William G Axinn
Professor, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan;
Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan
Dr. Axinn is a social demographer specializing in community and intergenerational influences on fertility and marriage behavior. He also specializes in the interrelationships among population and environmental changes and in mixed method approaches for measuring population change and variation. He was the Principal Investigator of the original project on “Reciprocal Relations between Population and Environment” and “Changing Social Contexts and Family Formation” in Nepal, sponsored by NICHD. He has extensive research experience in Nepal and has written numerous papers analyzing the causes of family and environmental change and variation in Nepal, as well as papers on methodological aspects of survey research in Nepal.
Ghimire, Dirgha J. and William G. Axinn. Forthcoming. “Marital Processes, Arranged Marriage, and Contraception to Limit Fertility.” Demography PMC Journal - In Process.
Ghimire, Dirgha J., Stephanie Chardoul, Ronald Kessler, William G. Axinn, and Bishnu Adhikari. 2013. "Modifying and Validating the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) for Use in Nepal." International Journal for Methods in Psychiatric Research 22(1):71-81. PMCID: PMC3610833.
Jennings, Elyse A., 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.
Axinn, William G., Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Nathalie E. Williams. 2012. “Collecting Survey Data During Armed Conflict." Journal of Official Statistics 28(2):153-171. PMCID: PMC3571111.
Link, Cynthia F., William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2012. "Household Energy Consumption: Community Context and the Fuelwood Transition." Social Science Research 41:598-611. PMCID: PMC3461177.
Williams, Nathalie E., Dirgha J. Ghimire, William G. Axinn, Elyse A. Jennings, and Meeta S. Pradhan. 2012. "A Micro-Level Event-Centered Approach to Investigating Armed Conflict and Population Responses." Demography 49(4):1521-1546. PMCID: PMC3495997.
Axinn, William G. and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2011. "Social Organization, Population and Land Use." American Journal of Sociology 117(1): 209-258. PMCID: PMC3162250.
Axinn, William G., Jennifer S. Barber, and Ann E. Biddlecom. 2010. “Social Organization and the Transition from Direct to Indirect Consumption” Social Science Research 39:357-368. PMCID: PMC2877213.
Ghimire, Dirgha J. and William G. Axinn. 2010. "Community Context, Land Use and First Birth." Rural Sociology 75(3):478-513. PMCID: PMC2945390.
Massey, Douglas S., Nathalie Williams, William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2010. "Community Services and Out-Migration." International Migration 48(3):1-41. PMCID: PMC3146299.
Massey, Douglas S., William G. Axinn, and Dirgha J. Ghimire. 2010 "Environmental Change and Out-Migration: Evidence from Nepal." Population and Environment 32(2):109-136. PMCID: PMC3042700.
Axinn, William G. and Jennifer S. Barber. 2003. "Linking People and Land Use: A Sociological Perspective." In People and the Environment, edited by J. Fox, R.R. Rindfuss, S. Walsh, and V, Mishra. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Barber, Jennifer S., Ann E. Biddlecom, and William G. Axinn. 2003. "Neighborhood Social Change and Perception of Environmental Degradation." Population and Environment 25(2):77-108.