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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.

Select 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

Auerbach, R.P., J. Alonso, William Axinn, P. Cuijpers, D.D. Ebert, I. Hwang, R.C. Kessler, P. Mortier, M.K. Nock, S. Pinder-Amaker, N.A. Sampson, S. Aguilar-Gaxiola, A. Al-Hamzawi, L.H. Andrade, C. Benjet, J.M. Caldas-de-Almeida, K. Demyttenaere, S. Florescu, G. de Girolamo, O. Gureje, J.M. Haro, E.G. Karam, A. Kiejna, V. Kovess-Masfety, J.J. McGrath, S. O'Neill, B.E. Pennell, M. Ten Have, Y. Torres, A.M. Zaslavsky, Z. Zarkov, and R. Bruffaerts, et al. 2016. "Mental disorders among college students in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys." Psychological Medicine, 46(14): 2955-2970. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Heather Gatny, and James Wagner. 2015. "Maximizing data quality using mode switching in mixed-device survey design: Nonresponse bias and models of demographic behavior." methods, data, analyses, 9(2): 163-184. PMCID: PMC4746010. DOI. Abstract.

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.

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