William G. Axinn
Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Ph.D., Sociology, 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. An ongoing research program in Chitwan, Nepal is piloting a survey of health and well-being of the elderly.
Select Aging Publications
Smith-Greenaway, Emily, Sarah Brauner-Otto, and William G. Axinn. 2018. "Offspring education and parental mortality: Evidence from South Asia." Social Science Research, 76: 157-168.
Jennings, Elyse Ann, William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2012. "The Effect of Parents’ Attitudes on Sons’ Marriage Timing." American Sociological Review, 77(6): 923-945. PMCID: PMC3590910.
Massey, D.S., Nathalie Williams, William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2010. "Community Services and Out-Migration." International Migration, 48(3): 1-41. PMCID: PMC3146299.
Thornton, Arland, Ronald Freedman, and William G. 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.
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