Axinn, William G, et al.Mother's Reports of Children's Family Formation Behavior”. Social Science Research 31 (2002): , 31, 257-283. Print.Abstract

In this article we explore methods for using mothers’ interviews to gather data on their children’s family formation experiences. These methods constitute a cost-efficient means of gathering data for models of family background that include both intergenerational and sibling influences. To judge the utility of these methods, we examine the quality of
mothers’ reports across a range of their children’s family formation behaviors. The dimensions of reporting quality we analyze include completeness, precision, and accuracy of mothers’ reports. We use unique data from personal interviews with mother– child pairs to test the accuracy of these mothers’ reports. The results demonstrate that, with some
behaviors, a flexible data collection approach can gather complete, precise, and accurate information on an entire sibling set by interviewing mothers. Our examination of data quality also suggests important limits on the use of this approach. The quality of mothers’ reports depends on the subject matter, with mothers providing lower quality reports of
their children’s cohabitation behavior compared to their children’s marital, childbearing, and divorce behavior.

Xie, Yu. “Demographic Models”. Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2001. Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Demographic models can have two meanings, one broad and one narrow. In its broad meaning, demographic models refer to all mathematical, statistical, forecast, and microsimulation models that are applied to studies of demographic phenomena. In its narrow meaning, demographic models refer to empirical regularities in age patterns of demographic events. This article is concerned with demographic models in the narrow definition. Demographic models are widely used (a) to improve data quality and (b) to compare demographic outcomes and processes across populations or subpopulations. Both parametric and semiparametric specifications have been proposed for modeling age patterns of demographic events, giving rise to parametric models and semiparametric models. Successful applications of both types of models are found in research on mortality, nuptiality, and fertility. As an integral part of formal demography, demographic models have been linked closely to mathematical demography. In recent decades, however, statistical demography has played an increasingly important role in demographic models.

Xie, Yu. “Demography: Past, Present, and Future”. Journal of the American Statistical Association 3r150093 (2000). Print. xie2000jasa.pdf
Raymo, James M, and Yu Xie. “Income of the Urban Elderly in Postreform China:Political Capital, Human Capital, and the State”. Social Science Research 29 (2000): , 29, 1-24. Print. raymo-xie2000ssr.pdf
Xie, Yu. “The Tension Between Generality and Accuracy”. Sociological Methods & Research 27.3 (1999): , 27, 3, 428-435. Print. xie1999.pdf
Mouw, Ted, and Yu Xie. “BILINGUALISM AND THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTOF FIRST- AND SECOND-GENERATION ASIAN AMERICANS:ACCOMMODATION WITH OR WITHOUT ASSIMILATION?”. American Sociological Review 64.April (1999): , 64, April, 232-252. Print. mouw-xie1999.pdf
Goyette, Kimberly, and Yu Xie. “Educational Expectations of Asian American Youths: Determinants and Ethnic Differences”. Sociology of Education 72.(January) (1999): , 72, (January), 22-36. Print. goyette-xie1999soe.pdf
Goyette, Kimberly, and Yu Xie. “The Intersection of Immigration and Gender: Labor Force Outcomes of Immigrant Women Scientists”. Social Science Quarterly 80.2 (1999): , 80, 2, 395. Print. goyette-xie1999ssq.pdf
Xie, Yu, and Kimberlee A Shauman. “Sex Differences in Research Productivity: New Evidence About An Old Puzzle”. American Sociological Review 63 (1998): , 63, 847-870. Print. xie-shauman1998.pdf
Hannum, Emily, and Yu Xie. “Ethnic Stratification in Northwest China: Occupational Differences Between Han Chinese and National Minorities in Xinjiang, 1982-1990”. Demography 35.3 (1998): , 35, 3, 323-333. Print. hannum-xie1998.pdf
Lin, Ge, and Yu Xie. “The Loglinear Modeling of Interstate Migration: Some Additional Considerations”. American Sociological Review (1998). Print. lin-xie1998.pdf
Raymo, James M, and Yu Xie. “Temporal and Regional Variation in the Strength of Educational Homogamy”. American Sociological Review (1998). Print. raymo-xie2000asr.pdf
Xie, Yu, and Kimberlee A Shauman. “Modeling the Sex-Typing of Occupational Choice”. Sociological Methods & Research 26.2 (1997): , 26, 2, 233-261. Print. xie-shauman1997.pdf
Xie, Yu, and Kimberly Goyette. “The Racial Identification of Biracial Children with One Asian Parent: Evidence from the 1990 Census”. Social Forces 76.2 (1997): , 76, 2, 547. Print. xie-goyette1997.pdf
Xie, Yu. “Review of 'Generating Social Stratification: Toward a New Research Agenda'”. Contemporary Sociology 26.6 (1997): , 26, 6, 707. Print. review1997.pdf
Xie, Yu, and Emily Hannum. “Regional Variation in Earnings Inequalityin Reform-Era Urban China”. American Journal of Sociology 101.4 (1996): , 101, 4, 950-992. Print.Abstract

This article studies the regional variation in earnings inequality
in contemporary urban China, focusing on the relationship between
the pace of economic reforms and earnings determination.
Through a multilevel analysis, it shows that economic growth depresses
the returns to education and work experience and does
not affect the net differences between party members and nonmembers
and between men and women. Overall earnings inequality
remains low and only slightly correlated with economic
growth because, in faster-growing cities, the tendency toward
higher levels of inequality is somewhat offset by the lower returns
to human capital. A plausible interpretation is that these
results are largely due to the lack of a true labor market in urban

Xie, Yu. “A Demographic Approach to Studying the Process of Becoming a Scientist/Engineer”. Careers in Science and Technology: An International Perspective. Washington, DC: National Research Perspective, 1996. Print. xie1996.pdf
Shauman, Kimberlee A, and Yu Xie. “Geographic Mobility of Scientists: Sex Differences and Family Constraints”. Demography 33.4 (1996): , 33, 4, 455-468. Print. shauman-xie1996.pdf
Xie, Yu. “Review of 'Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era'”. Social Forces 74.4 (1996): , 74, 4, 1444-1446. Print. review1996b.pdf
Xie, Yu. “Review of 'Identification Problems in the Social Sciences'”. American Journal of Sociology 101 (1996): , 101, 1131-1133. Print. review1996a.pdf