Tom E. Fricke

Tom E. Fricke

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Professor, Anthropology.
Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Professor, Anthropology.
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Fricke studies social and cultural transformations in family and work. He conducts research that is both classically ethnographic and also collaborative and mixed method in settings that include Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, and the United States. He is founding director of the Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life (CEEL), through which he has studied rural parents and urban children in the northern Great Plains.

Select Aging Publications

Fricke, T. E. 2000. "Cultural Dilemmas in Changing Work and Family Life in the United States." In Balancing Acts: Easing the Burdens and Improving the Options for Working Families edited by Eileen Appelbaum. Pp. 37-47. Washington DC : Economic Policy Institute.

Yang, L.S., Arland Thornton, and Tom E. Fricke. 2000. "Religion and Family Formation in Transitional Taiwan: The Decline of Ancestral Authority." In Family, Religion and Social Change in Diverse Societies edited by S.K. Houseknecht and J.G. Pankhurst. Pp. 121-146. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.