William G. Axinn
Program in Society, Population, and Environment (SPE)
Understanding the Connections among Genes, Environment, Family Processes, and Mental Health (NIMH)
Responsive Design for Efficient Survey Data Collection: An Education Program (NICHD)
Transition to Adulthood within its Life Course & Intergenerational Family Context (NICHD)
Global Girls Research Initiative (DFID)
NSFG Year 5 Statement of Work Changes (CDC)
National Campus Climate Survey (Various Sponsors)
Testing a new approach to research on genetics, environment, family and mental health (NICHD)
Special Warfare Assessments for TSOC Support (SWATS) (DOD)
Labor Outmigration, Agricultural Productivity and Food Security (ESRC)
National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) (CDC)
Young Women's Relationships, Contraception, and Unintended Pregnancy (NICHD)
Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
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.
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.
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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Current PSC Trainees:
Ellen Compernolle, Mira Vale, Yang Zhang.