George C. Alter's Select Publications

George C. Alter

Journal Articles

Alter, George C. 2019. "The Evolution of Models in Historical Demography." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 50(3): 325-362. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and Richard D. Gonzalez. 2018. "Responsible practices for data sharing." American Psychologist, 73(2): 146-156. DOI. Abstract.

Chen, Xiaoling, George C. Alter, Anupama E. Gururaj, Burak Ozyurt, Ruiling Liu, Ergin Soysal, Trevor Cohen, Firat Tiryaki, et al. 2018. "DataMed - an open source discovery index for finding biomedical datasets." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 25(3): 300-308. DOI. Abstract.

Sansone, Susanna-Assunta, George C. Alter, Jared A. Lyle, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Jeffrey S. Grethe, Hua Xu, Ian M. Fore, et al. 2017. "DATS, the data tag suite to enable discoverability of datasets." Scientific Data, 4. DOI. Abstract.

Merchant, Emily, and George C. Alter. 2017. "IDS Transposer: A Users Guide." Historical Life Course Studies, 4: 59-96. Abstract.

Ohno-Machado, Lucila, George C. Alter, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Ian Fore, Jeffrey Grethe, Hua Xu, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Philippe Rocca-Serra, et al. 2017. "Finding useful data across multiple biomedical data repositories using DataMed." Nature Genetics, 49(6): 816-819. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and M. Vardigan. 2015. "Addressing Global Data Sharing Challenges." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 10(3): 317-323. DOI. Abstract.

Nosek, B.A., George C. Alter, G.C. Banks, and D. Borsboom, et al. 2015. "Promoting an open research culture." Science, 348(6242): 1422-1425. DOI.

Richardson, D., M. Kwan, George C. Alter, and J. McKendry. 2015. "Replication of scientific research: Addressing geoprivacy, confidentiality, and data sharing challenges in geospatial research." Annals of GIS, 21(2): 101-110. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and K. Mandemakers. 2014. "The Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) for longitudinal historical microdata, version 4." Historical Life Course Studies, 1: 1-26. Abstract.

Lupia, Arthur, and George C. Alter. 2014. "Data Access and Research Transparency in the Quantitative Tradition." Political Science and Politics, 47(1): 54-59. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C. 2012. "Generation to generation: Life course, family, and community." Social Science History, 37(1): 1-26. 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.

Alter, George C., Isabelle Devos, and Alison Kvetko. 2009. "Completing Life Histories with Imputed Exit Dates: A Method for Historical Data from Passive Registration Systems." Population, 64(2): 293-318. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Kees Mandemakers, and Myron Gutmann. 2009. "Defining and Distributing Longitudinal Historical Data in a General Way Through an Intermediate Structure." Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung, 34(3): 78-114. Abstract. Public Access.

Oris, Michel, and George C. Alter. 2008. "Effets de fratrie et mobilité sociale intergénérationnelle dans la Belgique urbaine et rurale au xixe siècle." Annales de Démographie Historique, 15(1): 115-138. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and Michel Oris. 2008. "Effects of Inheritance and Environment on the Heights of Brothers in Nineteenth-century Belgium." Human Nature, 19(1): 44-55. DOI. Abstract.

Oris, M., M. Neven, and George C. Alter. 2007. "When protoindustry collapsed fertility and the demographic regime in rural eastern Belgium during the industrial revolution." Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung, 32(2): 137-159. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Martin Dribe, and Frans van Poppel. 2007. "Widowhood, Family Size, and Post-Reproductive Mortality: A Comparative Analysis of Three Populations in Nineteenth Century Europe." Demography, 44(4): 785-806. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Alter, George C., and Michel Oris. 2005. "Childhood Conditions, Migration, and Mortality: Migrants and Natives in Nineteenth-century Cities." Social Biology, 52(3-4): 178-191. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Alter, George C., and Myron Gutmann. 2005. "Belgian Historical Demography as Viewed from North America: Protoindustrialization, Fertility Decline, and the Use of Population Registers." Belgian Historical Demography, 35(4): 523-546. Abstract. Public Access.

Alter, George C., Muriel Neven, and Michel Oris. 2004. "Height, Wealth, and Longevity in 19th century East Belgium." Annales de Démographie Historique, 2: 19-37.

Alter, George C. 2004. "Height, Frailty, and the Standard of Living: Modeling the Effects of Diet and Disease on Declining Mortality and Increasing Height." Population Studies, 58(3): 265-279. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Michel Oris, and Göran Broström. 2001. "The Family and Mortality: A Case Study from Rural Belgium." Annales de Démographie Historique, 1: 11-31. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Bengtsson, Tommy, and George C. Alter. 2019. "Early-Life Conditions and Old-Age Mortality in a Comparative Perspective: Nineteenth Century Sweden and Belgium." In Old and New Perspectives on Mortality Forecasting edited by Bengtsson, Tommy, Keilman, Nico. Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI. Abstract.

Lyle, Jared, George C. Alter, and Ann Green. 2014. "Partnering to Curate and Archive Social Science Data." In Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals edited by Ray, Joyce. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press.

Oris, Michel, and George C. Alter. 2014. "Prudence as Obstinate Resistance to Pressure: Marriage in Nineteenth-Century Rural Eastern Belgium." In Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press.

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.

Oris, Michel, Muriel Neven, and George C. Alter. 2005. "Individuals and communities facing economic stress: a comparison of two rural areas in nineteenth century Belgium." In Living standards in the past: new perspectives on well-being in Asia and Europe edited by Robert C. Allen, Tommy Bengtsson, and Martin Dribe. 373-402. Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Matteo Manfredini, and Paul Nystedt. 2004. "Gender Differences in Mortality." In Life Under Pressure: Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 edited by T. Bengtsson, C. Campbell, J. Lee. 173-208. MIT University Press.

Alter, George C., Muriel Neven, and Michel Oris. 2004. "Mortality and Modernization in Sart and Surroundings, 1812-1900." In Life Under Pressure: Mortality and Modernization in Sart and Surroundings, 1812-1900 edited by T. Bengtsson, C. Campbell, and J. Lee. Ch 7. MIT University Press.

Oris, Michel, and George C. Alter. 2001. "Paths to the city and roads to death. Mortality and migration in East Belgium during the industrial revolution." In Recent Work in Belgian Historical Demography, Belgisch tijdschrift voor nieuwste geschiedenis: Revue belge d'histoire contemporaire, XXXI edited by Isabelle Devos, Muriel Neven. 3/4: . Gent : Jan Dhondt Stichting. Abstract.

Conference Proceedings

Song, Jie, George C. Alter, and H.V. Jagadish. 2019. "C2Metadata: Automating the Capture of Data Transformations from Statistical Scripts in Data Documentation." the 2019 International Conference, ACM Press. DOI.

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