People

Fred C. Pampel

Professor of Sociology
Population Program
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder
1440 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 492-5620
Email: fred.pampel@colorado.edu

Educational History

  • Ph.D.  1977, Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • M.A.   1974, Sociology, University of Illinois
  • B.A.   1973, Sociology, University of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Professor of Sociology and Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science, Population Program, University of Colorado, 1990-present
  • Director, University of Colorado Population Center, 2010-present
  • Instructor, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative, Centre de Recherche en Economie et en Statistique, Paris, France, May-June 2010
  • Faculty Associate, Graduate School, 2007-2009
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2004-2006
  • Instructor, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection, University of Essex, England, 2003-2004
  • University of Colorado, Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research, 2003
  • Sociology Program Director, National Science Foundation, 2000-2001
  • Visiting Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Policy Administration, Fall Semester 1997
  • Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Colorado, 1995-96
  • Professor of Sociology and Research Director, Institute on Aging, Florida State University, 1989-1990
  • Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa, 1987-1989, 1993-1994
  • Faculty Scholars Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1985-1988
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1984-1985
  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa, 1981-1987
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa, 1977-1981
  • Publications Committee, Midwest Sociological Society, 1983-1986
  • Associate Director for Faculty Development, Midwest Council for Social Research on Aging, 1985-1989
  • Editorial Board - Social Forces (1988-1991), Social Science Quarterly (1995-2001), Research on Aging (1985-1995), American Sociological Review (1998-2001), Journal of Health and Social Behavior (2006-2009), Demography (2010-2012)
  • Book Reviews - Contemporary Sociology, Social Forces, American Journal of Sociology, American Political Science Review

Areas of Specialization

  • Demography, stratification, health behavior, quantitative methods

Research Interests

  • Sex differences in mortality, social inequality in health, smoking, health behaviors, gender values

Grants

  • National Institution of Child Health and Development. "University of Colorado Population Center." Principal Investigator, Fall 2010-Summer 2015, $2.7 million.
  • National Science Foundation. "Worldwide Patterns and Change in Gender Egalitarianism." Principal Investigator, Summer 2009 to Winter 2010, $82,980.
  • Provost's Innovative Grant Program, University of Colorado. "Inequalities in Health Behavior: Comparisons of Disaster Preparedness and Tobacco Use." Principal Investigator, Summer 2008, $23,034.
  • Population Center, University of Colorado. "Socioeconomic Differentiation and Cigarette Use: Changes from Youth to Adulthood." Principal Investigator, Summer 2006, $8,000.
  • National Science Foundation. "Gender, Social Change, and Global Patterns of Cigarette Use." Principal Investigator, Fall 2003 to Spring 2007, $81,228.
  • National Cancer Institute. "Micro and Macro Causes of Teen Smoking." Principal Investigator, Summer 2003 to Fall 2006, $144,000.
  • Population Aging Center, University of Colorado. "Pilot Study: SES and Gender Patterns of Smoking in African Nations." Principal Investigator, Fall 2003 to Summer 2004, $15,000.
  • National Science Foundation. "Female Work, Public Policy, and Fertility in Developed Nations." Principal Investigator, Summer 2000 to Winter 2002, $64,811.
  • The Colorado Trust. "Preventing Youth Handgun Violence in Colorado." Co-Principal Investigator, Summer 1999 to Summer 2002, $350,000.
  • National Science Foundation. "Policy Regimes and Gender Differences in Violent Mortality." Principal Investigator, Spring 1998 to Spring 1999, $38,690.
  • National Science Foundation. "Aging, Inequality, and Welfare State Regimes." Principal Investigator, Spring 1997 to Spring 1998, $38,954.
  • U.S. Department of Justice. "Colorado Domestic Violence Risk Reduction." Co-Principal Investigator, Subcontract with the Colorado Office of Probation Services, Spring 1997 to Fall 1998, $190,192.
  • National Institute of Child Development. "Comparative Study of Programs for Children and the Aged." Principal Investigator, Winter 1993 to Summer 1996, $122,582.
  • National Science Foundation. "Status Maintenance and Change during Old Age." Principal Investigator, Summer 1991 to Summer 1993, $43,000.
  • National Institute on Aging. "A Comparative Study of Pension Policy." Principal Investigator, Fall 1988 to Summer 1990, $70,302.
  • University House Interdisciplinary Research Grant, University of Iowa. "State, Politics, and Public Policy Response to Demographic Change." Summer 1988.
  • National Institute on Child Development. "Changes in Household and Family Structure." Principal Investigator, Winter 1986 to Fall 1988, $81,175.
  • National Institute on Aging. "A Comparative Study of Government Support of the Aged." Principal Investigator, Fall 1983 to Summer 1986, $117,345.
  • National Institute on Aging. "A Cross-national, Dynamic Study of Retirement Levels." Principal Investigator, Fall 1979 to Summer 1982, $57,734.
  • National Institute on Aging. "Retirement Decision-making: The Determinants of Migration." Research Associate, Fall 1978 to Summer 1983, $198,000.
  • National Science Foundation, Division of Social Sciences, Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Fall 1976 to Summer 1977, $5,000.
  • Administration on Aging, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Dissertation Research Grant, Fall 1976 to Summer 1977, $5,000.

