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Research Professor of Population Studies and Adjunct Professor of Sociology

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Population Studies Center, ISR
  • About

    Dr. Frey specializes in migration, population redistribution, and the demography of metropolitan areas. He is currently studying the dynamics of race and status-selective immigration and internal migration dynamics in U.S. metropolitan areas with the 1980-2000 Censuses. He also studies the migration and distribution of the elderly population in the U.S. as well as poverty migration determinants. Frey directs the Social Science Data Analysis Network ( that creates demographic media for educators and policy-makers.

    Dr. Frey is currently a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institute.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Brown University, 1974
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Social Demography, Urban Studies, Migration, Immigration