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Hongwei Xu

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.

Ph.D., Brown University

Dr. Xu's substantive research interests include social demography, health inequalities, epidemiologic and nutrition transitions, child well-being, and residential segregation. His methodological research interests include Bayesian inference, spatial statistics, longitudinal and multilevel analysis, and survival analysis.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Xu, Hongwei. Forthcoming. "Developmental Idealism, Body Weight and Shape, and Marriage Entry in Transitional China." Chinese Journal of Sociology.

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Hongwei Xu, and Zhenmei Zhang. Forthcoming. "Understanding Rural–Urban Differences in Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in China." Journal of Aging and Health. 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. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Lydia W. Li, Zhenmei Zhang, and Jinyun Liu. 2015. "Is Natural Experiment a Cure? Re-examing the Long-Term Health Effects of China's 1959-1961 Famine." Social Science and Medicine, 148: 110-122. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Zhenmei Zhang, and Hongwei Xu. 2015. "Late-life depression in Rural China: do village infrastructure and availability of community resources matter?" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30(7): 729-736. DOI. Abstract.

Huang, Guoying, Yu Xie, and Hongwei Xu. 2015. "Cognitive Ability: Social Correlates and Consequences in Contemporary China." Chinese Sociological Review, 47(4): 287-313. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Airan Liu, and Yueyun Zhang. 2015. "Inequality in children's well-being and development: Evidence from a national panel study." Chinese Journal of Sociology, 1(1): 88-107. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. 2015. "The Causal Effects of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Children's Wellbeing in China." European Sociological Review, 31(4): 502-519. PMCID: PMC4507435. DOI. Abstract.

Luke, Nancy, Hongwei Xu, and Binitha V. Thampi. 2014. "Husbands' participation in housework and child care in India." Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(3): 620-637. PMCID: PMC4256024. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, John Logan, and Susan Short. 2014. "Integrating Space with Place in Health Research: A Multilevel Spatial Investigation Using Child Mortality in 1880 Newark, New Jersey." Demography, 51(3): 811-834. PMCID: PMC4077901. DOI. Abstract.

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