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William Axinn

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Director, Survey Research Center, ISR.

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

Books

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

Axinn, William, Dirgha Ghimire, Nathalie Williams, and Kate M. Scott. 2013. "Gender, Traumatic Events, and Mental Health Disorders in a Rural Asian Setting." Journal of Health & Social Behavior, 54(4): 444-461. PMCID: PMC3891584. DOI. Abstract.

Ghimire, Dirgha, and William Axinn. 2013. "Marital Processes, Arranged Marriage, and Contraception to Limit Fertility." Demography, 50: 1663-1686. PMCID: PMC3786027. DOI. Abstract.

Gatny, Heather H., Mick P. Couper, and William Axinn. 2013. "New strategies for biosample collection in population-based social research." Social Science & Medicine, 42(5): 1402-1409. PMCID: PMC3717190. DOI. Abstract.

Ghimire, Dirgha, Stephanie Chardoul, Ronald Kessler, William Axinn, and Bishnu Adhikari. 2013. "Modifying and Validating the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) for Use in Nepal." International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 22(1): 71-81. PMCID: PMC3610833. DOI.

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.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Ellen Compernolle, Emily Smith-Greenaway.