Prof. Isaac Sasson

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
חוג לסוציולוגיה ואנתרופולוגיה סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Isaac Sasson
Phone: 03-6408967
Office: Naftali - Social Sciences, 637


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 2014

Isaac Sasson is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and is a former Fellow in Population Health at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Isaac's research focuses on social disparities in health in low-mortality countries and the recent decline in life expectancy among lower-educated Americans. His work has been published in leading journals, including Demography, PLOS Medicine, Journal of Gerontology, and Social Science & Medicine.

Academic Appointments

Sociology of health, social stratification, demography, quantitative methodology. 

Selected Publications

van Raalte, Alyson A., Isaac Sasson, and Pekka Martikainen. 2018. “The Case for Monitoring Life-span Inequality.” Science 362(6418): 1002–4.


Sheehan, Connor, Jennifer Karas Montez, and Isaac Sasson. 2018. “Does the Functional form of the Association between Education and Mortality Differ by U.S. Region?” Biodemography and Social Biology 64(1):63–81.


Crimmins, Eileen, Yasuhiko Saito, Jung Ki Kim, Yuan Zhang, Isaac Sasson, and Mark Hayward. 2018. “Educational Differences in the Prevalence of Dementia and Life Expectancy with Dementia in the United States: Changes from 2000 to 2010.” Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences 73(S1)20–28.


Sasson, Isaac, and Alexander Weinreb. 2017. “Land Cover Change and Fertility in West-Central Africa: Rural Livelihoods and the Vicious Circle Model.” Population and Environment 38(4):345–68.


Sasson, Isaac. 2017. “Reply to Trends in Education-Specific Life Expectancy, Data Quality, and Shifting Education Distributions: A Note on Recent Research.” Demography 54(3):1215-19.


Cetorelli, Valeria, Isaac Sasson, Nazar Shabila, and Gilbert Burnham. 2017. “Mortality and Kidnapping Estimates for the Yazidi Population in the Area of Mount Sinjar, Iraq, in August 2014: A Retrospective Household Survey.” PLOS Medicine 14(5): e1002297.


Sasson, Isaac. 2016. “Diverging Trends in Cause-Specific Mortality and Life Years Lost by Educational Attainment: Evidence from United States Vital Statistics Data, 1990-2010.” PLOS ONE 11(10): e0163412.


Sasson, Isaac. 2016. “Trends in Life Expectancy and Lifespan Variation by Educational Attainment: United States, 1990-2010.” Demography 53(2):269-93.


Hayward, Mark D., Robert A. Hummer, and Isaac Sasson. 2015. “Trends and Group Differences in the Association between Educational Attainment and U.S. Adult Mortality: Implications for Understanding Education's Causal Influence.” Social Science & Medicine 127:8-18.


Sasson, Isaac, and Debra J. Umberson. 2014. “Widowhood and Depression: New Light on Gender Differences, Selection, and Psychological Adjustment.” Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 69(1):135-45.


Sasson, Isaac, and Arthur Sakamoto. 2014. “Non-poor Components of Population Growth and Immigration in the U.S., 1990-2010.” Social Indicators Research 115(1):183-201.


Tel Aviv University makes every effort to respect copyright. If you own copyright to the content contained
here and / or the use of such content is in your opinion infringing, Contact us as soon as possible >>