Books

  • Fred C. Pampel. The Tobacco Industry and Smoking. Second Edition. New York: Facts on File. 2009.
  • Fred C. Pampel. Rights of the Elderly. New York: Facts on File 2008.
  • Fred C. Pampel. Disaster Response. New York: Facts on File. 2008.
  • Fred C. Pampel. Sociological Lives and Ideas: An Introduction to the Classical Theorists. Second Edition. New York: Worth. 2006.
  • Fred C. Pampel. Racial Profiling. New York: Facts on File. 2004.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Seth Pauley. Progress Against Heart Disease. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. 2004.
  • Fred C. Pampel. The Tobacco Industry and Smoking. New York: Facts on File. 2004.
  • Fred C. Pampel. The Institutional Context of Population Change: Patterns of Fertility and Mortality across High Income Nations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2001.
  • Fred C. Pampel. Logistic Regression: A Primer. Sage Publications, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. 2000.
  • Fred C. Pampel. Sociological Lives and Ideas: An Introduction to the Classical Theorists. New York: Worth. 2000.
  • Fred C. Pampel. Aging, Social Inequality, and Social Policy. Thousand Oaks CA: Pine Forge Press. 1998.
  • John B. Williamson and Fred C. Pampel. Old Age Security in Comparative Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University. 1993.
  • Martin Tracy and Fred C. Pampel (Eds.). International Handbook of Old-Age Insurance. Greenwich, Conn.: Greenwood Press. 1991.
  • Fred C. Pampel and John B. Williamson. Age, Class, Politics, and the Welfare State. Cambridge: Cambridge University. (Rose Monograph Series). 1989.
  • Fred C. Pampel. Social Change and the Aged: Recent Trends in the United States. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books. 1981.

Reports

  • Fred Pampel. Report on Graduate Enrollment, Faculty Advising, and Grant Expenditures. Submitted to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Colorado, Boulder. (86 pages) 2007.
  • Brad Bogue, Fred Pampel, Rebecca Vanderbilt. Evaluation of Alternative Sanctions Programs, Connecticut Probation and Related Services: Adult Report. Submitted to Connecticut Judicial Branch's Court Support Service Division. 2007.
  • Brad Bogue, Fred Pampel, Rebecca Vanderbilt. Evaluation of Alternative Sanctions Programs, Connecticut Probation and Related Services: Juvenile Report. Submitted to Connecticut Judicial Branch's Court Support Service Division. 2007.
  • Estevan Flores, Michael Zinser, Fred C. Pampel, and Robert Munoz. Latino Statewide Tobacco Prevention and Education Network (LSTPEN) Survey. Submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 2006.
  • Fred C. Pampel, Delbert Elliott, and David Huizinga. Youth Violence: Continuity and Desistance. Submitted to the Office of the Surgeon General. 2005.

