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William G. Axinn

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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.

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Books

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

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

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

Journal Articles

Brauner-Otto, Sarah, and William G. Axinn. Forthcoming. "Natural resource collection and desired family size: a longitudinal test of environment-population theories." Population and Environment. DOI. Abstract.

Hawes, Armani, William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. Forthcoming. "Ethnicity and Psychiatric Disorders." Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health. NIHMSID: NIHMS826048.

Axinn, William G., Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Emily Smith-Greenaway. 2017. "Emotional Variation and Fertility Behavior." Demography, 54(2): 437-458. DOI. Abstract.

Auerbach, R.P., J. Alonso, William G. Axinn, P. Cuijpers, D.D. Ebert, I. Hwang, and R.C. Kessler, 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.

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