Daniel T. Lichter

 

Daniel T. Lichter

Director, Cornell Population Center
249 Martha Van Rensselaer  Hall
 
Phone: 607-254-8781 Fax: 607-255-4071
Email: dtl28@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
 
Biographical Statement:

Dr. Daniel T. Lichter is the Ferris Family professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Cornell Population Center.  He received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1981 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He joined the Cornell faculty in August 2005.  He taught previously at Pennsylvania State University (1981-1999) and The Ohio State University (1999-2005).

 
Teaching and Advising Statement:

Lichter teaches courses on population and public policy, poverty and inequality, and demographic techniques. 

 
Current Professional Activities:

Dr. Lichter is Director of the Cornell Population Center.  He is past-president of the Population Association of America (2012) and the Rural Sociological Society (2010-11).  He also is past-president of the Association of Population Centers, and he has served as chair of both the family and population sections of the American Sociological Association.   He also has served as editor of Demography (2002-2004), the flagship journal of the Population Association of America (PAA).  

 

Dr. Lichter is a member of the research advisory board of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancy.  He also is a policy fellow of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, and a member of the poverty working group (on race and ethnicity) at the Stanford Center of Poverty and Inequality.  He is currently serving as a member of the National Academy Sciences panel on "The Integration of Immigrants into American Society" during 2014-2015.  For a full description of panel activities, see http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=49598

 

 
Current Research Activities:

Dr. Lichter has published widely on topics in population and public policy, including studies of concentrated poverty and inequality, intermarriage, cohabitation and marriage among disadvantaged women, and immigrant incorporation.  His recent work, for example, has focused on changing ethnoracial boundaries, as measured by changing patterns of interracial marriage and residential segregation in the United States. He is especially interested in America's racial and ethnic transformation, growing diversity, and the implications for the future.  His other work centers on new destinations of recent immigrants, especially Hispanics moving to less densely-settled rural areas.  He has provided new national estimates of racial residential segregation in Hispanic "boom towns" in the Midwest and South, focusing on the spatial assimilation and economic incorporation of the new immigrants into local communities.  As a measure of acculturation, he also has documented high rates of fertility among Hispanic immigrants and natives in new destinations.  

 
Education:
  • PhD 1981 - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sociology
  • MA 1977 - Iowa State University, Sociology
  • BA 1975 - South Dakota State University, Sociology

 
Courses Taught:
  • PAM 2030: Population and Public Policy
  • PAM 6210: Poverty, Public Policy, and the Life Course
  • PAM 6060:  Demographic Techniques

 
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Administrative Responsibilities:

Director, Cornell Population Center

 
Selected Publications:

Lichter, D.T., D. Parisi, and M.C. Taquino.  (2015). "Spatial Assimilation in U.S. Cities and Communities?  Emerging Patterns of Hispanic Segregation from Blacks and Whites."  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 660(July): forthcoming.

Crowley, M., D.T. Lichter, and R.N. Turner.  (2015). "Diverging Fortunes? Economic Well-Being of Latinos and African Americans in New Rural Latino Destinations. Social Science Research 48: forthcoming.

Lichter, D.T., and K. Schafft.  (2015).  "People and Places Left Behind: Rural Poverty in the New Century." Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Society (eds., D. Brady and L. Burton).  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lichter, D.T., S. Sassler, and R.N. Turner.  (2014).  "Cohabitation, Post-Conception Unions, and the Rise in Nonmarital Fertility."  Social Science Research 47: 134-147.

Lichter, D.T., and D.L. Brown (2014).  "The New Rural-Urban Interface:  Lessons for Higher Education."  Choices (forthcoming special issue on “Higher Education’s Role in Supporting a Rural Renaissance,” co-edited by Sam Cordes and Scott Peters).

Qian, Z., and D.T. Lichter. (2013).  "Are Recent Trends in Intermarriage Consistent with Assimilation Theory?" Forthcoming in Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective (ed., D. Grusky).  Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Burton, L. M., D.T. Lichter, R.S. Baker, and J. M. Eason. (2013).  "Inequality, Family Processes, and Health in the 'New' Rural America."  American Behavioral Scientist  57: 1128-1151.

Lichter, D.T.  (2013).  "Integration or Fragmentation?  Racial Diversity and the American Future."  Demography 50: 359-391.

