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Melvin Stephens

Yu Xie

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Sociology.

Professor, Statistics.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Faculty Associate, Center for Chinese Studies.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Dr. Xie studies social stratification and social mobility. His recent research is on factors related to recruitment into scientific professions. His other research interests include statistical methods and demographic techniques. He teaches courses on methods and statistics.

Recent Publications


Xie, Yu, and Alexandra Achen Killewald. 2012. Is American Science in Decline? Boston: Harvard University Press. Abstract.

Powers, Daniel, and Yu Xie. 2008. Statistical Methods for Categorical Data Analysis, 2nd Edition. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Abstract.

Thornton, Arland, William Axinn, and Yu Xie. 2007. Marriage and Cohabitation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Abstract.

Scott, Jacqueline L., and Yu Xie. 2006. . (Eds)Quantitative Social Science. London: Sage. Abstract.

Xie, Yu, and Kimberly Goyette. 2004. A Demographic Portrait of Asian Americans. Russell Sage and Population Reference Bureau. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Xie, Yu. Forthcoming. "The effects of contextual and individual level factors on Chinese adults' attitudes towards social environments." Chinese Sociological Review.

Luo, Weixiang, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. "Socio-economic disparities in mortality among the elderly in China." Population Studies. NIHMSID: NIHMS617529.

Zhang, Chunni, Qi Xu, Xiang Zhou, Xiaobo Zhang, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. "Are poverty rates underestimated in China? New evidence from four recent surveys." China Economic Review. DOI.

Zhou, Xiang, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. "Propensity-Score-Based Methods versus MTE-Based Methods in Causal Inference: Identification, Estimation, and Application." Sociological Methods and Research. NIHMSID: NIHMS418236.

Xie, Yu. 2014. "“Undemocracy”: inequalities in science." Science, 344(6186): 809-810. PMCID: PMC4159256. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Siwei Cheng, Michael Fang, Airan Liu, Christopher Near, Xiao Wang, Xiang Zhou.