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The Dynastic Imagination

Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office

June 2020

We study a program that funded 39,000 Jewish households in New York City to leave enclave neighborhoods circa 1910.

Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office

June 2020

We study a program that funded 39,000 Jewish households in New York City to leave enclave neighborhoods circa 1910.

Healthy Aging in Asia

May 2020

Life expectancy in Japan, South Korea, and much of urban China has now outpaced that of the United States and other high-income countries.

Fateful Decisions: Choices That Will Shape China's Future

May 2020

Explore our series of multimedia interviews and Q&As with the contributors to this volume:  China Faces Tough Decisions and Stronger Headwinds China’s Incentives to Work Within the U.S.-led...

Limited liability and investment: Evidence from changes in marital property laws in the US South, 1840–1850

April 2020

We study the impact of marital property legislation passed in the US South in the 1840s on households’ investment in risky, entrepreneurial projects.

Wage Differential between Rural Migrants and Urban Workers in the People's Republic of China

March 2020

Using a recently constructed dataset that draws on the China Employer–Employee Survey, this paper provides new evidence on the earnings gap between rural migrant and urban manufacturing workers in...

Parental Migration and Early Childhood Development in Rural China

March 2020

Nearly one-quarter of all children under age 2 in China are left behind in the countryside as parents migrate to urban areas for work.We use a four-wave longitudinal survey following young children...

Korea’s Migrants: From Homogeneity to Diversity – An Asian Survey Special Section

August 2019

Korea’s migrants have diversified in recent decades.

Skilled Migrants as Human and Social Capital in Korea

August 2019

South Korea faces a shortage of highly skilled labor, but with a low tolerance for diversity, it lags behind in its global competitiveness to retain mobile skilled talent.

Land Reform and Sex Selection in China

April 2019

China’s land reform in 1978–84 unleashed rapid growth in farm output and household income.

Mapping Missing Population in Rural India: A Deep Learning Approach with Satellite Imagery

February 2019

Millions of people worldwide are absent from their country’s census.

Parental Migration, Educational Achievement, and Mental Health of Junior High School Students in Rural China

January 2019

China's rapid development has led to an unprecedented increase in migration rates as an evergrowing number of rural residents migrate to urban areas to seek better job opportunities an help...

Understanding the Situation of China’s Left‐Behind Children: A Mixed‐Methods analysis

December 2018

This research uses a mixed-methods analysis to examine how being left behind impacts the cognition/education,  nutrition,  and  mental  health  outcomes  of  children  in  rural  China.  We find ...

The Intertemporal Keynesian Cross

September 2018

We demonstrate the importance of intertemporal marginal propensities to consume (iMPCs) in disciplining general equilibrium models with heterogeneous agents and nominal rigidities.

Fertility, Household Structure, and Parental Labor Supply: Evidence from China

March 2018

This study examines the effects of fertility on household structure and parental labor supply in China.

From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation and Linkage

February 2018

The development community has increased its focus on higher education over the past two decades, recognizing that education can contribute to building up a country’s capacity for participation in...

Human Capital and China’s Future Growth

December 2017

In this paper, we consider the sources and prospects for economic growth in China with a focus on human capital.

Skill Complementarities and Returns to Higher Education: Evidence from College Enrollment Expansion in China

December 2017

We find that the increased supply of college graduates resulting from college enrollment expansion in China increases college premiums for older cohorts and decreases college premiums for younger...

The Education Gap of China's Migrant Children and Rural Counterparts

November 2017

Rural residents in China today face at least two key decisions: a) where to live and work; and b) where to send their children to school.

Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men

August 2017

For forty years, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male passively monitored hundreds of adult black males with syphilis despite the availability of effective treatment.

Effect of Parental Migration on the Academic Performance of Left-behind Middle School Students in Rural China

July 2017

China’s rapid development and urbanization over the past 30 years have caused large numbers of rural residents to migrate to urban areas in search of work.

People

Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
rhines headshot 2 Allison Rhines SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fall 2014
tricia owlett headshot Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
Hans Pic Hans Lueders Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Headshot of Dr. Yiwei Qian Yiwei Qian Postdoctoral Scholar