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Cheng, Siwei2013

Graduate Student

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Joint PhD student with the Ford School of Public Policy Trainee, Population Studies Center Center for Chinese Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Social stratification and inequality
    • Quantitative Methodology
  • About

    My research takes a social demographic approach towards the understandings of social stratification in the workplace and in the family. My dissertation examines, from the life course perspective, the macrolevel patterns and the microlevel mechanisms by which inequality changes over the life course. The first chapter establishes, both theoretically and empirically, a life course trajectory framework for analyzing the changes of wage inequality across individuals' life course. The second chapter studies the post-marital wage trajectories for men and women over their lives. The third chapter examines ways in which individuals within the same family mitigate uncertainties in their earnings by acting responsively in their labor market activities over their life courses.  

  • Education
    • M.A. Statistics, University of Michigan B.A. Economics, Peking University, China B.Sc. Statistics, Peking University, China
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Economic inequality
    • Life course research
    • Work and family
    • Social networks
  • Dissertation Title
    • " Unequal Origins, Unequal Trajectories: an Analysis of Inequality and Mobility across the Life Course."
  • Dissertation Committee
    • Yu Xie (Co-chair)
    • Mary Corcoran (Co-chair)
    • Jennifer Barber
    • Jeffrey Smith.