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Mon, May 7, 2018, noon: Student Forum on Educational Inequality

William G. Axinn

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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.

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Jayakody, Rukmalie, Arland Thornton, and William G. Axinn. 2008. . (Eds)International Family Change: Ideational Perspectives. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum. Abstract.

Jayakody, Rukmalie, Arland Thornton, and William G. Axinn. 2007. International Family Change: Ideational Perspectives. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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.

Journal Articles

Couper, Mick P., Garret Gremel, William G. Axinn, Heidi Marie Guyer, James Wagner, and Brady T. West. Forthcoming. "New options for national population surveys: The implications of internet and smartphone coverage." Social Science Research. DOI. Abstract.

Mortier, Philippe, William G. Axinn, Ronny Bruffaerts, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Ronald C. Kessler, Randy P. Auerbach, Jordi Alonso, Pim Cuijpers, et al. Forthcoming. "Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among college students and same-aged peers: results from the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys." Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William G., Maura Elaine Bardos, and Brady T. West. 2018. "General population estimates of the association between college experience and the odds of forced intercourse." Social science research, 70: 131-143. PMCID: PMC5820778. DOI. Abstract.

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