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William Axinn's Select 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

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.

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

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.

Axinn, William, Dirgha Ghimire, and Nathalie Williams. 2012. "Collecting Survey Data during Armed Conflict." Journal of Official Statistics, 28(2): 153-171. PMCID: PMC3571111. Abstract. Public Access.

Gatny, Heather, and William Axinn. 2012. "Willingness to Participate in Research during Pregnancy: Race, Experience, and Motivation." Field Methods, 24(2): 135-154. PMCID: PMC3393046. DOI.

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.

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.

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.

Axinn, William, Cynthia F. Link, and Robert M. Groves. 2011. "Responsive Survey Design, Demographic Data Collection, and Models of Demographic Behavior." Demography, 48(3): 1127-1149. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2011. "Social Organization, Population, and Land Use." American Journal of Sociology, 117(1): 209-258. PMCID: PMC3162250. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Meeso Caponi Ro. 2011. "Gender double standards in parenting attitudes." Social Science Research, 40(2): 417-432. PMCID: PMC3035381. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Jennifer S. Barber, and Ann E. Biddlecom. 2010. "Social organization and the transition from direct to indirect consumption." Social Science Research, 39(3): 357-368. PMCID: PMC2877213. DOI. Abstract.

Massey, D.S., Nathalie Williams, William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2010. "Community Services and Out-Migration." International Migration, 48(3): 1-41. PMCID: PMC3146299. DOI. Abstract.

Ghimire, Dirgha, and William Axinn. 2010. "Community Context, land use, and first birth." Rural Sociology, 75(2): 478-513. PMCID: PMC2945390. DOI. Abstract.

Massey, Douglas, William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2010. "Environmental Change and Out-Migration: Evidence from Nepal." Population & Environment, 32(2-3): 109-136. PMCID: PMC3042700. DOI. Abstract.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah, and William Axinn. 2010. "Parental family experiences, the timing of first sex, and contraception." Social Science Research, 39(6): 875-893. PMCID: PMC2978908. DOI. Abstract.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah, William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2007. "The spread of health services and fertility transition." Demography, 44(4): 747-770. Abstract.

Ghimire, Dirgha, William Axinn, Scott T. Yabiku, and Arland Thornton. 2006. "Social change, premarital nonfamily experience, and spouse choice in an arranged marriage society." American Journal of Sociology, 111(4): 1181-1218. DOI. Abstract.

Ghimire, Dirgha, and William Axinn. 2006. "Family Change in Nepal: Evidence from Western Chitwan." Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 33(2): 177-201.

Biddlecom, Ann E., William Axinn, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2005. "Environmental effects on family size preferences and subsequent reproductive behavior in Nepal." Population and Environment, 26(3): 183-206. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Barber, Jennifer S., and William Axinn. 2004. "New Ideas and Fertility Limitation: the Role of Mass Media." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 66(5): 1180-1200. DOI. Abstract.

Hoelter, Lynette, William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2004. "Social Change, Premarital Non-Family Experiences, and Marital Dynamics." Journal of Marriage and Family, 66(3): 1131-1151. DOI. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., Ann E. Biddlecom, and William Axinn. 2003. "Neighborhood Social Change and Perceptions of Environmental Degradation." Population and Environment, 25(2): 77-108. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Axinn, William, Arland Thornton, Lishou Yang, Linda C. Young-DeMarco, and Yu Xie. 2002. "Mothers' Reports of Children's Family Formation Behavior." Social Science Research, 31(2): 257-283. DOI. Abstract.

Beutel, Ann, and William Axinn. 2002. "Gender, Social Change, and Educational Attainment." Economic Development and Cultural Change, 51(1): 109-134. DOI. Abstract.

Maples, Jerry, Susan A. Murphy, and William Axinn. 2002. "Two Level Proportional Hazards Models." Biometrics, 58(4): 754-763. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2001. "Mass Education and Fertility Transition." American Sociological Review, 66(4): 481-505. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William, and Scott T. Yabiku. 2001. "Social Change, the Social Organization of Families, and Fertility Limitation." American Journal of Sociology, 106(5): 1219-61. DOI. Abstract.

Pienta, Amy M., Jennifer S. Barber, and William Axinn. 2001. "Social Change and Adult Children's Attitudes towards Support of Elderly Parents: Evidence from Nepal." Hallym International Journal of Aging, 3(2): 211-235. DOI.

Barber, Jennifer S., Susan A. Murphy, William Axinn, and Jerry Maples. 2000. "Discrete-Time Multilevel Hazard Analysis." Sociological Methodology, 30: 201-235. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Barber, Jennifer S., William Axinn, and Arland Thornton. 1999. "Unwanted Childbearing, Health and Mother-Child Relationships." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 40(3): 231-257. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William, Lisa D. Pearce, and Dirgha Ghimire. 1999. "Innovations in Life History Calendar Applications." Social Science Research, 28(3): 243-264. DOI. Abstract.

