PhD Candidate in Sociology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Welcome! I am Jia Wang, PhD Candidate in 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 are social stratification, inequality, and demography. I am particularly interested in the emerging role of nonstandard employment in stratifying the society, and its variation across institutional contexts. My dissertation uses national representative longitudinal dataset from Russia, China, Japan, and the United States to examine how nonstandard employment affect the well-being of individuals and the next generation (see research).
My other research focuses on social stratification and inequality in contemporary China. My recent published work on China investigates the effect of economic sector on individuals' happiness, how internal migration shapes individuals' evaluation of social status using anchoring vignette, and how and why rural, migrant, and urban populations differ in their subjective well-being (see publications).