Professor Treiman retired from teaching in July 2009 to spend full time on research and is now Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus and Research Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Faculty Associate of UCLA’s California Center for Population Research. His current research centers on two main topics: the cross-national comparisons of social mobility and status attainment mentioned above; and the determinants, dynamics, and consequences of internal migration in China, particularly for health outcomes and other aspects of well-being.
Previously, he taught at the University of Wisconsin and then to Columbia University where he concentrated on social demography. He left for to UCLA with temporary sojourns elsewhere, as staff director of a study committee at the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (1978-1981) and fellowship years at the U.S. Bureau of the Census (1987-88), the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (1992-93), and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (1996-97).
Some of his recent work includes:
- Treiman, Donald J. 2009. Quantitative Data Analysis: Doing Social Research to Test Ideas. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Wiley. [See the review posted at the Stata Bookstore, which also has the best price.] A Chinese-language version of this book was published in July 2012.
- Baron, James N., David B. Grusky, and Donald J. Treiman (eds.). 1996. Social Differentiation and Social Inequality: Essays in Honor of John Pock. Boulder, CO: Westview.
- Treiman, Donald J. 1977. Occupational Prestige in Comparative Perspective. New York: Academic Press.
He holds a B.A. from Reed College (1962) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1967).