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Qiang Ren

Associate Professor, Institute of Population Research, Peking University.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., Peking University

Dr. Ren is a demographer specializing in research on fertility and mortality, population, environment and health. He focuses primarily on demography and quantitative methodology.

Recent Publications


Tucker, Joseph, Dudley Poston, Qiang Ren, Baochang Gu, Xiaoying Zheng, Stephanie Wang, and Chris Russell. 2009. Gender Policy and HIV in China: Catalyzing Policy Change. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.

Gao, Shuguo, Fang Wang, Qiang Ren, Jian Wang, and Jian Zhang. 2008. Strategical Studies on Micro Human Resources. Beijing: Central Radio & TV University Press.

Journal Articles

Ren, Qiang, and Yu Xie. 2011. "Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data." Population Research, 35(6): 3-12.

Guilmoto, Christophe Z., and Qiang Ren. 2011. "Socioeconomic Differentials in Birth Masculinity in China." Development and Change, 42(5): 1269-1296. Abstract.

Ren, Qiang, and Dadao Hou. 2011. "Stochastic Model for Population Forecast: based on Leslie and ARMA Model." Population Research, 35(2): 28-42.

Fu, Qiang , and Qiang Ren. 2010. "Educational Inequality under China's Rural-Urban Divide: The Hukou System and Returns to Education." ." Environment and Planning A, 42(3): 592-610. Abstract.

Ren, Qiang, Xiaoying Zheng, Wolfgang Lutz, and Sergei Scherbov . 2009. "China's Grave Demographic Challenges in Coming Decades." China Economist, 3: 92-103.


Ren, Qiang, Xiaoying Zheng, Wolfgang Lutz, and Sergei Scherbov . "Uncertain Population Dynamics and HIV/AIDS in China." In Gender Policy and HIV in China: Catalyzing Policy Change edited by Joseph Tucker . 9-25. Dordrecht: Springer.

PSC Reports

Ren, Qiang, and Donald J. Treiman. 2014. "Living Arrangements of the Elderly in China and Consequences for their Emotional Well-being." PSC Research Report No. 14-814. January 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Ren, Qiang, and Donald J. Treiman. 2013. "Consequences of Parental Labor Migration in China for Children’s Emotional Well-being." PSC Research Report No. 13-799. August 2013. Abstract. PDF.

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