Thomas K. Burch *62

Ph.D. Dissertation: Internal Migration in Venezuela – A Methodological Study 1962
Phone: 
[250] 595-6660
Email Address: 
tkburch@uvic.ca

Department of Sociology
University of Victoria
PO Box 3050 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3P5
Canada

I retired from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 [mandatory retirement at age 65], and relocated to Victoria, British Columbia. I am Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria, and an associate of the fledgling Population Studies Group there. Also, I am a Research Affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle. Recent work has centered on methodological issues relating to the relations between theory and computer modelling in demography and other social sciences. At the IUUSP/Tours meetings, I chaired a session on New Approaches to Demographic Theory, and presented a paper on ‘Computer simulation and statistical modelling: rivals or complements’ in a session on The Epistemology of Demography, organised by Daniel Courgeau. I continue a collaboration with Rajulton Fernando and Zenaida Ravanera of UWO, studying the life course of Canadians. Future research includes a project with Zheng Wu [U-Vic] on models and projections of cohabitation.
Recent accomplishments: Surviving over 45 years as a demographer! Personal news: Keeping up with six grandchildren and studying rhythm guitar as applied to jazz, swing, and the American pop-standard song. Ph.D. Dissertation: Internal Migration in Venezuela – A Methodological Study 1962