PhD in Sociology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Welcome! I am Jia Wang, a PhD student in Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am also affiliated with the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), and Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA).
My general research areas are social stratification, inequality, and demography. I am particularly interested in the emerging role of non-standard employment in stratifying the society, and its variation across social contexts. Currently, I am using national representative longitudinal dataset from Japan, Russia, and the United States to examine how individuals' experiences of non-standard employment affect their economic and subjective well-being, both within their own life course and for the next generation(s).
Another strand of my research focuses on contemporary China and investigates how the objective stratification system and structural factors shape individuals' life experiences and well-being in China.