PSC Brown Bags
will resume fall 2016
National Open Research Data Infrastructure (NORD-i) (Research Council of Norway, The)
MET Extension Longitudinal Database and Library of Practice (Gates Foundation)
Rescuing and Archiving Social Science Data (Institute for Museum and Library Services)
Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Research Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research.
Professor, Department of History.
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Alter's research interests lie in the history of the family, demography, and economic history. Recent work explores demographic responses to economic hardship in Europe and East Asia, and the effects of childhood experiences on health in old age.
Alter, George C., Myron Gutmann, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Emily Merchant. 2012. "Introduction: Longitudinal Analysis of Historical-Demographic Data." Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 42(4): 503-517. DOI. Abstract.
Alter, George C., and Gregory Clark. 2010. "The demographic transition and human capital." In The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Volume 1. 1700–1870 edited by S. Broadberry, and K. H. O'Rourke. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Alter, George C., M. Neven, and M. Oris. 2010. "Economic change and differential fertility in rural eastern Belgium, 1812 to 1875." In Prudence and pressure: reproduction and human agency in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 edited by Tsuya, Noriko. :195-216. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.