Arland Thornton is Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, where he is also a Research Professor at the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center. He has served as director of the Michigan Population Studies Center, as president of PAA, and currently holds a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health. For much of his career, Thornton has focused his research on family issues, including marriage, cohabitation, divorce, childbearing, intergenerational relations, and gender roles. He has received four awards for his books, a distinguished career award from the American Sociological Association, and PAA’s Irene Taeuber Award. Thornton has recently devoted considerable time and energy studying developmental idealism and its influence on demographic and related factors in many parts of the world, including Albania, Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Malawi, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, the U.S., and Vietnam.
Articles by Arland Thornton
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