Addo, F., and D.T. Lichter.  (2013).  "Marriage, Marital History, and Black-White Wealth Differentials Among Older Women."  Journal of Marriage and Family 75:342-362.. 

Johnson, K.M., and D.T. Lichter. (2013). "Rural Retirement Destinations: Natural Decrease and the Shared Demographic Destinies of Elderly and Hispanics." Pp. 275-294 in Rural Aging in 21st Century America (eds., N. Glasgow et al.). New York: Springer.

Lichter, D.T., K.M. Johnson, R.N. Turner, and A. Churilla.  (2012).  "Hispanic Assimilation and Fertility in New U.S. Destinations."  International Migration Review 46:767-791.

Lichter, D.T., D. Parisi, and M.C. Taquino. (2012).  "The Geography of Exclusion:  Race, Segregation, and Concentrated Poverty."  Social Problems 59:364-388.

Sassler, S., F. Addo, and D.T. Lichter.  (2012).  "The Tempo of Sexual Activity and Later Relationship Quality."  Journal of Marriage and Family 74:708-725.

Carr, P.J., D.T. Lichter, and M.J. Kefalas.  (2012).  "Can Immigration Save Small-Town America?  Hispanic Boomtowns and the Uneasy Path to Renewal."  The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 641:38-57.   

Lichter, D.T., and L.A. Cembaluk.  (2012).  "Family Change and Poverty in Appalachia."  Pp. 81-105 in Appalachian Legacy: Economic Opportunity after the War on Poverty (ed., J. Ziliak).  Washington DC: Brookings Institution.

Lichter, D.T.  (2012).  "Immigration and the New Racial Diversity in Rural America."  Rural Sociology 77:3-35.

Lichter D.T. (2012). "Childbearing among Cohabiting Women: Race, Pregnancy, and Union Transitions." Pp. 209-219 in Early Adulthood in a Family Context (eds., A. Booth, S. L. Brown, N. S. Landale, W. D. Manning, and S. M. McHale. New York: Springer.

Johnson, K.M., and D. T. Lichter. (2012). "Rural Natural Increase in the New Century: America’s Third Demographic Transition?" Pp. 17-34 in International Handbook of Rural Demography (eds.,  L.J. Kulcsar and K. Curtis). New York: Springer.

Lichter, D.T., and D. R. Graefe. (2011). "Rural Economic Restructuring: Implications for Children, Youth, and Families." In Economic Restructuring and Family Wellbeing in Rural America (eds., K. Smith and A. Tickamyer). University Park, PA: Penn State University Press.

Qian, Z-C., and D.T. Lichter. (2011). "Changing Patterns of Interracial Marriage in a Multiracial Society." Journal of Marriage and Family 73(October):1065-84.

Lichter, D.T., and D.L. Brown.  (2011).  "Rural America in an Urban Society:  Changing Spatial and Social Boundaries."  Annual Review of Sociology  37:565-92.

Lichter, D.T., J.H. Carmalt, and Z-C Qian.  (2011).  "Immigration and Intermarriage among Hispanics:  Crossing Racial and Generational Boundaries."  Sociological Forum 26, 241-64. 

Parisi, D., D.T. Lichter, and M. Taquino.  (2011).  "Multi-Scale Residential Segregation: Black Exceptionalism and America's Changing Color Line."  Social Forces 89:829-52.

Qian, Z-C., D.T. Lichter, and M.Crowley. (2010). "Chinese Children among the Poor: Comparing U.S. Natives with Immigrants from Taiwan, Mainland China, and Hong Kong." Race and Social Problems 2:137–148. [paper]

Lichter, D.T., R.N. Turner, and S. Sassler.  (2010).  "National Estimates of the Rise in Serial Cohabitation."  Social Science Research 39:754-65. [paper]

Johnson, K.M., and D.T. Lichter. (2010). "Growing Diversity among America"s Children and Youth: Spatial and Temporal Dimensions." Population and Development Review 36(March): 151-75. [pape

 
Searchable Keywords:
demography, population studies, poverty, children, population, race and ethnicity, family, inequality, immigration, Hispanics, cohabitation, marriage, Hispanic fertility, new destinations, migration

 
The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.