Articles

  • Fred C. Pampel. "Disaster Preparedness and Health Behaviors: An Empirical Study of Similarities and Differences." International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters forthcoming. 2011.
  • Richard Miech, Fred C. Pampel, Jinyoung Kim, and Richard G. Rogers. "The Role of Emergent and Growing Health Disparities; U.S. Mortality Disparities by Education, 1989-2006." American Sociological Review forthcoming. 2012.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Does Reading Keep You Thin? Leisure Activities, Cultural Tastes, and Body Weight in Comparative Perspective." Sociology of Health and Illness forthcoming (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01377.x). 2012.
  • Jason D. Boardman, Casey L. Blalock, Fred C. Pampel, Peter K. Hatemi, Andrew C. Heath, and Lindon J. Eaves. "Public Policy and the Genetics of Smoking." Demography forthcoming. doi:10.1007/s13524-011-0057-9. 2011.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Support for Nuclear Energy in the Context of Climate Change: Evidence from the European Union." Organization and Environment 24(3):249-268. doi:10.1177/1086026611422261. 2011.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Cohort Change, Diffusion, and Support for Gender Egalitarianism in Cross-National Perspective" Demographic Research 25(21):667-694. doi:10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.21. 2011.
  • Michael Zinser, Fred C. Pampel, and Estevan Flores. "Distinct Beliefs, Attitudes and Experiences of Latino Smokers: Relevance for Cessation Interventions." American Journal of Health Promotion 25:eS1. Available at: http://pinnacle.allenpress.com/doi/pdf/10.4278/ajhp.100616-QUAN-200. 2011.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Cohort Changes in the Sociodemographic Determinants of Gender Egalitarianism." Social Forces 89:961-982. 2011.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Justin T. Denney. "Cross-National Patterns of Health Inequality: Education and Tobacco Use in the World Health Survey." Demography 48:653-674. 2011.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Divergent Patterns of Smoking across High-Income Nations." Pp. 5.1-5.30 in International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages: Dimensions and Sources Countries, edited by Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen. Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries; National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. 2010.
  • Justin T. Denney, Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer, and Fred C. Pampel. "Diffusion and the Varied Effects of Cigarette Smoking on the Education-Mortality Gap in the United States." Social Science Research 39:662-673. 2010.
  • Fred C. Pampel, Patrick M. Krueger, and Justin T. Denney. "SES Disparities in Health Behavior." Annual Review of Sociology 36:349-370. 2010.
  • Jason D. Boardman, Casey L. Blalock, and Fred C. Pampel. "Trends in the Genetic Influences on Smoking." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51:108-123. 2010.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Persistence of Educational Differences in Smoking." Social Problems 56:526-542. 2009.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Relative Cohort Size Hypothesis." In Deborah Carr (editor), Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development. Detroit: Gale. 2008.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "The Racial Reversal in Cigarette Use: A Longitudinal Study from Ages 12-34." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 49:484-498. 2008.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Risk Factors and Smoking of Minority High School Seniors, 1976-2004." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 10:507-515. 2008.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Jade Aguilar. "Changes in Youth Smoking, 1976-2002: A Time-Series Analysis." Youth and Society 39:453-479. 2008.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Tobacco Use in Sub-Sahara Africa: Estimates from the Demographic Health Surveys." Social Science and Medicine 66:1772-1783. 2008.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "National Income, Inequality, and Global Patterns of Cigarette Use." Social Forces 86:455-466. 2007.
  • Jade Aguilar and Fred C. Pampel. "Changing Patterns of Cigarette Use among White and Black Youth, 1976-2003." Social Science Research 36:1219-1236. 2007.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Global Patterns and Determinants of Sex Differences in Smoking." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 47:466-487. 2006.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Socioeconomic Distinction, Cultural Tastes, and Cigarette Smoking." Social Science Quarterly 87:19-35. 2006.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Forecasting Sex Differences in Mortality in High Income Nations: The Contribution of Smoking." Demographic Research 13:455-484. 2005.
  • Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer, Patrick M. Krueger, and Fred C. Pampel. "Mortality Attributable to Cigarette Smoking in the United States." Population and Development Review 31:259-292. 2005.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Patterns of Cigarette Use in the Early Stage of the Epidemic: Malawi and Zambia 2000-2001." American Journal of Public Health 95:1009-1016. 2005.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Diffusion, Cohort Change, and Social Patterns of Smoking." Social Science Research 34:117-139. 2005.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Richard G. Rogers. "Socioeconomic Status, Smoking, and Health: A Test of Competing Theories of Cumulative Advantage." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 45:306-321. 2004.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Age and Education Patterns of Smoking among Women in High Income Nations." Social Science and Medicine 57:1505-14. 2003.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Declining Sex Differences in Lung Cancer Mortality in High Income Nations." Demography 40:45-65. 2003.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Cigarette Use and the Narrowing Sex Differential in Mortality." Population and Development Review 28:77-104. 2002.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Inequality, Diffusion, and the Status Gradient in Smoking." Social Problems 49:35-57. 2002.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Cigarette Diffusion and Sex Differences in Smoking." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 42:388-404. 2001.
  • Fred C. Pampel and John B. Williamson. "Age Patterns of Suicide and Homicide Mortality Rates in High Income Nations." Social Forces 80:251-282 2001.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Gender Equality and the Sex Differential in Mortality from Accidents in High Income Nations." Population Research and Policy Review 20:397-421. 2001.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Kirk Williams. "Intimacy and Homicide: Compensating for Missing Data in the SHR." Criminology 38:661-80. 2000.
  • John B. Williamson and Fred C. Pampel. "Does Privatization of Social Security Make Sense for Developing Nations?" International Social Security Review 51(4):3-31. 1998.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "National Context, Social Change, and Sex Differences in Suicide." American Sociological Review 63:744-58. 1998.
  • Mathieu Deflem and Fred C. Pampel. "The Myth of Post-National Identity: Popular Support for European Integration." Social Forces 75:119-44. 1996.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Cohort Size and Age-Specific Suicide Rates: A Contingent Relationship." Demography 33:341-56. 1996.
  • Fred C. Pampel and H. Elizabeth Peters. "The Easterlin Effect." Annual Review of Sociology 21:163-94. 1995.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Rosemary Gartner. "Age Structure, Socio-Political Institutions, and Homicide." European Sociological Review 11:243-60. 1995.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Melissa Hardy. "Changes in Income Inequality during Old Age." Research in Stratification and Social Mobility 13:239-264. 1994.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Population Aging, Class Context, and Age Inequality in Public Spending." American Journal of Sociology 100:153-195. 1994.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Melissa Hardy. "Status Maintenance and Change during Old Age." Social Forces 73:289-314. 1994.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Relative Cohort Size and Fertility: The Socio-Political Context of the Easterlin Effect." American Sociological Review 58:496-514. 1993.
  • John B. Williamson and Fred C. Pampel. "Paying for the Baby Boom Generation's Social Security Pensions: United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden." Journal of Aging Studies 7:41-54. 1993.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Paul Adams. "The Effects of Demographic Change and Political Structure on Family Allowance Expenditure." Social Service Review 66:524-546. 1992.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Trends in Living Alone Among the Elderly in Europe." Pp. 97-117 in Andrei Rogers (ed.), Elderly Migration and Population Redistribution: A Comparative Perspective. London: Belhaven. 1992.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Social Security Systems." Pp. 1945-1955 in Edgar F. Borgatta and Marie L. Borgatta (eds.), Encyclopedia of Sociology. New York: Macmillan. 1992.
  • John B. Williamson and Fred C. Pampel. "Ethnic Politics, Colonial Legacy, and Old Age Security Policy: The Nigerian Case in Historical and Corporative Perspective." Journal of Aging Studies 5:19-44. 1991.
  • Fred C. Pampel, John B. Williamson, and Robin Stryker. "Class Context and Pension Response to Demographic Structure in Advanced Industrial Democracies." Social Problems 37:301-16. 1990.
