Bachelor of Arts Smith College, Master of Arts, 1965. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy University Chicago, 1972, 1976.
Research assistant Brookings Institution, Washington, 1968-1969, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, 1969-1970. Economist General Electric Tempo, 1973-1975. Assistant professor University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1975-1981.
Associate professor economics Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1981-1989, professor, since 1989, chairman department economics, 1981-1987. Director research Select Committee Population United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1977-1978. Member Committee on Population National Research Council, Washington, 1983-1986.
Measurement of the determinants of fertility in the United States. Emphasis on the effects of child mortality on fertility, and statistical biasses of these measures, with the finding of nonlinear responses. Analysis of the relative income hypothesis using cross-sectional data of twins, confirming the importance of female labour force participation.
Volunteer Peace Corps, Bombay, 1965-1967. Member American Economic Association, Population Association American (chairman Thomas award committee 1980-1981), American Game Collectors Association (charter member, secretary since 1987), Descendants of Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of Kings of Britain.