April 18, 2008
I am pleased to be able to present the 2008 Clifford C. Clogg Award. My fellow committee members this year were Kathie Harris, Mark Hayward, Dennis Hogan, Willy Jasso, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Stewart Tolnay. I thank them for their service and careful consideration in the making of the Award.
The Clogg Award is given biennially by the PAA and the Population Research Institute at Penn State, and commemorates the memory and creative accomplishments of Clifford Clogg to the fields of quantitative methods and labor force demography. Cliff Clogg made important contributions to a wide variety of areas and left a legacy of mentorship to dozens of students. The Award recognizes early career achievement in population studies and demography, where early career is defined as having obtained a highest professional degree within the last twenty years.
This year the Award goes to an individual who has conducted seminal research in a variety of areas of population research, including statistical methodology, the social demography of inequality, the social demography of science and scientific professions, and the social demography of China and Asian Americans. In addition to a prolific publishing record in both demography journals and statistics journals, he has coauthored four important books on Statistical Methods for Categorical Analysis, Women in Science, A Demographic Portrait of Asian Americans, and Marriage and Cohabitation. His methodological work is particularly outstanding and this is especially fitting, as this was one of Cliff Clogg's areas of contribution as well.
The Committee has unanimously chosen for the 2008 Clifford C. Clogg Award the Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan, Professor Yu Xie.
Robert A. Moffitt
Chair, 2008 Clifford C. Clogg Award Committee