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Hongwei Xu

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

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, 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.

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Hongwei Xu, and Zhenmei Zhang. Online Access 2015. "Understanding Rural–Urban Differences in Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in China." Journal of Aging and Health, . DOI. Abstract.

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.

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.

Xu, Hongwei. 2014. "Comparing spatial and multilevel regression models for binary outcomes in neighborhood studies." Sociological Methodology, 44(1): 229-272. PMCID: PMC4181593. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Blessing Mberu, Nancy Luke, and Rachel Goldberg. 2013. "Dimensions of Rural-to-Urban Migration and Premarital Pregnancy in Kenya." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 648(1): 104-119. PMCID: PMC3892774. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, S. Short, and T. Liu. 2013. "Dynamic relations between fast-food restaurant and body weight status: a longitudinal and multilevel analysis of Chinese adults." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(3): 271-279. PMCID: PMC3574174. DOI. Abstract.

Luke, Nancy, Hongwei Xu, Blessing Mberu, and Rachel Goldberg. 2012. "Migration Experience and Premarital Sexual Initiation in Urban Kenya: An Event History Analysis." Studies in family Planning, 43(2): 115-126. PMCID: PMC3665273. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, and Susan Short. 2011. "Health insurance coverage rates in 9 provinces in China doubled from 1997 to 2006, with a dramatic rural upswing." Health Affairs, 30(12): 2419-26. PMCID: PMC3302173. DOI. Abstract.

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