Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology, Princeton, presents, “The Impact of Economic Inequality on Social and Demographic Outcomes in China.”

In this presentation, Professor Yu Xie first documents a sharp rise in economic inequality in contemporary China, drawing on newly available survey data collected by several Chinese university survey organizations. He then presents results from his research program on the impact of rising economic inequality on a variety of social and demographic outcomes in China: intergenerational mobility, mortality, marriage age, marriage partner choice, and fertility.

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