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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

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 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, 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.

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.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Ellen Compernolle.