Philip Hauser

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Philip Morris Hauser (1909–1994) was a demographer and pioneer in urban studies who was a former president of the American Sociological Association, the American Statistical Association and the Population Association of America. For more than 30 years he was director of the Population Research Center at the University of Chicago where he also served as the Lucy Flower Professor of Urban Sociology.[1][2]


Early years[edit]

Philip Morris Hauser was born September 27, 1909.

Hasuer was educated at the University of Chicago, from which he received a Bachelor's degree in 1929.[2]

He was studying at Chicago at the time of the rise of the Chicago School of Sociology.[1][2]


In 1932, Hauser was first named as an instructor at the University of Chicago, a position which he retained throughout the course of his graduate studies.[2] In 1933 he was awarded a Masters degree from that institution, followed by a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1938.[2]

From 1934 to 1937, Hauser went on leave to serve as a researcher for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration.[2]

Hauser was employed by the United States Census Bureau from 1938 to 1947, working as Assistant Chief Statistician for Population until assuming the role of Deputy Director in 1946.[2]

In 1947, Hauser returned to the staff of the University of Chicago as a professor of Sociology.[2] He also remained as Acting Director of the Census Bureau from 1949 to 1950.[2]

Hauser was the founder of the Population Research Center at the University of Chicago, over which he served as director for some 30 years.[2] During the course of his career there he helped train approximately 100 future PhDs, in addition to a large number of other graduate students.[2]

Death and legacy[edit]

Hauser died on December 13, 1994. He was 85 years old at the time of his death.


  • "Differential Mortality in the United States: A Study in Socioeconomic Epidemiology." With E. Kitagawa. 1973.
  • Philip Houser, "Urbanization: An Overview", The Study of Urbanization. Philip Hauser & Leo Schnore (Comps.), John Wiley and J. Sons. Inc. 1965.


  1. ^ a b "Obituary: Philip M. Hauser," University of Chicago Chronicle, Vol. 14, No. 9 (Jan. 5, 1995).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k American Sociological Association, "Philip Morris Hauser: September 27, 1909 - December 13, 1994," Retrieved March 21, 2011.