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Yu Xie

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Director, Center on Contemporary China, Princeton University.

Professor, Sociology, Princeton University.

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.

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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.

Journal Articles

Liu, Airan, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. "Why do Asian Americans academically outperform Whites? – The cultural explanation revisited." Social Science Research. DOI. Abstract.

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. DOI. Abstract.

Zhou, Jie, and Yu Xie. 2016. "Does Economic Development Affect Life Satisfaction? A Spatial–Temporal Contextual Analysis in China." Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(2): 643-658. DOI. Abstract.

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