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William H. Frey

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institute.

Ph.D., Brown University

Dr. Frey specializes in migration, population redistribution, and the demography of metropolitan areas. He is currently studying the dynamics of race and status-selective immigration and internal migration dynamics in U.S. metropolitan areas with the 1980-2000 Censuses. He also studies the migration and distribution of the elderly population in the U.S. as well as poverty migration determinants. Frey directs the Social Science Data Analysis Network (www.SSDAN.net) that creates demographic media for educators and policy-makers.

Recent Publications

Books

Frey, William H. 2014. Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America. Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. Abstract. Public Access.

Frey, William H., Stephanie Somerman, and John P. DeWitt. 2012. Investigating change: web-based analyses of US Census and American Community Survey data. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.

Frey, William H. 2010. Investigating change in American society, 3rd edition. Belmont, CA : Wadsworth. Abstract.

Frey, William H. 2007. America: A Social Atlas. New York : Longman.

Frey, William H., Amy Anspach, John DeWitt, and SSDAN Staff. Allyn & Bacon Social Atlas of the United States. Boston : Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Frey, William H. 2010. "Baby Boomers and the New Demographics of America's Seniors." Generations, 34(3): 28-37. Abstract.

Frey, William H., and A. Singer. 2010. "Demographic dynamics and natural disasters: learning from Katrina and Rita." Population and Environment, 31(1-3): 1-2. DOI.

PSC Reports

Frey, William H., and Julie Park. 2010. "Migration and Dispersal of Hispanic and Asian Groups: An Analysis of the 2006-2008 Multiyear American Community Survey." PSC Research Report No. 10-722. December 2010. Abstract. PDF.

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