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Dirgha Ghimire

Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center.

Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Ghimire studies the relationship among social context, social change, family organization, marriage arrangement, and first birth timing in Nepal. His research also includes the inter-relationship between population and environmental dynamics.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Ghimire, Dirgha, William Axinn, and Emily Smith-Greenaway. 2015. "Impact of the spread of mass education on married women's experience with domestic violence." Social Science Research, 54: 319-331. PMCID: PMC4607934. DOI. Abstract.

West, Brady T., Dirgha Ghimire, and William Axinn. 2015. "Evaluating a Modular Design Approach to Collecting Survey Data Using Text Messages." Survey Research Methods, 9(2): 111-123. PMCID: PMC4551499. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Dirgha Ghimire, Nathalie Williams, and Kate Scott. 2015. "Associations between the social organization of communities and psychiatric disorders in rural Asia." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50(10): 1537-1545. PMCID: PMCID4594883. DOI. Abstract.

Ghimire, Dirgha. 2015. "Wives' and Husbands' Nonfamily Experiences and First-Birth Timing." International Journal of Sociology, 45(1): 4-23. PMCID: PMC4587386. DOI. Abstract.

Carter, Neil H., Andres Vina, Vanessa Hull, William J. McConnell, William Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire, and Jianguo Liu. 2014. "Coupled human and natural systems approach to wildlife research and conservation." Ecology and Society, 19(3): 43. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Dirgha Ghimire, Nathalie Williams, and Kate M. Scott. 2013. "Gender, Traumatic Events, and Mental Health Disorders in a Rural Asian Setting." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 54(4): 444-461. PMCID: PMC3891584. DOI. Abstract.

Binstock, Georgina, Arland Thornton, M.J. Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, Yu Xie, and K.M. Yount. 2013. "Influences on the knowledge and beliefs of ordinary people about developmental hierarchies." International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 54(4): 325-344. PMCID: PMC3952150. DOI. Abstract.

Ghimire, Dirgha, and William Axinn. 2013. "Marital Processes, Arranged Marriage, and Contraception to Limit Fertility." Demography, 50: 1663-1686. PMCID: PMC3786027. DOI. Abstract.

Piotrowski, Martin, Dirgha Ghimire, and Ronald Rindfuss. 2013. "Farming Systems and Rural Out-Migration in Nang Rong, Thailand, and Chitwan Valley, Nepal." Rural Sociology, 78(1): 75-108. PMCID: PMC3963478. DOI. Abstract.

Bhandari, Prem B., and Dirgha Ghimire. 2013. "Rural Agricultural Change and Fertility Transition in Nepal." Rural Sociology, 78(2): 229-252. PMCID: PMC3667159. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Ellen Compernolle.