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Xiaogang Wu

Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Director, Center for Applied Social and Economic Research, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Dr. Wu's research interests include internal migration from rural to urban areas in China; social stratification and mobility in state socialist and post-socialist societies; labor markets issues in transition economies; education and social inequality; and the change of residential patterns in Shanghai.

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Journal Articles

Wu, Xiaogang, and Zhuoni Zhang. 2015. "Population Migration and Children's School Enrollments in China, 1990–2005." Social Science Research, 53: 177-190. DOI. Abstract.

Wu, Xiaogang, and Guangye He. 2015. "The Evolution of Population Census Undertakings in China, 1953–2010." China Review, 15(1): 171-206. Abstract.

Wu, Xiaogang, Hua Ye, and Gloria Guangye He. 2014. "Fertility Decline and Women's Status Improvement in China." Chinese Sociological Review, 46(3): 2014. DOI. Abstract.

Wu, Xiaogang, and Xi Song. 2014. "Ethnic Stratification amid China’s Economic Transition: Evidence from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region." Social Science Research, 44: 158-172. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Wu, Xiaogang. 2013. "Redrawing the Boundaries: Work Units and Social Stratification in Urban China." Chinese Sociological Review, 45(4): 6-28. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Wu, Xiaogang. 2011. "The Household Registration System and Rural-Urban Educational Inequality in Contemporary China." Chinese Sociological Review, 44(2): 31-51. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Zhang, Zhuoni, and Xiaogang Wu. 2011. "Social Change, Cohort Quality and Economic Adaptation of Chinese Immigrants in Hong Kong, 1991-2006." Asia and Pacific Migration Journal, 20(1): 1-29. Abstract. Public Access.

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