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

Broadband Access During a Pandemic: 2020 Census Results for the Hopi and Lummi Reservations.

By David A. SwansonOn Oct 11, 2021

The accurate count of the populations of American Indian reservations is known to be difficult and subject to net undercount error.  When a census is conducted using a new [...]

The Census: Protecting Privacy versus Creating Useless Data

By David A. SwansonOn May 18, 2021

Every ten years the U.S. conducts a census in an attempt to count every person once, only once, and in the right place. The U.S. Census [...]

The Thanksgiving Surge: How Fared Whatcom County?

By David A. SwansonOn Dec 12, 2020

Public health experts issued more than a few warnings about the danger of gatherings over Thanksgiving and although the surge in Covid-19 cases they expected nationwide took place, it was [...]

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