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Hongwei Xu

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

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

Adjunct Lecturer, Chinese Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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.

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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.

Zhang, Zhenmei, Lydia W. Li, Hongwei Xu, and Jinyu Liu. 2016. "An ecological study of social fragmentation, socioeconomic deprivation, and suicide in rural China: 2008-2010." SSM-Population Health, 2: 365-372. PMCID: PMC5067073. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei. 2016. "Developmental Idealism, Body Weight and Shape, and Marriage Entry in Transitional China." Chinese Journal of Sociology, 2(2): 235-258. PMCID: PMC5125396. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Lydia W. Li, Zhenmei Zhang, and Jinyun Liu. 2016. "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. PMCID: PMC4698174. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Hongwei Xu, and Zhenmei Zhang. 2016. "Understanding Rural–Urban Differences in Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in China." Journal of Aging and Health, 28(2): 341-362. PMCID: PMC4893784. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. 2016. "Assessing the Effectiveness of Anchoring Vignettes in Bias Reduction for Socioeconomic Disparities in Self-Rated Health among Chinese Adults." Sociological Methodology, 46(1): 84-120. PMCID: PMC5053179. 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.

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