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Axinn says new data on campus rape will "allow students to see for themselves the full extent of this problem"

Frey says white population is growing in Detroit and other large cities


Susan Murphy to speak at U-M kickoff for data science initiative, Oct 6, Rackham

Andrew Goodman-Bacon, former trainee, wins 2015 Nevins Prize for best dissertation in economic history

Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

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William Axinn

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Sociology.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Axinn studies the relationships among social change, family organization, intergenerational relationships, marriage, cohabitation and fertility in the United States and Nepal. His research also includes the development of new methods for collecting social science data. His teaching centers on the family, the life course, fertility and research methods.

Recent Publications


Jayakody, Rukmalie, Arland Thornton, and William Axinn. 2008. . (Eds)International Family Change: Ideational Perspectives. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum. Abstract.

Thornton, Arland, William Axinn, and Yu Xie. 2007. Marriage and Cohabitation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Abstract.

Axinn, William, and Lisa D. Pearce. 2006. Mixed Method Data Collection Strategies. New York : Cambridge University Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Axinn, William, Dirgha Ghimire, Nathalie Williams, and Kate Scott. Forthcoming. "Associations between the social organization of communities and psychiatric disorders in rural Asia." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. NIHMSID: NIHMS717122. DOI. Abstract.

West, Brady Thomas, 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. 2015. "Demographic Change: The Case of Chitwan Valley in Nepal." International Journal of Sociology, 45(1): 1-3. DOI.

Axinn, William, Elyse Ann Jennings, and Mick P. Couper. 2015. "Response of sensitive behaviors to frequent measurement." Social Science Research, 49: 1-15. PMCID: PMC4247852. 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.

An, L., A. Zvoleff, Jianguo Liu, and William Axinn. 2014. "Agent-Based Modeling in Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Lessons from a Comparative Analysis." Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104(4): 723-745. 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 & Social Behavior, 54(4): 444-461. PMCID: PMC3891584. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Ellen Compernolle.