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Airan Liu

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Joint Doctoral Program in Public Policy and Social Science, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Public Policy and Sociology, Year: 5

PSC Mentor: Yu Xie, Jennifer S. Barber

Dissertation Committee: Yu Xie, Mary Corcoran, Jennifer S. Barber, Sarah Burgard, Brian Jacob

Research Interests: social demography, social psychology, stratification and quantitative methods

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Journal Articles

Liu, Airan, and Yu Xie. Forthcoming. "Why do Asian Americans academically outperform Whites? – The cultural explanation revisited." Social Science Research. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Airan Liu, and Yueyun Zhang. 2015. "Inequality in children's well-being and development: Evidence from a national panel study." Chinese Journal of Sociology, 1(1): 88-107. DOI. Abstract.

Liu, Airan, and Yu Xie. 2015. "Influences of monetary and non-monetary family resources on children's development in verbal ability in China." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 40: 59-70. DOI. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Liu, Airan. 2016. "Non-Cognitive Skills and the Growing Achievement Gap." PSC Research Report No. 16-861. April 2016. Abstract. PDF.

Liu, Airan. 2016. "Children's Non-Cognitive Skills and the Effects of Family SES on Academic Achievement." PSC Research Report No. 16-862. April 2016. Abstract. PDF.

Liu, Airan, and Yu Xie. 2014. "Culture and Asian-White Achievement Difference." PSC Research Report No. 14-827. September 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Liu, Airan, and Yu Xie. 2013. "Influences of Monetary and Nonmonetary Family Resources on Children’s Development in Verbal Ability in China." PSC Research Report No. 13-800. August 2013. Abstract. PDF.