David A. Swanson

Posting Citizen Journalist • Member since Mar 31, 2020

David A. Swanson is Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of California Riverside. He served as a member of the U. S. Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee for six years (2004-10) and chaired the committee for two years (2009-2010). In addition to serving as an expert witness and testifying before Congress, state legislatures and local government bodies, he has produced over 104 refereed sole- and co-authored journal articles and nine books, mainly dealing with demography. He also has edited or co-edited four additional books and Google Scholar shows more than 5,700 citations to his work. in addition to two Fulbright grants, he has received many other academic and professional grants and awards. Aided by the G.I. Bill, his B.Sc. is from Western Washington State College (now known as Western Washington University), and his Ph.D. and M.A. are from the University of Hawai’i. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences from the University of Stockholm. Swanson speaks Swedish reasonably well but his Finnish is so bad as to be embarrassing: "Se on huono."

Articles by David A. Swanson

Been Vaccinated?

By David A. SwansonOn Feb 24, 2022

Out of “mortality curiosity” and with a lot of time on my hands, I calculated the probability of dying from COVID-19 within a year of being infected, for anyone aged 20 [...]

Income Inequality in Whatcom County

By David A. SwansonOn Feb 08, 2022

Although the national economy is showing surprising growth in jobs, household wealth has not returned to the level seen just before the start of the 2007 housing bust that lead [...]

The Cost of Trying to Help

By David A. SwansonOn Dec 12, 2021

The Guardian has reported that 210 U.S. nurses died of COVID-19 from March 1st, 2020 to February 28th, 2021. Their age at death was available for 208 of them. Using a [...]

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