Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Balakrishnan Distinguished Lecture in Population Dynamics and Inequality

Thursday November 2, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
McKellar Room, University Community Centre
Reception to follow

Occupational and Income Mobility in the USA, 1994-2016: Demography Counters Inequality

A lecture by Dr. Michael HoutMichael Hout

Professor of Sociology at the New York University, Hout uses demographic methods to study social change in inequality, religion, and politics. He is co-principal investigator on the General Social Survey (GSS), a long-running NSF project. His current work uses the GSS to study changing occupational hierarchies and social mobility since 1972.


Established in 2016, the goal of the Balakrishnan Distinguished Lecture in Population Dynamics and Inequality, to enhance the excellence in the Department of Sociology in Population Dynamics and Inequality and to give visibility for the University in this area in the academic world. The lecture series is made possible due to the support of Professor Emeritus T.R.  Balakrishnan and Lois F. Leatham.


Past Lectures

2016 Dr. Douglas Massey, Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Princeton