Isaac Sasson


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Sasson, Isaac, and Alexander Weinreb. (2024). Israel as a demographic anomaly: Between Europe and the Middle East. Strategic Assessment: A Multidisciplinary Journal on National Security, 27(2). (In Press).

Sasson, Isaac, and Yossi Harpaz. (2023). Demography as Destiny? Shifting Power Relations among Sectors in Israeli Society. Israeli Sociology, 24(2), 160–177. [Hebrew]

Shay, Dana, Yossi Shavit, and Isaac Sasson. (2023). Poverty in early childhood and future educational achievements. Early Child Development and Care (In Press).

Bernstein, Shayna, and Isaac Sasson. (2023). Black and white differences in subjective survival expectations: An evaluation of competing mechanisms. SSM – Population Health, 21, 101339.

Permanyer, Iñaki, Isaac Sasson, and Francisco Villavicencio. (2023). Group- and individual-based approaches to health inequality: Towards an integration. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 186(2), 217–240.

Sasson, Isaac, and Atalia Regev. (2022). Class-Based Inequalities in Health and Mortality in Israel: A Theoretical and Empirical Review. Israeli Sociology, 23(1), 109–132. [Hebrew]

Riffe, Tim, Enrique Acosta, Isaac Sasson, and the COVerAGE-DB team. (2021). Data Resource Profile: COVerAGE-DB: a global demographic database of COVID-19 cases and deaths. International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(2): 390–390f.

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, 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. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences 73: S20–S28.

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

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.

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. The 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.

Commentaries and other publications

Sasson, Isaac. (2023). Lessons for Measuring Jewish Identity from Racial Categorization in Population Censuses: Commentary on According to Their Numbers. Contemporary Jewry, 43: 225–228.

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). ISIS’ Yazidi Genocide. Foreign Affairs (June 8).

Montez , Jennifer Karas, Isaac Sasson, and Mark D. Hayward. (2016). Declining U.S. Life Expectancy, 1990-2010. Health Affairs 35(3): 550.

Working papers and research reports

Vaknin, Dana, Yossi Shavit, and Isaac Sasson. (2019). Emerging Early Childhood Inequality: Poverty and Future Academic Achievement. State of the nation report: Society, economy and policy in Israel, 313-359. Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel.

Sasson, Isaac. (2019). Long-Term Mortality Forecast for Israel: Evaluating Current Methods and Alternatives. Research report for the National Insurance Institute of Israel. [Hebrew]