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

Articles & Chapters

Thornton, Arland, Shawn F. Dorius, Jeffrey Swindle, Linda Young-Demarco, and Mansoor Moaddel. 2017. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development, 70(94): 70-94.

Thornton, Arland, Shawn F. Dorius, and Jeffrey Swindle. 2015. "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of World Development Programs." Sociology of Development, 1(2): 277-320. PDF.

Recent Pub

Kavas & Thornton. "Developmental Idealism and Beliefs About Marriage and Fertility in Turkey," in Population Research and Policy Review.

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius, Swindle, Young-Demarco, Moaddel. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Keera. "Parents' Valuation of Approving a Child's Spouse in a Context of Marital Change." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

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

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