Michael Rendall


Dr. Rendall joined the University of Maryland in the fall of 2011, moving from the non-profit RAND Corporation where he was Senior Social Scientist, Director of the Population Research Center and Postdoctoral Program in Population Studies, and Associate Director of the Labor and Population Division. His methodological work has included evaluation of data quality in fertility, family structure, and international migration; elderly poverty measurement; new statistical methods for combining survey and population data; and new methods for the simulation of cohort lifetimes and population dynamics. His theoretical work has included exploration of relationships of socio-economic inequality and social policy to fertility, household structure, and migration. His current research topics include migration between Mexico and the United States over the 1990s and 2000s, migration and social-demographic outcomes of New Orleanians following Hurricane Katrina, and modeling the development of obesity across U.S. childhoods.
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
SOCY 412 Family Demography Fall 2014
  • Michael Rendall
3139 Art/Sociology Building/0124J COLE
Department of Sociology
Phone: (301) 405-6434 x301
Email: mrendall@umd.edu