William Axinn

University of Michigan


William G. Axinn is Director of the Survey Research Center, Professor in the Department of Sociology, and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography in 1990 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Axinn specializes in community and intergenerational influences on marriage and fertility behavior, mixed method approaches for measuring population change and variation, and population and environment dynamics. He has worked extensively both in Nepal and the United States. He is also Director of the Population and Ecology Research Laboratory in Nepal and Deputy Director of the U.S. National Survey of Family Growth.