Full Text

Reither, EN, Masters, RK, Yang, YC, Powers, DA, Zheng, H, and Land, KC. "Should age-period-cohort studies return to the methodologies of the 1970s?." Social science & medicine (1982) 128 (March 2015): 356-365. Full Text

Yang, YC, and Land, KC. "Review of Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: New Models, Methods, and Empirical Applications." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION 110.509 (March 2015): 457-457. Full Text

Yang, YC, and Land, KC. "Reply." Journal of the American Statistical Association 110.509 (January 2, 2015): 457-457. Full Text

Fu, Q, and Land, KC. "The Rising Overweight Epidemic in China: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis, 1989-2009 (In preparation)." Population, Space and Place, forthcoming (2015).

Pages

Manton, KG, Land, KC, and Stallard, E. "Human aging and mortality." 2007. Full Text

Land, KC. "Evaluation of the North Carolina Court Counselors' Intensive Protective Supervision Project." Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, 1992.

Land, KC. "Measurement Issues in Social Statistics." Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, 1989.

Land, KC. "Methods for National Population Forecasts: A Critical Review." Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1985.

McMillen, MM, and Land, KC. "Methodological Considerations in the Demographic Approach to Social Accounting." Washington, DC: American Statistical Association, 1980.

Land, KC. "Notes on Social Indicators and Public Policy: Future Perpsectives." Quebec: Ecole National d'Administration Publique, 1980.

Land, KC. "Two Preliminary Models for the Analysis of Changes in a Social Indicator of Job Satisfaction." Washington, DC: American Statistical Association, 1975.

Land, KC. "Some Problems of Statistical Inference in Dynamic Sociological Models." Washington, DC: American Statistical Association, 1971.

Land, KC, Lamb, VL, and Fu, Q. "Child Well-Being and Child Suffering: Cross-National Relationships to Human Development." SINET: Social Indicators Network News February (2015): 1-6.

Land, KC, Lamb, VL, and Fu, Q. "Violent Bullying Victimization in Middle and High School Contexts in the United States: A Social Report." SINET: Social Indicators Network News May - August (2012): 1-11.

O'Hare, WP, Mather, M, Dupuis, G, Land, KC, Lamb, VL, and Gu, Q. "Differences in Child Well-Being Among U.S. States." SINET: Social Indicators Network News November (2012): 6-10.

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