Kenneth C Land
  • Kenneth C Land

  • John Franklin Crowell Professor
  • Sociology
  • 347 Soc-Psych
  • Campus Box 90088
  • Phone: (919) 660-5615
  • Fax: (919) 660-5623
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Demographics
    • Crime and Juvenile Justice
  • Research Description

    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.
  • Areas of Interest

    Mathematical Sociology,
    Statistical Methods,
    Demography,
    Crime, Law and Deviance,
    Social Indicators and Quality-of-Life Measurement
  • Education

      • Postdoctoral Study, Mathematical Statistics,,
      • Columbia University, New York, New York,,
      • 1970
      • Ph.D. Sociology (major) and Mathematics (minor),
      • The University of Texas at Austin,
      • 1969
      • MA Sociology (major) and Mathematics (minor),
      • The University of Texas at Austin,
      • 1966
      • BA Sociology (major) and History (major),
      • Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas,
      • 1964
  • Recent Publications

      • Zeng Yi, Kenneth C. Land, Zhenglian Wang, and Danan Gu.
      • (Accepted, 2013).
      • Population and Household Projections at Sub-National Levels: An Extended Cohort-Component Approach.
      • Demography
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      • William P. O’Hare, Mark Mather, Genevieve Dupuis, Kenneth C. Land, Vicki L. Lamb, and Qiang Fu.
      • (Accepted, 2013).
      • Analyzing Differences in Child Well-Being Among U.S. States.
      • Child Indicators Research
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      • forthcoming.
      • Patricia L. McCall, Kenneth C. Land, Cindy Brooks Dollar, and Karen F. Parker.
      • (Accepted, 2013).
      • The Age Structure-Crime Rate Relationship: Solving a Long-Standing Puzzle.
      • Journal of Quantitative Criminology
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      • Anatoliy I. Yashin, Konstantin G. Arbeev, Igor Akushevich, Svetlana V. Ukraintseva, Eric Stallard, and Kenneth C. Land.
      • (Submitted, 2013).
      • The Quadratic Hazard Model for Analyzing Longitudinal Data on Aging, Health, and Life Span.
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      • Hui Zheng, Yang Yang, and Kenneth C. Land.
      • (Submitted, 2013).
      • Increasing Mortality Dispersion in Developed Countries: Aging, Epidemiologic Transition, or Other Mechanisms?.
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • Katherin King
      • September 2011-2012
    • Jacob Moorad
      • September 2011-present
    • Ben Kail
      • September 2010-present
    • Andy Cislo
      • October 2007 - October 2009
    • Denese Ashbaugh-Vlosky
      • 2004-2006
    • Hai Huang
      • 2005-2006
    • Alexander Kulminski
      • 2005-2006
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