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Kenneth C. Land, John Franklin Crowell Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Research Professor of Social Science Research Institute and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Co-Director of the Biodemographic Research Unit within DuPRI

Kenneth C. Land

 

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Kenneth C. Land
John Franklin Crowell Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Research Professor of Social Science Research Institute and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Co-Director of the Biodemographic Research Unit within DuPRI

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Areas of Interest:

 
Mathematical Sociology,
Statistical Methods,
Demography,
Crime, Law and Deviance,
Social Indicators and Quality-of-Life Measurement
 
I received my Ph.D. in sociology and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. After a year of postdoctoral study in mathematical statistics at Columbia University in New York City, I taught there and was a member of the staff of the Russell Sage Foundation for three years. I then was successively a member of the faculties of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the University of Texas at Austin before joining the Duke Sociology Department as Chairman in 1986. I served as Chair of Sociology from January 1986 to August 1997. My main research interests are contemporary social trends and quality-of-life measurement, social problems, demography, criminology, organizations, and mathematical and statistical models and methods for the study of social and demographic processes. I have done extensive research in each of these areas and have been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (1978), the Sociological Research Association (1981), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992), the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (1997), and the American Society of Criminology (2004). I teach Contemporary Social Problems (SOCIOL 111), Advanced Methods of Demographic Analysis, and the Demography of Aging Proseminar (SOCIOL 750S). My other interests include tennis, jogging (10 kilometers), and music. 
 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

 
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  • Q Fu and KC Land, The Increasing Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity of Children and Youth in China, 1989–2009: An Age–Period–Cohort Analysis, Population Research and Policy Review, vol. 34 no. 6 (December, 2015), pp. 901-921 [doi] .
  • H Yu, S Jiang and KC Land, Multicollinearity in hierarchical linear models., Social science research, vol. 53 (September, 2015), pp. 118-136 [doi]  [abs].
  • Y Zeng, H Chen, Z Wang and KC Land, Implications of changes in households and living arrangements for future home-based care needs and costs for disabled elders in China., Journal of aging and health, vol. 27 no. 3 (April, 2015), pp. 519-550 [doi]  [abs].
  • Y Zeng, H Chen, T Ni, R Ruan, L Feng, C Nie, L Cheng, Y Li, W Tao, J Gu, KC Land, A Yashin, Q Tan, Z Yang, L Bolund, H Yang, E Hauser, DC Willcox, BJ Willcox, XL Tian and JW Vaupel, GxE interactions between FOXO genotypes and drinking tea are significantly associated with prevention of cognitive decline in advanced age in China., The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, vol. 70 no. 4 (April, 2015), pp. 426-433 [doi]  [abs].
  • YC Yang and KC Land, Review of Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: New Models, Methods, and Empirical Applications, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION, vol. 110 no. 509 (March, 2015), pp. 457-457 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
 

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