DPhil in Sociology
I am a DPhil Candidate in Sociology. My research examines how parental demographic behaviours, i.e., mating and fertility, affect the intergenerational transmission of educational attainment in the U.S., China and U.K. I am interested in applying and developing quantitative methods to various data sources to answer empirical questions, especially to make causal inferences, regarding inequality, family demography and migration. My two working papers are titled as Rural-to-Urban Child Migration in China and the Heterogeneous Causal Effect of Migration on Educational Attainment and The Causal Effect of Family Size on Child’s Educational Attainment: Evidence from the One-Child Policy in China.