Samuel H. Preston

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Samuel Hulse Preston (born December 2, 1943) is an American demographer and sociologist.

He is one of the leading demographers in the United States. He received his Ph.D in economics from Princeton University in 1968. Preston is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He is the former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn as well as a current member of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Preston curve is named after him.[citation needed] Preston's major research interest is in the health of populations. He has written primarily about mortality trends and patterns in large aggregates, including twentieth century mortality transitions and black/white differentials in the United States.

Publications[edit]

  • Preston, Samuel H., & Michael Haines. (1991), Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth Century America., Princeton: Princeton University Press 
  • Gribble, James N., & Preston, Samuel H. (editors) (1993), The Epidemiological transition: policy and planning implications for developing countries, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, ISBN 9780585273143, retrieved 3 June 2010 
  • Preston, Samuel H, Patrick Heuveline, and Michel Guillot. (1991), Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes., New York: Blackwell 

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