Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography

1003 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802
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Biography:

Jason Thomas’ research focuses on health and mortality with an emphasis on the social and economic processes that generate inequalities in these outcomes over the life course. His work also explores the intergenerational component of the associations involving health, family structure, and the development of skills and traits in childhood and adolescence. In this work he pursues his interest in quantitative methodology by tackling issues related to sample selection biases, missing data, and unobserved heterogeneity. Dr. Thomas is currently working on a project that seeks to explain the role that experiences early in life play in producing the steepening of the education-mortality gradient in the United States.