Frank W. Notestein

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Frank Wallace Notestein (August 16, 1902 – February 19, 1983) was an American demographer who contributed significantly to the development of the science. He was the founding director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, and later president of the Population Council. He was also the first director of the Population Division of the United Nations, 1946–1948.[1][2]

Education and career[edit]

Notestein attended Alma College, and received a BS from the College of Wooster in 1923. He went to graduate school at Cornell University, and received a PhD in economics in 1927.[3]

Selected works[edit]



  • Notestein, Frank W. 1953. "Economic problems of population change", in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of Agricultural Economists. London: Oxford University Press, pp. 13–31.[1]


  1. ^ Coale, Ansley J. (1983) Frank W. Notestein, 1902-1983 Population Index , Vol. 49, No. 1, Spring, 1983, pp. 3-12
  2. ^ Ryder, N. B. (1984). Obituary: Frank Wallace Notestein (1902-1983). Population Studies: a Journal of Demography, 38, 1, March, 5-20.
  3. ^ Waggoner, Walter H. (1983-02-22). "FRANK NOTESTEIN, DEMOGRAPHER, 80". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 


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