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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


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

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. "Assessing the Effectiveness of Anchoring Vignettes in Bias Reduction for Socioeconomic Disparities in Self-Rated Health among Chinese Adults." Sociological Methodology. NIHMSID: NIHMS669640. Abstract.

Xie, Yu, Alexandra Achen Killewald, and Christopher Near. Forthcoming. "Between- and Within-Occupation Inequality: The Case of High-Status Professions." ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. Online Access 2015. "The Causal Effects of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Children's Wellbeing in China." European Sociological Review, . NIHMSID: NIHMS669638. Abstract.

Han, Yoonsun, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Jorge Delva, and Yu Xie. 2014. "Estimating the Heterogeneous Relationship between Peer Drinking and Youth Alcohol Consumption in Chile Using Propensity Score Stratification." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(11): 11879-11897. PMCID: PMC4245649. DOI. Abstract.

Xie, Yu, and J. Hu. 2014. "An Introduction to the China Family Panel Studies (CFPS)." Chinese Sociological Review, 47(1): 3-29. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainees:

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