Faculty Biography - Lucky Tedrow

Lucky Tedrow

Center for Social Science Instruction
Demographic Research Laboratory
Sociology Department
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9081
Arntzen Hall 501
Phone: (360) 650-3176
Fax: 360-650-7295

Lucky Tedrow is Director, Center for Social Science Instruction, (CSSI), Demographic Research Laboratory, (DRL), Department of Sociology. After graduating from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, valuable applied experience was acquired at the Forecasting Division, OFM, State of Washington. Additional training was obtained at the University of Washington where he worked on a research contract on mathematical models of fertility distributions funded by NICHD. Professor Tedrow was a Professional Associate at the East-West Population Institute, University of Hawaii; a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas-Austin Population Research Center; and a YSSP participant at IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

As Director of the Demographic Research Laboratory in the Sociology department he has secured cutting-edge resources for student and faculty research. Several grants for computer equipment through university funds, Western's Student Technology Fee competition 1998, 2002 and 2007, Apple Computer, Inc., and the National Science Foundation have kept the Center & Laboratory with up-to-date technology over the last quarter century. Strategically equipped for a regional university with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, Professor Tedrow has regularly sponsored student research presentations at undergraduate conferences; a student demography scholarship and has been Principal Investigator on six National Science Foundation 'Research Experiences for Undergraduates' site programs [1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1999] on "Applied Demographic Research on Migration". Professor Tedrow is currently Co-Principal Investigator with Professor Teachman on several grants: "Determinants and Consequences of Military Service: 1940-1988"(PDF); “Military Service and Patterns of Marriage, Cohabitation, and Union Dissolution”(PDF); "Impact of Military Service on Health"(PDF), all funded by the National Science Foundation; and “Stimulating Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research in Population and Health” funded by the National Institute on Aging (2007, 2008).

Recent Publications

J. Teachman and L. Tedrow. 2008.  “The Demography of Stepfamilies in the United States.”  Pp. 3-29 in J. Pryor (ed.), International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Spheres.  New York:  John Wiley and Sons.

J. Teachman and L. Tedrow. 2008.  “Divorce, Race, and Military Service: More than Equal Pay and Equal Opportunity.”  Journal of Marriage and Family 70:1030-1044.

J. Teachman and L. Tedrow. 2007.  “Joining Up: Did Military Service in the Early All Volunteer Era Affect Subsequent Civilian Income?”  Social Science Research 36:1447-1474.

J. Teachman, L. Tedrow, and M. Hall. 2005.  “The Demographic Future of Divorce and Dissolution.”  Pp. 59-82 in M. Fine and J. Harvey (eds.), Handbook of Divorce and Relationship Dissolution.  New York: Lawrence Ehrlbaum.

J. Teachman and L. Tedrow. 2004.  “Wages, Earnings, and Occupational Status: Did World War II Veterans Receive a Premium?”  Social Science Research 33:581-605.

Crowder, Kyle D. and Lucky M. Tedrow. 2001. "West Indians and the Residential Landscape of New York City" in Nancy Foner (ed.) West Indian Migration to New York: Historical, Comparative, and Transnational Perspectives. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

J. Teachman, L. Tedrow, and K. Crowder. 2000.  "The Changing Demography of America's Families."  Journal of Marriage and the Family 62:1234-1246.

St. George, Dennis, Joan Stevenson, Phil Everson, and Lucky M. Tedrow. 2000. "Birth Intervals and Early Childhood Mortality in a Migrating Mennonite Community." January/February American Journal of Human Biology 12:50-63.

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