  • Rosemary Gartner, Kathryn Baker, and Fred C. Pampel. "Gender Stratification and the Gender Gap in Homicide Victimization." Social Problems 37:593-612. 1990.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Robin Stryker. "Age Structure, the State, and Social Welfare Spending: A Reanalysis." British Journal of Sociology, 41:16-24. 1989.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Catherine Zimmer. "Female Labor Force Activity and the Sex Differential in Mortality: Comparisons across Developed Nations, 1950-1980." European Journal of Population 5:281-304. 1989.
  • Fred C. Pampel and John B. Williamson. "Welfare Spending in Advanced Industrial Democracies, 1950-1980." American Journal of Sociology 93:1424-1456. 1988.
  • John B. Williamson and Fred C. Pampel. "Social Security and the Welfare State: A Cross-national Analysis." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 27:15-30. 1986.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Vijayan Pillai. "Patterns and Determinants of Infant Mortality in Developed Nations, 1950-1975." Demography 23:525-42. 1986.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Kazuko Tanaka. "Economic Development and Female Labor Force Participation: A Reconsideration." Social Forces 64:599-619. 1986.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Sookja Park. "Cross-national Patterns and Determinants of Female Retirement." American Journal of Sociology 91:932-55. 1986.
  • Fred C. Pampel and John B. Williamson. "Age Structure, Politics, and Cross-national Patterns of Public Pension Expenditures." American Sociological Review 50:782-98. 1985.
  • Kathryn B. Ward and Fred C. Pampel. "Structural Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation in Developed Nations, 1950-1975." Social Science Quarterly 66:654-67. 1985.
  • Kathryn B. Ward and Fred C. Pampel. "More on the Meaning of the Effect of the Sex Ratio on Female Labor Force Participation." Rejoinder, Social Science Quarterly 66:675-79. 1985.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Determinants of Labor Force Participation Rates of Aged Males in Developed and Developing Nations 1965-1975." Pp. 243-74 in Zena Smith Blau (ed.), Current Perspectives on Aging and the Life Cycle. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 1985.
  • Fred C. Pampel, Irwin P. Levin, Jordan J. Louviere, Robert J. Meyer, and Gerard Rushton. "The Integration of Geographic, Social, and Economic Preferences in Retirement Migration Decision-making." Research on Aging 6:139-162. 1984.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Changes in the Propensity to Live Alone: Evidence from Consecutive Cross-sectional Surveys, 1960-1976." Demography 20:443-448.l 1983.
  • Fred C. Pampel and Jane A. Weiss. "Economic Development, Pension Policies, and the Labor Force Participation of Aged Males: A Cross-national, Longitudinal Approach." American Journal of Sociology 89:350-72. 1983.
  • Kenneth C. Land and Fred C. Pampel. "Aggregate Male and Female Labor Force Participation Functions: An Analysis of Structural Differences, 1947-77." Social Science Research 9:37-54. 1980.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Changes in the Labor Force Participation and Income of the Aged in the United States, 1947-1976." Social Problems 27:125-142. 1979.
  • Charles W. Mueller, Toby L. Parcel, and Fred C. Pampel. "The Effect of Marital Dyad Status Inconsistency on Women's Support for Equal Rights." Journal of Marriage and the Family 56:1121-39. 1979.
  • William Form and Fred C. Pampel. "Social Stratification and the Development of Urban Labor Markets in India." Social Forces 57:119-135. 1979.
  • Fred C. Pampel, Kenneth C. Land, and Marcus Felson. "A Social Indicator Model of Changes in the Occupational Structure of the United States, 1947-74." American Sociological Review 42:951-64. 1977.
  • Reeve Vanneman and Fred C. Pampel. "The American Perception of Class and Status." American Sociological Review 42:422-37. 1977.
  • Fred C. Pampel and J.C. van Es. "Environmental Quality and Issues in Adoption Research." Rural Sociology 42:57-71. 1977.
  • Kenneth C. Land and Fred C. Pampel. "Social Indicator Models of Changes in the Occupational Structure: Some Preliminary Analyses." Social Indicators Research 4:1-23. 1977.
  • William Form and Fred C. Pampel. "The Internal Stratification of the Working-class: A Partial Reanalysis Using Log-linear Techniques." Pp. 210-225 in William Form, Blue Collar Stratification. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University. 1976.

Work in Progress

  • Fred C. Pampel. "Cohort Change, Diffusion, and Support for Environmental Spending." 2011.
  • Fred C. Pampel, Justin T. Denney, and Patrick M. Krueger. "Obesity, SES, and Economic Development: A Test of the Reversal Hypothesis." 2011.
  • Fred C. Pampel. "Male and Female Differences in Gender Egalitarianism: Global Comparisons from the World Values Survey." 2011.

Revised: February 10, 2012