David D. McFarland . . .
Welcome to my Web Pages. I am a sociologist on the faculty of
the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). My main interests:
Social inequality and social
mobility, including the jobs and careers of individuals, and
the particular circumstances of immigrant families, the extremely
wealthy, and the rural poor.
Mathematical models of social
phenomena. Graphical and other statistical
tools for analyzing data.
Computers: as tools, as toys, and also
as social phenomena to be studied.
About a quarter century ago, I used some mathematical models to
forecast population composition in the year 2000. Now
the day of reckoning has arrived. My Year
2000 Page includes an assessment of how far wrong my
prediction was. It also includes material about a 1972
predecessor of Y2K problems, and some things about calendar
On this Web Site I also offer a bit of my perverse sense of humor.
Finally, here are some suggestions
in case you got to my Web Pages while looking
for someone else with a similar name,
or for information related to Irish (or for that matter
How to Reach Me:
- Snailmail. Department of Sociology, University
of California, Los Angeles CA 90095-1551 USA
- Phone. (310) 825-6380
- Fax. none
- Office. 285 Haines Hall
- For office hours, see my
Acknowledgement: For helpful comments I wish to thank
Mike Franks and Norman Wynn.