Arun Hendi

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
257 Wallace Hall

Ph.D. Demography and Sociology
University of Pennsylvania, 2015


Arun Hendi is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs with joint affiliations in The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research. His research uses demographic methods to study socioeconomic and racial inequalities in life expectancy and health; changing trends in marriage, divorce, and assortative mating; and population dynamics in cities and rural areas. His current projects include an examination of how and why black life expectancy in the United States improved over the last quarter century and an analysis of how population flows between urban, suburban, and rural areas influence health and well-being. His recent projects have been supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Aging.

Selected Publications

Hendi, Arun S., Irma T. Elo, and Pekka Martikainen. 2021. “The Implications of Changing Education Distributions for Life Expectancy Gradients.” Forthcoming at Social Science & Medicine.

Vierboom, Yana C., Samuel H. Preston, and Arun S. Hendi. 2019. “Rising Geographic Inequality in Mortality in the United States.” Social Science & Medicine – Population Health 9: 100478. (PMCID: PMC6804490).

Hendi, Arun S. 2019. “Proximate Sources of Change in Trajectories of American First Marriage, 1960-2010.” Demography 56(3): 835-862. (PMCID: PMC6827978)

Elo, Irma T., Arun S. Hendi, Jessica Y. Ho, Yana Vierboom, and Samuel H. Preston. 2019. “Trends in Non-Hispanic White Mortality in the United States by Metropolitan-Nonmetropolitan Status and Region, 1990-2016.” Population and Development Review 45(3): 549-583 (PMCID: PMC6771562).

Ho, Jessica Y. and Arun S. Hendi. 2018. “Recent Trends in Life Expectancy Across High Income Countries: Retrospective Observational Study.” The BMJ 362: k2562. (PMCID: PMC6092679)

Hendi, Arun S. 2017. “Globalization and Contemporary Fertility Convergence.” Social Forces 96(1): 215-238. (PMCID: PMC5791912)

Hendi, Arun S. 2017. “Trends in Education-Specific Life Expectancy, Data Quality, and Shifting Education Distributions: A Note on Recent Research.” Demography 54(3): 1203-1213. (PMCID: PMC5482278)

Hendi, Arun S. 2015. “Trends in U.S. Life Expectancy Gradients: The Role of Changing Educational Composition.” International Journal of Epidemiology 44(3): 946-955. (PMCID: PMC4607744)

Hendi, Arun S., Neil K. Mehta, and Irma T. Elo. 2014. “Health Among Black Children by Maternal and Child Nativity.” American Journal of Public Health 105(4): 703-710. (PMCID: PMC4358160)

Berry, Heather, Mauro F. Guillén, and Arun S. Hendi. 2014. “Is There Convergence Across Countries? A Spatial Approach.” Journal of International Business Studies 45(4): 387-404. (authors listed alphabetically) (PMCID: PMC4286895)