Research Projects

The Chinese Welfare State

Using various national household survey datasets as well as administrative data and a cross-national comparative perspective, this research aims to understand the Chinese welfare state both conceptually and empirically and places the Chinese case in the global context. 

Aging, Care & Health

This research focuses broadly on aging, care, and health among Chinese and Asian American older adults and examines the social and economic determinants of health and other outcomes of older adults.

Gender Inequality & Time Use

This project uses the China Family Panel Studies data to provide new evidence on the gender gap in time use among Chinese couples in both urban and rural areas. It also investigates whether education helps narrow the gender gap in time use among Chinese couples.

Migration & Child Development

This research draws on several large-scale surveys on families and children in China to examine the consequences of migration for children.

Poverty & Social Assistance

This research investigates the causes and consequences of poverty and assesses the effectiveness of social assistance policies and programs in addressing poverty in China as well as in other countries such as South Korea and Vietnam.

Study of Asian American Families

The Study of Asian American Families (SAAF) aims to investigate the acculturation and childrearing experiences of Asian American families and advocate for social services to meet their needs.

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