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Thomas Cooke

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Thomas Cooke

Research Interests:

Internal migration and spatial dimensions of poverty


Ph.D., Indiana University, 1993
M.A., Indiana University, 1988
B.A., Ohio State University, 1986

Representative Recent Publications:

Cooke TJ, CH Mulder and MJ Thomas. 2016. Union Dissolution and Migration. Demographic Research. 34(26): 741-760.

Cooke TJ and C Denton. 2015. The Suburbanization of Poverty? An Alternative Perspective. Urban Geography. 36(2): 300-313.

Awards and Honors:

Co-Editor, Urban Geography, 2015-2019.

U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Department of Demography, University of Groningen, 2014.



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My interests overlap with population, urban, and economic geography – with a primary interest in the interplay between spatial mobility and inequality. Specific areas of research include (1) the spatial concentration and suburbanization of poverty, (2) family migration decisions and their outcomes for women’s employment, and (3) the long-term decline in migration within the United States. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my wife and 5 children.