Faculty Research Associate — Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Sociology
Social and political demography, data collection methods, sociology of Judaism
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.
Stecklov, Guy, Alex Weinreb, and Mariano Sana. 2015. “Reporting family planning use to strangers: A survey-based experiment from the Dominican Republic” PLOS One (forthcoming)
Sana, Mariano, Guy Stecklov, and Alex Weinreb. 2015. “Do survey interviewers really have to be strangers?” Population Studies (forthcoming)
Swed, Ori, and Alexander Weinreb. 2015. “Military westernization and state repression in the post-Cold War era.” Social Science Research 53: 270-287.
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.
Weinreb, Alexander. 2014. “Heterophily in rural Malawi: A small‐area observational study of social interaction.” Demographic Research 31: 1477-1502
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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