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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Qing Lai

Assistant Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University - Miami.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Lai's research interests include the globalization of "modern" life course ideas and behaviors, and the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of higher education in adulthood.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Lai, Qing, and Arland Thornton. 2015. "The making of family values: Developmental idealism in Gansu, China." Social Science Research, 51: 174-188. PMCID: PMC4359717. DOI. Abstract.

Xie, Yu, Chunni Zhang, and Qing Lai. 2014. "China’s rise as a major contributor to science and technology." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(26): 9437-9442. PMCID: PMC4084436. DOI. Abstract.

Lai, Qing. 2014. "Chinese Adulthood Higher Education." Chinese Sociological Review, 46(3): 55-79. DOI. Abstract.

Xie, Yu, Arland Thornton, Guangzhou Wang, and Qing Lai. 2012. "Societal Projection: Beliefs Concerning the Relationship between Development and Inequality in China." Social Science Research, 41(5): 1069-1084. PMCID: PMC3461180. DOI.

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.