William Axinn

University of Michigan


William Axinn is a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. He is also a Research Professor in the Population Studies Center and Director of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, 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.