Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Director, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Professor, Department of History.
Director, Population Institute for Research and Training, Indiana University.
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Alter's research interests lie in the history of the family, demography, and economic history. Recent work explores demographic responses to economic hardship in Europe and East Asia, and the effects of childhood experiences on health in old age.
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