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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

Books

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

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

Scott, Jacqueline L., and Yu Xie. 2005. Quantitative Social Science. London: Sage.

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

Xie, Yu, and Kimberlee A. Shauman. 2003. Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes. Boston, MA : Harvard University Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

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.

Mu, Zheng, and Yu Xie. 2014. "Marital age homogamy in China: A reversal of trend in the reform era?" Social Science Research, 44: 141-157. DOI. Abstract.

Zeng, Zhen, and Yu Xie. Online Access 2014. "The Effects of Grandparents on Children’s Schooling: Evidence from Rural China." Demography, . NIHMSID: NIHMS514104. DOI.

Binstock, Georgina, Arland Thornton, M.J. Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, Yu Xie, and K.M. Yount. 2013. "Influences on the knowledge and beliefs of ordinary people about developmental hierarchies." International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 54(4): 325-344. PMCID: PMC3952150. DOI.

Xie, Yu. 2013. "Population heterogeneity and causal inference." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(16): 6262-6268. PMCID: PMC3631652. DOI.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Siwei Cheng, Michael Fang, Jessica Gillooly, Qing Lai, Airan Liu, Christopher Near, Xiao Wang, Xiang Zhou.