Shawn F. Dorius Shawn F. Dorius

Ph.D., Sociology & Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2004
B.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 1998

Dr. Dorius is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. His academic interests broadly center on macro-comparative stratification and social change. Dr. Dorius research focuses on global inequality and transnational social change. In his dissertation, he developed a theoretical framework for studying inter-country and global inequality in non-pecuniary variables and reports inter-country inequality trends in health, education, fertility, and income for much of the last two centuries. In recent working papers, he measures change in national prestige from 1700-2000 and global status hierarchies from 1870-2010.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Profile at the Population Studies Center




Recent Pub

Qing Lai, Arland Thornton. The making of family values: Developmental idealism in Gansu, China Social Science Research.

Recent Pub

Allendorf. Schemas of Marital Change: From Arranged Marriages to Eloping for Love. Journal of Marriage and Family.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

Recent Pub

Thornton, Pierotti, Young-DeMarco, Watkins. Developmental Idealism and Cultural Models of the Family in Malawi. Population Research and Policy Review.

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