William Axinn

William Axinn

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1990
M.A., University of Michigan, 1988
B.A., Cornell University, 1986

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. He is a PI on the Developmental Idealism and Family and Population Dynamics in Nepal research project.

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Recent Pub

Developmental Idealism special issue, Chinese Journal of Sociology

Recent Pub

Allendorf. "Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice." Journal of Marriage and Family.

Recent Pub

Hongwei Xu. Developmental Idealism, Body Weight and Shape, and Marriage Entry in Transitional China. Chinese Journal of Sociology.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

Video Lecture

Arland Thornton speaks on "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs"

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