Nancy Denton


Nancy DentonExpertise: Demography

Contact Info:

  • Office: 337 Arts & Sciences Building
  • Phone: please contact by email
  • Mailing Address:
  • 1400 Washington Ave.
    Arts & Sciences 351
    University at Albany
    Albany, NY 12222

CV: Curriculum Vitae


  • 1984 Ph.D., Demography, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1977 M.A., Demography, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1973 M.A., Sociology, Fordham University
  • 1971 B.A., Sociology, LeMoyne College

Recent Research Projects

  • Newcomer Children in California -- The major goal of this project is to analyze differences for children who live in specific localities in California with large immigrant populations (and selected cities outside California, such as New York City, Miami, and Chicago) by immigrant generation and country of origin regarding their demographic, educational, economic, and neighborhood and housing situations.
  • Nest Egg or Goose Egg? Race, Class, & Housing in America -- The major goals of this project are to investigate the effect of neighborhood racial composition on neighborhood homeownership rates, housing value, and housing value appreciation from 1980-2000 in the 26 metro areas which have the largest proportionate black, Hispanic or Asian populations.
  • Geography of Economic Opportunity of America's Children -- The major goals of this project are to (1) analyze changes between 1980 and 2000 in the extent to which differential immigration by country of origin is responsible for increasing race/ethnic diversity of children in 276 specific metropolitan areas, and the nonmetropolitan areas of the 50 states, (2) examine the relative economic status of children in 2000 by race/ethnicity and immigrant generation/country of origin for specific localities using measures of poverty designed to overcome weaknesses in the official measure, and (3) assess for 2000 the differential spatial exposure of children to neighborhood circumstances likely to foster or undermine their development.

Research Interests

  • Residential Segregation
  • Race/Ethnic Inequality in Housing
  • Urban Neighborhoods

Courses Taught

  • SOC 115: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 220: Introduction to Social Research
  • SOC 370: Social Demography
  • SOC 375: Urban Neighborhood Diversity
  • SOC 665: Demography of Race and Residence