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Alexander Weinreb

Faculty Research Associate Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor of Sociology
Alexander Weinreb



I work in two main substantive areas: social and political demography; and data collection methods in survey research.  I mainly focus on non-Western settings, especially countries in sub-Saharan Africa, though I also have important secondary interests in historical demography and in the sociology of Judaism.  

A list of recent papers is available on my CV. I also recently co-authored Religion and AIDS in Africa.





Social and political demography, data collection methods, sociology of Judaism

Recent publications

Weinreb, Alexander A., jimi Adams and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2015. “AIDS and social networks,” in Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn (eds.) Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Wiley Publisher [forthcoming]

Derpic, Jorge, and Alexander Weinreb. 2014. “Undercounting urban residents in Bolivia: A small-area study of census-driven migration.” Population Research and Policy Review  [forthcoming] DOI: 10.1007/s11113-014-9321-1

Menashe, Ashira, and Alexander Weinreb. 2013. “Health care professionals and the determinants of fertility and child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A five-country study.” GENUS 69(3)

Manglos, Nicolette, and Alexander Weinreb. 2013. “Religion and interest in politics in sub-Saharan Africa.” Social Forces 92 (1): 195-219.

Trinitapoli, Jenny, and Alexander Weinreb. 2012. Religion and AIDS in Africa.  Oxford University Press.

Stecklov, Guy, and Alexander Weinreb. 2010. Improving the Quality of Data and Impact Evaluation Studies in Developing Countries. Impact Evaluation Guidelines No. 1: Strategy Development Division, Inter-American Development Bank. (66 pp)

Weinreb, Alexander, and Guy Stecklov. 2009. “Social inequality and HIV-testing: Comparing home- and clinic-based testing in rural Malawi.”  Demographic Research 21: 627-646

Weinreb, Alexander, and Mariano Sana. 2009. “The effects of questionnaire translation on demographic data and analysis.” Population Research and Policy Review 28(4): 429-454

Weinreb, Alexander, Patrick Gerland and Peter Fleming. 2008. “Hotspots and coldspots: Household and village-level variation in orphanhood prevalence in rural Malawi.” Demographic Research 19: 1219-1250

Weinreb, Alexander. 2008. “Characteristics of women in consanguineous marriages in Egypt, 1988 - 2000.” European Journal of Population 24: 185-210 

Sana, Mariano, and Alexander Weinreb. 2008. “Insiders, outsiders, and the editing of inconsistent survey data.” Sociological Methods and Research  36(4):  515-551 

Weinreb, Alexander. 2008. “Hottentot B-b-blues.” Ethnography 9(1): 123-131


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