George C. Alter
Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Research Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research.
Professor, Department of History.
Ph.D., History, 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.
Select Aging Publications
Alter, G. C. 2012. "Generation to generation: Life course, family, and community." Social Science History, 37(1): 1-26.
Alter, George C., Isabelle Devos, and Alison Kvetko. 2009. "Completing Life Histories with Imputed Exit Dates: A Method for Historical Data from Passive Registration Systems." Population, 64(2): 293-318.
Alter, George C., Martin Dribe, and Frans van Poppel. 2007. "Widowhood, Family Size, and Post-Reproductive Mortality: A Comparative Analysis of Three Populations in Nineteenth Century Europe." Demography, 44(4): 785-806.
Alter, George C., and Michel Oris. 2005. "Childhood Conditions, Migration, and Mortality: Migrants and Natives in Nineteenth-century Cities." Social Biology, 52(3-4): 178-191.
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