Research and Teaching Interests:
Demography: World Culture; Development; Cohorts
Stratification: Inequality; Nationality; Gender
Methods: International Surveys; Measurement; Secondary Data
Thornton, Arland, Shawn F. Dorius, and Jeffrey Swindle (2015). “Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of World Development Programs,” Sociology of Development, (1)2: 227-320.
Dorius, Shawn F. (2013). “The Rise and Fall of Worldwide Education Inequality from 1870-2010: Measurement and Trends,” Sociology of Education, 86(2): 158-173.
Dorius, Shawn F. and Glenn Firebaugh (2010), “Trends in Global Gender Inequality,” Social Forces,88(5): 1941-1968.
Dorius, Shawn F. (2008), “Global Demographic Convergence? A Reconsideration of Changing Intercountry Inequality in Fertility,” Population and Development Review, 34(2): 519-537.
Cohort Replacement and the Global Diffusion of Gender Beliefs
Status Mobility in the Modern World System from 1880-2010: New Data, Measures, and Insights
The Spirit of Capitalism, Industrialization, and National Income
Islamic Views of the Interrelationships between Development and Personal Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights
Institutional Returns to Higher Education
"Measuring Developmental Hierarchies using Wiki Surveys"