Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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.
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.
Wu, Xiaogang. 2010. "Economic Transition, School Expansion and Educational Inequality in China, 1990-2000." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 28(1): 91-108. DOI. Abstract.
Wu, Xiaogang. 2010. "Voluntary and Involuntary Job Mobility and Earnings Inequality in Urban China, 1993-2000." Social Science Research, 39(3): 382-395. DOI. Abstract.
Wu, Xiaogang. 2009. "Income Inequality and Distributive Justice: A Comparative Analysis of Mainland China and Hong Kong." China Quarterly, 200: 1033-1052. DOI. Abstract.
Xie, Yu, Qing Lai, and Xiaogang Wu. 2009. "Danwei and social inequality in Contemporary Urban China." Research in Sociology of Work, 19: 283-308. PMCID: PMC2828673. DOI. Abstract.
Lin, Thung-hong, and Xiaogang Wu. 2009. "The Transformation of the Chinese Class Structure, 1978-2005." Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, 5: 81-116. Abstract.
Xie, Yu, and Xiaogang Wu. 2008. "Danwei Profitability and Earnings Inequality in Urban China." The China Quarterly, 195 : 558-581. PMCID: PMC2864038. DOI. Abstract.
Wu, Xiaogang. 2007. "Family Resources and Educational Stratification: The Case of Hong Kong, 1981-2001." Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, 3: 173-201.
Wu, Xiaogang, and Donald J. Treiman
. 2007. "Inequality and equality under Chinese socialism: the Hukou system and intergenerational occupational mobility." American Journal of Sociology, 113(2): 415-45. DOI.
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