Samuel H. Preston

Professor, Author

1943 –

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Who is Samuel H. Preston?

Samuel Hulse Preston is an American demographer and sociologist.

He is one of the leading demographers in the United States. He received his Ph.D in economics from Princeton University in 1968. Preston is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He is the former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn as well as a current member of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Preston curve is named after him. Preston's major research interest is in the health of populations. He has written primarily about mortality trends and patterns in large aggregates, including twentieth century mortality transitions and black/white differentials in the United States.

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Born
Dec 2, 1943
Also known as
  • Samuel Preston
  • Samuel H Preston
  • Samuel Hulse Preston
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Amherst College
  • PhD, Princeton University
    Economics
    (1965 - 1968)
Employment
  • University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • Philadelphia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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