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Emily Merchant

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Department of History.

History, Year: advanced

PSC Mentor: Barbara A. Anderson, George C. Alter, Myron Gutmann

Dissertation Committee: John Carson, Howard Brick, Paul Edwards, Barbara A. Anderson

Research Interests: history of global population projection in the twentieth century

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Gratton, Brian, and Emily Merchant. 2013. "Immigration, Repatriation, and Deportation: The Mexican-Origin Population in the United States, 1920-1950." International Migration Review, 47(4): 944-975. DOI. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, S. Pullum-Pinon, K. Witkowski, G. Deane, and Emily Merchant. 2012. "Land Use and Family Formation in the Settlement of the US Great Plains." Social Science History, 36(3): 279-310. DOI. Abstract.

Merchant, Emily, B. Gratton, and Myron Gutmann. 2012. "A Sudden Transition: Household Changes for Middle Aged U.S. Women in the Twentieth Century." Population Research and Policy Review, 31(5): 703-726. PMCID: PMC3432984. DOI. Abstract.

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.

Hartman, M.D., Emily Merchant, W. Parton, Myron Gutmann, S. Lutz, and S. Williams. 2011. "Impact of historical land-use changes on greenhouse gas exchange in the US Great Plains, 1883-2003." Ecological Applications, 21(4): 1105-1119. DOI. Abstract.