Yabiku, Scott T., William Axinn, and Arland Thornton. 1999. "Family Integration and Children's Self-Esteem." American Journal of Sociology, 104(5): 1494-1524. DOI. Abstract.

Shivakoti, Ganesh, William Axinn, Prem Bhandari, and Netra Chhetri. 1999. "The impact of community context on land use in an agricultural society." Population and Environment, 20(3): 191-213. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Barber, Jennifer S., and William Axinn. 1998. "The Impact of Parental Pressure for Grandchildren on Young People's Entry into Cohabitation and Marriage." Population Studies, 52(2): 129-144. DOI. Abstract.

Pearce, Lisa D., and William Axinn. 1998. "The impact of family religious life on the quality of mother-child relations." American Sociological Review, 63(6): 810-828. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William, Jennifer S. Barber, and Arland Thornton. 1998. "The Long-Term Impact of Parents' Childbearing Decisions on Children's Self -Esteem." Demography, 35(4): 435-443. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Barber, Jennifer S., and William Axinn. 1998. "Gender Role Attitudes and Marriage Among Young Women." Sociological Quarterly, 39(1): 11-31. DOI.

Axinn, William, and Jennifer S. Barber. 1997. "Living arrangements and family formation attitudes in early adulthood." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 59(3): 595-611. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William, Jennifer S. Barber, and Dirgha Ghimire. 1997. "The neighborhood history calendar: A data collection method designed for dynamic multilevel modeling." Sociological Methodology, 27: 355-392. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William, and Tom E. Fricke. 1996. "Community Context, Women's Natal Kin Ties, and Demand for Children: Macro-Micro Linkages in Social Demography." Rural Sociology, 61(2): 249-271. Abstract.

Axinn, William, and Arland Thornton. 1996. "The influence of parents' marital dissolutions on children's attitudes toward family formation." Demography, 33(1): 66-81. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Thornton, Arland, William Axinn, and Jay D. Teachman. 1995. "The Influence of School Enrollment and Accumulation on Cohabitation and Marriage in Early Adulthood." American Sociological Review, 60(5): 762-74. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Thornton, Arland, Terri L. Orbuch, and William Axinn. 1995. "Parent-Child Relationships During the Transition to Adulthood." Journal of Family Issues, 16(5): 538-64. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Marin E. Clarkberg, and Arland Thornton. 1994. "Family Influences on Family Size Preferences." Demography, 31(1): 65-79. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Hill, Daniel H., William Axinn, and Arland Thornton. 1993. "Competing Hazards with Shared Unmeasured Risk Factors." Sociological Methodology, 23: 245-77. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Frey, William H., Tom E. Fricke, William Axinn, and Arland Thornton. 1993. "Marriage, Social Inequality, and Women's Contact with Their Natal Families in Alliance Societies: Two Tamang Examples." American Anthropologist, 95(2): 395-419. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William, and Arland Thornton. 1993. "Mothers, Children, and Cohabitation: The Intergenerational Effects of Attitudes and Behavior." American Sociological Review, 58(2): 233-46. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William. 1993. "The effects of children's schooling on fertility limitation." Population Studies, 47(3): 481-493. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, and Arland Thornton. 1992. "The Relationship between Cohabitation and Divorce: Selectivity or Causal Influence?" Demography, 29(3): 357-74. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William, and Arland Thornton. 1992. "The Influence of Parental Resources on the Timing of the Transition to Marriage." Social Science Research, 21(3): 261-285. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Thornton, Arland, William Axinn, and Daniel H. Hill. 1992. "Reciprocal Effects of Religiosity, Cohabitation, and Marriage." American Journal of Sociology, 98(3): 628-65. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William. 1992. "Family organization and fertility limitation in Nepal." Demography, 29(4): 503-521. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Axinn, William. 1992. "Rural income, generating programs and fertility limitation: evidence from a microdemographics study in Nepal." Rural Sociology, 57(3): 396-413. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Tom E. Fricke, and Arland Thornton. 1991. "The Microdemographic Community-Study Approach: Improving Survey Data by Integrating the Ethnographic Method." Sociological Methods and Research, 20(2): 187-217. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William. 1991. "The influence of interviewer sex on responses to sensitive questions in Nepal." Social Science Research, 20(3): 303-318. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Jayakody, Rukmalie, Arland Thornton, and William Axinn. 2008. "Perspectives on international family change." In International Family Change: ideational perspectives edited by Rukmalie Jayakody; Arland Thornton; William G Axinn. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Axinn, William, Amie Emens, and Colter Mitchell. 2008. "Ideational influences on family change in the United States." In International Family Change: ideational perspectives edited by Rukmalie Jayakody; Arland Thornton; William G Axinn. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Axinn, William, Dirgha Ghimire, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2008. "The influence of ideational dimensions of social change on family formation in Nepal." In International Family Change: ideational perspectives edited by Rukmalie Jayakody; Arland Thornton; William G Axinn. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Barber, Jennifer S., and William Axinn. 2005. "How do Attitudes Shape Childbearing in the United States." In The New Population Problem: Why Families in Developed Countries Are Shrinking and What it Means edited by Alan C Booth and Ann C. Crouter. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Barber, Jennifer S., and William Axinn. 2005. "How do attitudes shape childbearing in the United States?" In The new population problem : why families in developed countries are shrinking and what it means edited by Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter. 59-92. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Thornton, Arland, and William Axinn. 2004. "The Social Demography of Fertility: Some Contributions of American Surveys." In Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond edited by J. S. House, F. T Juster, R.L. Kahn, H. Schuman and E. Singer. Pp. 281-304. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Axinn, William, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2003. "Linking People and Land Use: A Sociological Perspective." In People and the Environment edited by J. Fox, RR Rindfuss, S Walsh, V Mishra. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Thornton, Arland, Ronald Freedman, and William Axinn. 2002. "Intergenerational Panel Study of Parents and Children." In Looking at Lives: American Longitudinal Studies of the Twentieth Century edited by Erin Phelps, Frank F Furstenberg and Anne Colby. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., William Axinn, and Arland Thornton. 2002. "The Influence of Attitudes on Family Formation Processes." In Meaning and Choice: Value Orientations and Life Course Decisions edited by Ron Lesthaeghe. The Hague: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute.

