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Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Director, Survey Research Center, ISR.
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.
Ghimire, Dirgha, Stephanie Chardoul, Ronald Kessler, William Axinn, and Bishnu Adhikari. Forthcoming. "Modifying and Validating the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) for Use in Nepal." International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. NIHMSID: NIHMS352538.
Link, Cynthia F., William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2012. "Household energy consumption: Community context and the fuelwood transition." Social Science Research, 41(3): 598-611. PMCID: PMC3461177. DOI. Abstract.
Wagner, J., B. West, N. Kirgis, James M. Lepkowski, William Axinn, and S. Ndiaye. 2012. "Use of Paradata in a Responsive Design Framework to Manage a Field Data Collection." Journal of Official Statistics, 28(4): 477-499. Abstract.
Jennings, Elyse Ann, William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2012. "The Effect of Parents’ Attitudes on Sons’ Marriage Timing." American Sociological Review, 77(6): 923-945. PMCID: PMC3590910. DOI. Abstract.
Williams, Nathalie, Dirgha Ghimire, William Axinn, Elyse Ann Jennings, and Meeta Sainju Pradhan. 2012. "A Micro-Level Event-Centered Approach to Investigating Armed Conflict and Population Responses." Demography, 49(4): 1521-1546. PMCID: PMC3495997. DOI. Abstract.