Areas of Research/Interest: Inequality; Social Change; Demography; and Quantitative Methods
Published Articles and Chapters
2013 Hout, Michael, Claude S. Fischer, and Mark A. Chaves. "More Americans Have No Religion: Key Finding from the New General Social Survey." Working paper.
2012 Hout, Michael. “Social and Economic Returns to Higher Education in the United States.” Annual Review of Sociology 38: 379-400.
2012 Hout, Michael, and Andrew M. Greeley. “Religion and Happiness.” Pp. 288-314 in Social Trends in American Life, edited by Peter V. Marsden. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
2011 Hout, Michael, Asaf Levanon, and Erin Cumberworth. “Job Loss and Unemployment During the Great Recession.” Pp. 59-91 in The Great Recession, edited by David B. Grusky, Bruce Western, and Christopher Wimer. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
2011 Hout, Michael, and Alexander Janus. “Educational Mobility Since the 1930s.” Pp. 165-186 in Whither Opportunity?, edited by Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
2010 Kesler, Christel, and Michael Hout. “Entrepreneurship and Immigrant Wages in U.S. Labor Markets: A Multi-Level Approach.” Social Science Research 42: 187-201.
2008 Hout, Michael. "How Class Works in Popular Conception: Most Americans Identify with the Class Their Income, Occupation, and Education Implies for Them." Ch. 2 in Social Class: How Does It Work?, edited by Annette Lareau and Dalton Conley. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
2006 Hout, Michael, and Thomas A. DiPrete. "RC28's Contribution to Knowledge: An Assessment and an Agenda for the Future." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 24: 1-20.
2006 Hout, Michael, and Emily Beller. "Intergenerational Social Mobility in Comparative Perspective." The Future of Children 16: 19-36.
2004 Gerber, Theodore P., and Michael Hout. "Tightening Up: Inter- and Intragenerational Mobility in Russia, 1988-2002." American Sociological Review 69 (October): 677-703.
2002 Hout, Michael, and Claude S. Fischer, "Explaining the Rise of Americans with No Religious Preference: Generations and Politics." American Sociological Review 67: 165-190.
2001 Hout, Michael, Andrew M. Greeley, and Melissa J. Wilde, "The Demographic Imperative in Religious Change." American Journal of Sociology 107: 468-500.
1999 Hout, Michael. "Abortion Politics in the United States, 1972-1996." Gender Issues 17: 3-34.
1998 Gerber, Theodore P., and Michael Hout. "More Shock Than Therapy: Employment and Incomes in Russia, 1991-1996." American Journal of Sociology 104 (July): 1-51.
1995 Hout, Michael, Clem Brooks, and Jeff Manza. "The Democratic Class Struggle in U.S. Presidential Elections: 1948-1992." American Sociological Review 60 (December): 805-828.
1994 Hout, Michael, and Joshua R. Goldstein. "How 4.5 Million Irish Immigrants Came to Be 41 Million Irish Americans: Demographic, Social, and Subjective Components of the Ethnic Composition of the White Population of the United States." American Sociological Review 59 (February): 64-82.
1993 Raftery, Adrian E., and Michael Hout. "Maximally Maintained Inequality: Educational Stratification in Ireland". Sociology of Education 65 (January): 41-62.
1988 Hout, Michael. "More Universalism and Less Structural Mobility: The American Occupational Structure in the 1980s." American Journal of Sociology 93 (May): 1358-1400.
1987 Hout, Michael, and Andrew M. Greeley. "The Center Doesn't Hold: Church Attendance in the United States, 1940-1984." American Sociological Review 52: 325-345.
1985 Sobel, Michael E., Michael Hout, and Otis Dudley Duncan. "Exchange, Structure, and Symmetry in Occupational Mobility." American Journal of Sociology 91 (September): 359-372.
1984 Hout, Michael. "Occupational Mobility of Black Men: 1962-1973." American Sociological Review 49 (June): 308-322.
1978 Hout, Michael. "Determinants of Marital Fertility in the United States, 1968- 1970: Inferences from a Dynamic Model." Demography 15 (May): 139-161.