Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus, UCLA

Professor Don Treiman retired from teaching in July 2009 to spend full time on my research and am now Distinguished Research Professor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus, and Faculty Associate of UCLA’s California Center for Population Research. He holds a B.A. from Reed College (1962) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1967).  As a graduate student at Chicago, he spent most of my time at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).  He then taught at the University of Wisconsin, Columbia University and then, in 1975, to UCLA, where he has been ever since, albeit 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).

His current research centers on two main topics: the cross-national comparisons of social mobility and status attainment in contemporary China; and the determinants, dynamics, and consequences of internal migration in China, particularly for health outcomes and other aspects of well-being.