Natalie Cohen Professor of Sociology & Demography
Demography, Inequality, Religion, Social Change, & Statistics
Work in Progress
- "Rationing Opportunity" A study of trends in American higher education including the admissions crunch, rising tuition, and falling public finance." funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- The consequences of the Great Recession: Using the GSS panel to study how the recession affected Americans' attitudes and behaviors. Supported by the Russell Sage Foundation and the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality.
Published Articles and Chapters
2012 Hout, Michael, and Andrew M. Greeley. “Religion and Happiness.” Pp. 288-314 in Social Trends in American Life, edited by Peter V. Marsden. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
2011 Hout, Michael, Asaf Levanon, and Erin Cumberworth. “Job Loss and Unemployment During the Great Recession.” Pp. 59-91 in The Great Recession, edited by David B. Grusky, Bruce Western, and Christopher Wimer. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
2011 Hout, Michael, and Alexander Janus. “Educational Mobility Since the 1930s.” Pp. 165-186 in Whither Opportunity?, edited by Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
2010 Kesler, Christel, and Michael Hout. “Entrepreneurship and Immigrant Wages in U.S. Labor Markets: A Multi-Level Approach.” Social Science Research 42: 187-201.
- 2008 Hout, Michael. "How Class Works in Popular Conception: Most Americans Identify with the Class Their Income, Occupation, and Education Implies for Them." Ch. 2 in Social Class: How Does It Work?, edited by Annette Lareau and Dalton Conley. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- 2006 Hout, Michael, and Thomas A. DiPrete. "RC28's Contribution to Knowledge: An Assessment and an Agenda for the Future." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 24: 1-20.
- 2006 Hout, Michael, and Emily Beller. "Intergenerational Social Mobility in Comparative Perspective." The Future of Children 16: 19-36.
- 2004 Gerber, Theodore P., and Michael Hout. "Tightening Up: Inter- and Intragenerational Mobility in Russia, 1988-2002." American Sociological Review 69 (October): 677-703.
- 2002 Hout, Michael, and Claude S. Fischer, "Explaining the Rise of Americans with No Religious Preference: Generations and Politics." American Sociological Review 67: 165-190.
- 2001 Hout, Michael, Andrew M. Greeley, and Melissa J. Wilde, "The Demographic Imperative in Religious Change." American Journal of Sociology 107: 468-500.
- 1999 Hout, Michael. "Abortion Politics in the United States, 1972-1996." Gender Issues 17: 3-34.
- 1998 Gerber, Theodore P., and Michael Hout. "More Shock Than Therapy: Employment and Incomes in Russia, 1991-1996." American Journal of Sociology 104 (July): 1-51.
- 1995 Hout, Michael, Clem Brooks, and Jeff Manza. "The Democratic Class Struggle in U.S. Presidential Elections: 1948-1992." American Sociological Review 60 (December): 805-828.
- 1994 Hout, Michael, and Joshua R. Goldstein. "How 4.5 Million Irish Immigrants Came to Be 41 Million Irish Americans: Demographic, Social, and Subjective Components of the Ethnic Composition of the White Population of the United States." American Sociological Review 59 (February): 64-82.
- 1993 Raftery, Adrian E., and Michael Hout. "Maximally Maintained Inequality: Educational Stratification in Ireland". Sociology of Education 65 (January): 41-62.
- 1988 Hout, Michael. "More Universalism and Less Structural Mobility: The American Occupational Structure in the 1980s." American Journal of Sociology 93 (May): 1358-1400.
- 1987 Hout, Michael, and Andrew M. Greeley. "The Center Doesn't Hold: Church Attendance in the United States, 1940-1984." American Sociological Review 52: 325-345.
- 1985 Sobel, Michael E., Michael Hout, and Otis Dudley Duncan. "Exchange, Structure, and Symmetry in Occupational Mobility." American Journal of Sociology 91 (September): 359-372.
- 1984 Hout, Michael. "Occupational Mobility of Black Men: 1962-1973." American Sociological Review 49 (June): 308-322.
- 1978 Hout, Michael. "Determinants of Marital Fertility in the United States, 1968- 1970: Inferences from a Dynamic Model." Demography 15 (May): 139-161.