in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Chitwan Valley Family Study

The CVFS is a comprehensive family panel study of individuals, households, and communities in the Chitwan Valley of Nepal. The data include full life histories for more than 10,000 individuals, tracking and interviews with all migrants, continuous measurement of community change, over 20 years of demographic event registry, and many other data collections.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Alexandra K. Murphy

    Faculty Associate, PSC Assistant Professor, Sociology Director Academic Program, Sociology Assistant Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy
    Dr. Murphy's research uses ethnographic methods to examine how poverty and inequality are experienced, structured, and reproduced across and … more
  • William G. Axinn

    Research Professor, PSC Research Professor, Society, Population, & Environment Professor, Sociology Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy
    William Axinn studies the relationships among social change, family organization, intergenerational relationships, marriage, cohabitation and fertility in the United States … more