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Xiang Zhou

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Department of Sociology.

Graduate Student, Department of Statistics.

Sociology and Statistics, Year: advanced

PSC Mentor: Yu Xie

Dissertation Committee: Yu Xie, Arland Thornton, Kerby A. Shedden, Jeffrey A. Smith

M.A., University of Michigan

Research Interests: social demography and methodology

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Zhou, Xiang. Online Access 2015. "Shrinkage Estimation of Log Odds Ratios for Comparing Mobility Tables." Sociological Methodology, . DOI. Abstract.

Zhou, Xiang. 2014. "Increasing Returns to Education, Changing Labor Force Structure, and the Rise of Earnings Inequality in Urban China, 1996-2010." Social Forces, 93(2): 429-455. DOI. Abstract.

Xie, Yu, and Xiang Zhou. 2014. "Income inequality in today's China." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(19): 6928-6933. PMCID: PMC4024912. DOI. Abstract.

Zhou, Xiang, and Yu Xie. Online Access 2014. "Propensity-Score-Based Methods versus MTE-Based Methods in Causal Inference: Identification, Estimation, and Application." Sociological Methods and Research, . NIHMSID: NIHMS418236. DOI. Abstract.

Zhou, Xiang. 2012. "A Nonparametric Index of Stratification." Sociological Methodology, 42(1): 365-389. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Xie, Yu, and Xiang Zhou. 2012. "Modeling individual-level heterogeneity in racial residential segregation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(29): 11646-11651. PMCID: PMC3406804. DOI. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Zhou, Xiang, and Yu Xie. 2015. "Market Transition, Industrialization, and Social Mobility Trends in Post-Revolution China." PSC Research Report No. 15-838. May 2015. Abstract. PDF.

Xie, Yu, and Xiang Zhou. "Modeling Individual-Level Heterogeneity in Racial Residential Segregation." PSC Research Report No. 12-753. January 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Zhou, Xiang, and Yu Xie. 2011. "Propensity-Score-Based Methods versus MTE-Based Methods in Causal Inference." PSC Research Report No. 11-747. December 2011. Abstract. PDF.