Thornton, Arland, William Axinn, Tom E. Fricke, and Duane Alwin. 2001. "Values and Beliefs in the Lives of Children and Families." In The Well-Being of Children and Families: Research and Data Needs edited by Arland Thornton. Pp. 215-243. Ann Arbor, MI: Univeristy of Michigan Press.

Axinn, William, and Arland Thornton. 2000. "The Transformation in the Meaning of Marriage." In Ties That Bind: Perspectives on Marriage and Cohabitation edited by L. Waite, C. Bachrach, M. Hindin, E. Thompson, and A. Thornton. Pp. 147-165. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

PSC Reports

Axinn, William, Sarah Brauner-Otto, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2013. "Parents’ Emotional Bond and Children’s Marriage Timing." PSC Research Report No. 13-783. January 2013. 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." PSC Research Report No. 12-752. January 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Axinn, William, Cynthia F. Link, and Robert M. Groves. 2011. "Responsive Survey Design, Demographic Data Collection, and Models of Demographic Behavior." NSFG Paper No. 09-005. October 2011. Abstract. PDF.

Axinn, William, Dirgha Ghimire, and Nathalie Williams. 2011. "Collecting Survey Data during Armed Conflict." PSC Research Report No. 11-730. February 2011. Abstract. PDF.

Lepkowski, James M., William Axinn, Nicole Kirgis, Shonda Kruger Ndiaye, William Mosher, and Robert M. Groves. 2010. "Use of Paradata in a Responsive Design Framework to Manage a Field Data Collection." NSFG Paper No. 10-012. June 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Ghimire, Dirgha, Stephanie Chardoul, Ronald Kessler, William Axinn, and Bishnu Adhikari. 2010. "Modifying and Validating the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) for Use in Nepal." PSC Research Report No. 10-706. June 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Williams, Nathalie, Dirgha Ghimire, William Axinn, Elyse Ann Jennings, and Meeta Sainju Pradhan. 2010. "A Micro-Level Approach to Investigating Armed Conflict and Population Responses." PSC Research Report No. 10-707. June 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Massey, Douglas S., William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2007. "Environmental Change and Out-Migration: Evidence from Nepal." PSC Research Report No. 07-615. January 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Axinn, William, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2007. "Social Organization, Population, and Land Use." PSC Research Report No. 07-617. February 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Axinn, William, Jennifer S. Barber, and Ann E. Biddlecom. 2007. "Social Organization and the Transition from Direct to Indirect Consumption." PSC Research Report No. 07-618. February 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Brauner-Otto, Sarah, William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. "The Spread of Health Services and Fertility Transition." PSC Research Report No. 07-619. February 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Link, Cynthia F., William Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2007. "Household Energy Consumption: Community Context and the Fuelwood Transition." PSC Research Report No. 07-629. October 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Fricke, Tom E., William Axinn, and Arland Thornton. "Marriage, Social Inequality, and Women's Contact with their Natal Families in Alliance Societies: Two Tamang Examples." PSC Research Report No. 92-265. November 1992. Abstract.

Axinn, William. "Interviewers and Data Quality in a Less Developed Setting." PSC Research Report No. 89-150. July 1989. Abstract.

Axinn, William. "The Influence of Interviewer Gender on Responses to Sensitive Questions in Less Developed Settings: Evidence from Nepal." PSC Research Report No. 89-151. July 1989. Abstract.

Other Reports

Axinn, William, and Heather H. Gatny. 2001. "The Stycos legacy: multimethod approaches to social demography." Population and Development Program Working Papers 2001.03.