Dorothy Swaine Thomas
Life and career
Between 1924 and 1948, Thomas held research and teaching positions at various institutions in the United States and Europe, including at the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia Teachers College, the Federal Reserve Bank in New York and the Institute of Social Science at the University of Stockholm.
From 1948 she worked at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, first as the first professor of the Institute in sociological research, later as a co-director or director of various institutions, in particular the Population Studies Center. Her students there included Ann R. Miller, also associated for many years with the Population Studies Center.
Thomas' main field of research was population growth, in particular the statistical side thereof. She has written a multi-volume work with Simon Kuznets on the development of population and economy of the United States.
Thomas died on May 1, 1977 in Bethesda, Maryland.
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- Dorothy S. Thomas, Simon Kuznets: Population Redistribution and Economic Growth: United States, 1870-1950, 3 vols, Philadelphia 1957-1964
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- List of ASA Fellows, retrieved 2016-07-16.