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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 G. 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

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. "Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health in China: A Reassessment with Data from the 2010-2012 China Family Panel Studies." Social Indicators Research. NIHMSID: NIHMS754739. DOI. Abstract.

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

Mu, Zheng, and Yu Xie. 2016. "'Motherhood Penalty' and 'Fatherhood Premium'? Fertility Effects on Parents in China." Demographic Research, 35(47): 1373-1410. DOI. Abstract.

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