ecarlson
Elwood D. Carlson
Charles B. Nam Professor in Sociology of Population
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
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850.644.8341
The Charles B. Nam Professor in Sociology of Population since coming to FSU in 2002, director of FSU's Center for Demography and Population Health from 2003 through 2007. He has returned to full-time research and teaching, including the graduate courses in methods of demographic analysis and international population dynamics. His research concentrates on generational cycles in populations, social determinants of infant and reproductive health, and working-age mortality, and involves evidence from Europe and the Middle East as well as American society.

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Research Interest

Political Demography
Reproductive Health
Europe / Central Asia
Marriage and Family
Adult Mortality

Teaching

International Population Dynamics
Techniques of Demographic Analysis
Demography of Fertility
Sociology of Religion
Population and Society
Urban Sociology
Introduction to Sociology

Education and Professional Experience

Charles B. Nam Professor in Sociology of Population, Florida State University (2002-present)
Director, Center for Demography & Population Health, Florida State University (2003-2007)
Dean, International Max Planck Research School for Demography (2000-2002)
Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina (1994-2000)
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina (1986-1994)
Fulbright-Hayes Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1987-1988)
National Fellow, Hoover Institution for War, Revolution and Peace (1986-1987)
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina (1979-1986)
Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, Bowdoin College (1976-1979)

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1978 (Sociology)
A.M., University of California at Berkeley, 1973 (Sociology)
A.B., Lewis & Clark College, 1972 (International Affairs)

Selected Papers and Publications

Carlson E, Hoffmann R. 2011. The state socialist mortality syndrome. Population Research and Policy Review 30(3): 355-379.

Gore, D.L., Carlson, E. 2010. Ethnicity, education, and the non-proportional hazard of first marriage in Turkey. Population Studies 64(2): 179-191.

Carlson E. 2009. Twentieth-century U.S. generations. Population Bulletin 64(1). Washington D.C.: Population Reference Bureau.

Carlson E, Andress J. 2009. Military service by 20th century generations of American men. Armed Forces & Society 35(2): 385-400.

Andreev E, Hoffmann R, Carlson E, Shkolnikov V, Kharkova T. 2009. Concentration of working-age male mortality among manual workers in urban Latvia and Russia, 1970-1989. European Societies 11(1): 161-185.

Carlson E. 2008. Training of demographers in global perspective. chapter 13 (pp. 403-413) in Patrick Festy & Jean-Paul Sardon (eds). Hommage á Gérard Calot. Paris: Institut National D’Études Démographiques.

2008 The Lucky Few: Between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom. Dordrecht: Springer Publishers

External Grants

Population Dynamics and International Relations in the Black Sea Region
International Research and Exchange Board (2002-2003)

Demographic Impact of Family Planning
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development R01-HD36675 (1999-2001)

Gestational Selection, Birth Weight, and Infant Survival
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development R01-HD31146 (1995-1997)