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William Axinn

Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy

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Dr. Axinn is professor of survey research, population studies, sociology and public policy at the University of Michigan. Axinn is a social demographer studying community, intergenerational, and social psychological influences on marriage, childbearing, reproductive health, mental health and the natural environment. He is former director of Michigan’s Survey Research Center with an active program of methodological research on longitudinal studies, survey data collection and mixed method studies. He is director of the Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS), a 20-year, mixed method longitudinal study in Nepal and deputy director of the Michigan team implementing the U.S. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) on behalf of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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