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

General Information

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 2014

Isaac Sasson is Associate Professor of Sociology, Head of the BMI Demography Lab, and member of the Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and was Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Health at the London School of Economics, prior to joining Tel Aviv University. Prof. Sasson's research and teaching interests include health inequalities, demographic processes, and Big Data in the social sciences. His work has been published in leading journals including Science, JAMA, Demography, and Social Science & Medicine.


Health inequalities, demography, social stratification, Big Data in social science

Select Publications

Sasson, Isaac (2021). Age and COVID-19 mortality: A comparison of Gompertz doubling time across countries and causes of death. Demographic Research, 44: 379–396.


Cantu, Phillip, Connor M. Sheehan, Isaac Sasson, and Mark D. Hayward (2021). Increasing Education-Based Disparities in Healthy Life Expectancy Among US Non-Hispanic Whites, 2000–2010. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences 76(2): 319–329.


Wilson, Ben, Sven Drefahl, Isaac Sasson, Paul M. Henery, and Caroline Uggla (2020). Regional trajectories in life expectancy and life-span variation: Persistent inequality in two Nordic welfare states. Population, Space and Place 26(8): e2378.


Sasson, Isaac, and Ronen Shamir (2020). The 1931 Census of Palestine and the Statistical (Un)making of an Arab Landless Class. Middle Eastern Studies 56(2): 239–256.


Sasson, Isaac, and Mark D. Hayward (2019). Association Between Educational Attainment and Causes of Death Among White and Black US Adults, 2010–2017. JAMA 322(8): 756–763.


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.


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.


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