Robert Schoen

Robert Schoen

Robert Schoen, PhD, ASA, JD was the inaugural Hoffman Professor of Family Sociology and Demography at The Pennsylvania State University. He has a 1972 PhD in Demography from the University of California at Berkeley and held academic positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Johns Hopkins University, and Penn State. His research interests include mortality, fertility, aging, and ethnic stratification, but emphasize union/family formation and dissolution and formal demography. He is the author of over 100 articles/chapters and two books on mathematical demography, MODELING MULTIGROUP POPULATIONS (1988) and DYNAMIC POPULATION MODELS (2006). As a member of the California bar, he also represents clients in the area of elder law.


Pennsylvania State University

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07 December 2023 | research article

Analyzing hyperstable population models

Robert Schoen

Volume: 49 Article ID: 37
Pages: 1021–1062
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2023.49.37

16 May 2013 | research article

A dynamic birth-death model via Intrinsic Linkage

Robert Schoen

Volume: 28 Article ID: 35
Pages: 995–1020
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2013.28.35

10 June 2011 | formal relationship

Age-specific growth, reproductive values, and intrinsic r

Robert Schoen

Volume: 24 Article ID: 33
Pages: 825–830
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.24.33

18 November 2009 | formal relationship

The metastable birth trajectory

Robert Schoen

Volume: 21 Article ID: 25
Pages: 759–764
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2009.21.25

26 September 2008 | research article

A behaviorally-based approach to measuring inequality

Robert Schoen, Claudia Nau

Volume: 19 Article ID: 49
Pages: 1727–1748
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2008.19.49

05 October 2005 | research article

Changing mortality and average cohort life expectancy

Robert Schoen, Vladimir Canudas-Romo

Volume: 13 Article ID: 5
Pages: 117–142
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2005.13.5

19 August 2005 | research article

Age-specific contributions to changes in the period and cohort life expectancy

Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Robert Schoen

Volume: 13 Article ID: 3
Pages: 63–82
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2005.13.3

10 March 2005 | research article

Intrinsically dynamic population models

Robert Schoen

Volume: 12 Article ID: 3
Pages: 51–76
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2005.12.3

15 October 2003 | research article

A diminishing population whose every cohort more than replaces itself

Robert Schoen, Stefan H. Jonsson

Volume: 9 Article ID: 6
Pages: 111–118
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2003.9.6

29 August 2003 | research article

Estimating multistate transition rates from population distributions

Robert Schoen, Stefan H. Jonsson

Volume: 9 Article ID: 1
Pages: 1–24
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2003.9.1

29 January 2002 | research article

On the Impact of Spatial Momentum

Robert Schoen

Volume: 6 Article ID: 3
Pages: 49–66
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2002.6.3

14 May 2001 | research article

Toward a General Model for Populations with Changing Rates

Robert Schoen

Volume: 4 Article ID: 6
Pages: 163–184
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2001.4.6