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Lawrence Wu

Lawrence Wu

Professor of Sociology ; Director, NYU Population Center

Ph.D. Stanford 1987 (Sociology); A.B. Harvard 1980 (Sociology and Applied Mathematics).

Office Address: 

Puck Building, Room 4106, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012

Office Hours: 

Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00 PM, or by appointment.

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Social Demography; Nonmarital Fertility; Sexual and Contraceptive Behavior; Family; Poverty; Life Course; Social Change; Event History Methods

Curriculum Vitae

Fellowships/Honors:

Series Co-Editor, Analytical Methods for Social Research, Cambridge University Press (2003-present); Book Review Editor, Sociological Methods and Research (2000-present); Distinguished Alumni Scholar, Stanford University (2010); Faculty Scholar, William T. Grant Foundation (1992-1998); Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1991-1992); Chair, Population Section, American Sociological Association (2007-2008); Nomination Committee, Population Association of America (2006-2007); Chair, Technical Review Committee, National Longitudinal Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2002-2006); Chair, Quantitative Methods Section, American Sociological Association (2003-2005); Board of Directors, Population Association of America (2002-2005); Board of Overseers, Panel Study of Income Dynamics (1996-2002).


Articles:

Wu, Lawrence L. 2015. “Emerging Trends in the Family: Some Speculations on Recent Demographic Trends.” To appear in Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Wu, Lawrence L. 2014. “Fertility of Single and Cohabiting Women.” Forthcoming, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition.

England, Paula, Lawrence L. Wu., and Emily Fitzgibbons Shafer. 2013. “Cohort Trends in Premarital First Births: What Role for Premarital Conception vs. the Retreat From Marriage.” Demography 50(6): 2075-104. Click here to read.

England, Paula, Emily Fitzgibbons Shafer, and Lawrence L. Wu. 2012. “Premarital Conceptions, Postconception (“Shotgun”) Marriages, and Premarital First Births: Education Gradients in U.S.\ Cohorts of White and Black Women Born 1925-1959.” Demographic Research 27(6): 154-66.

Wu, Lawrence L. (Ed.). 2012. Event History Analysis. London: Sage Publications.\ (Four volumes.)

Wu, Lawrence L., and Steven P. Martin. 2009. "Effects of Exposure on Prevalence and Cumulative Risk: Direct and Indirect Effects in a Recursive Hazard Model." Sociological Methodology 39: 185-232. Click here to read.

Wu, Lawrence L., and Kelly Musick. 2008. "Stability of Marital and Cohabiting Unions Following A First Birth."  Population Research and Policy Review 27(6): 713-27.  Click here to read.

Wu, Lawrence L. 2008. "Cohort Estimates of Nonmarital Fertility in U.S. Women," Demography,  45(1) 193–207, February 2008. Click here to read.

Wu, Lawrence L., and Jui-Chung Allen Li. 2005. "Historical Roots of Family Diversity: Marital and Childbearing Trajectories of American Women." Pp. 110-149 in Richard A. Settersten, Frank F. Furstenberg, and Ruben G. Rumbaut (Eds.), On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy. Chicago: University of Chicago.  Click here to read.

Wu, Lawrence L. 2003. "Event History Models for Life Course Analysis" in Jeylan Mortimer and Michael Shanahan (Eds.), Handbook of the Life Course, Plenum.  Click here to read.

Wu, Lawrence L. 2002.  "Fertility of Single and Cohabiting Women" in Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral SciencesClick here to read.

Wu, Lawrence L., and Barbara Wolfe (Eds.).  2001. Out of Wedlock: Causes and Consequences of Nonmarital Fertility, Russell Sage Foundation.

Wu, Lawrence L., Larry Bumpass and Kelly Musick.  2001. "Historical and Life Course Trajectories of Nonmarital Childbearing" in L. Wu and B. Wolfe (Eds.), Out of Wedlock: Causes and Consequences of Nonmarital Fertility, Russell Sage Foundation.

Wu, Lawrence L.  2000. "Some Comments on `Sequence Analysis and Optimal Matching Methods in Sociology: Review and Prospect,'" Sociological Methods and Research 29(1) 41-64.  Click here to read.

Updated on 03/02/2017