Jia Wang

Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Welcome! I am Jia Wang, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am affiliated with the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA). I am also a Graduate Research Fellow at the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP).

My research interests include social stratification and inequality, family demography, health, aging, and the life course, and migration. My current projects illustrate the stratifying role of nonstandard employment in shaping life chances and well-being of households, individuals, and children, using nationally-representative longitudinal dataset from Russia, China, Japan, and the United States. Please see more details in my research bio.

My research work has appeared (or forthcoming) in the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science Research, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Child Indicators Research, Social Indicators Research, Chinese Journal of Sociology, and China Economic Review.

You can view my CV here.

Contact Information

3317 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building

1180 Observatory Drive

Madison, WI 53706-1393