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Monday, Dec 7 at noon, 6050 ISR-Thompson
Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Hongwei Xu's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. "Assessing the Effectiveness of Anchoring Vignettes in Bias Reduction for Socioeconomic Disparities in Self-Rated Health among Chinese Adults." Sociological Methodology. NIHMSID: NIHMS669640. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. 2015. "The Causal Effects of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Children's Wellbeing in China." European Sociological Review, 31(4): 502-519. PMCID: PMC4507435. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Hongwei Xu, and Zhenmei Zhang. Online Access 2015. "Understanding Rural–Urban Differences in Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in China." Journal of Aging and Health, . DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Airan Liu, and Yueyun Zhang. 2015. "Inequality in children's well-being and development: Evidence from a national panel study." Chinese Journal of Sociology, 1(1): 88-107. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Zhenmei Zhang, and Hongwei Xu. 2015. "Late-life depression in Rural China: do village infrastructure and availability of community resources matter?" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30(7): 729-736. DOI. Abstract.

Huang, Guoying, Yu Xie, and Hongwei Xu. 2015. "Cognitive Ability: Social Correlates and Consequences in Contemporary China." Chinese Sociological Review, 47(4): 287-313. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei. 2014. "Comparing spatial and multilevel regression models for binary outcomes in neighborhood studies." Sociological Methodology, 44(1): 229-272. PMCID: PMC4181593. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, John Logan, and Susan Short. 2014. "Integrating Space with Place in Health Research: A Multilevel Spatial Investigation Using Child Mortality in 1880 Newark, New Jersey." Demography, 51(3): 811-834. PMCID: PMC4077901. DOI. Abstract.

Luke, Nancy, Hongwei Xu, and Binitha V. Thampi. 2014. "Husbands' participation in housework and child care in India." Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(3): 620-637. PMCID: PMC4256024. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, S. Short, and T. Liu. 2013. "Dynamic relations between fast-food restaurant and body weight status: a longitudinal and multilevel analysis of Chinese adults." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(3): 271-279. PMCID: PMC3574174. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Blessing Mberu, Nancy Luke, and Rachel Goldberg. 2013. "Dimensions of Rural-to-Urban Migration and Premarital Pregnancy in Kenya." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 648(1): 104-119. PMCID: PMC3892774. DOI. Abstract.

Luke, Nancy, Hongwei Xu, Blessing Mberu, and Rachel Goldberg. 2012. "Migration Experience and Premarital Sexual Initiation in Urban Kenya: An Event History Analysis." Studies in family Planning, 43(2): 115-126. PMCID: PMC3665273. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, and Susan Short. 2011. "Health insurance coverage rates in 9 provinces in China doubled from 1997 to 2006, with a dramatic rural upswing." Health Affairs, 30(12): 2419-26. PMCID: PMC3302173. DOI. Abstract.

Logan, John, Seth Spielman, Hongwei Xu, and Philip Klein. 2011. "Identifying and Bounding Ethnic Neighborhoods." Urban Geography, 32(3): 334-359. PMCID: PMC3770291. DOI. Abstract.

Luke, Nancy, and Hongwei Xu. 2011. "Exploring the meaning of context for health:Community influences on child health in South India." Demographic Research, 24(15): 345-374. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Nancy Luke, and Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu. 2010. "Concurrent sexual partnerships among youth in urban Kenya: prevalence and partnership effects." Population Studies - A Journal of Demography, 64(3): 247-261. PMCID: PMC3366482. DOI. Abstract.

Logan, John, Weiwei Zhang, and Hongwei Xu. 2010. "Applying Spatial Thinking to Social Science Research." GeoJournal, 75(1): 15-27. PMCID: PMC2860748. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, and Elizabeth Minca. 2008. "How Chinese Children Spend Their Time." Applied Demography in the 21st Century, : 299-334. DOI. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Xu, Hongwei, Lydia W. Li, Zhenmei Zhang, and Jinyu Liu. 2015. "Is Natural Experiment a Cure? Re-examing the Long-Term Health Effects of China's 1959-1961 Famine." PSC Research Report No. 15-844. August 2015. Abstract. PDF.

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. 2014. "Assessing the Effectiveness of Anchoring Vignettes in Bias Reduction for Socioeconomic Disparities in Self-Rated Health among Chinese Adults." PSC Research Report No. 14-820. May 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. 2013. "The Causal Effects of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Children’s Wellbeing in China." PSC Research Report No. 13-798. August 2013. Abstract. PDF.