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China Family Panel Studies and Income Inequality in China
January 22, 2019

NCAER Conference Room

NCAER organised a seminar on “China Family Panel Studies and Income Inequality in China” with Yu Xie, Princeton University. The seminar was attended by NCAER Research team and invited guests from other institutions in New Delhi. 


The China Family Panel Studies is a nearly nationwide, comprehensive, longitudinal social survey that is intended to serve research needs on a large variety of social phenomena in contemporary China. The CFPS promises to provide to the academic community the most comprehensive and highest-quality survey data on contemporary China. In his presentation at the seminar, Xie provided a detailed background on the survey and  presented his research using the data on income inequality. 


Yu Xie is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and has a faculty appointment at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University. He is also a Visiting Chair Professor of the Center for Social Research, Peking University. His recently published works include: Marriage and Cohabitation (University of Chicago Press, 2007) with Arland Thornton and William Axinn, Statistical Methods for Categorical Data Analysis with Daniel Powers (Emerald 2008, second edition), and Is American Science in Decline? (Harvard University Press, 2012) with Alexandra Killewald.


Xie joined Princeton after 26 years at the University of Michigan, most recently as the Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, Statistics and Public Policy and a research professor in the Population Studies Center at Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Xie's main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies and sociology of science. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Sinica and the National Academy of Sciences. He has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Shanghai University of Technology, and an MA in the History of Science, M.S. in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.