Yu Xie

Yu Xie is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. He earned his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Shanghai University of Technology; M.A. in the History of Science, M.S. in Sociology, and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

His main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies, and sociology of science.

Representative Publications

Yu, Jia, and Yu Xie. “Cohabitation in China: Trends and Determinants.” Population and Development Review 41.4 (2015): 607-628.

Zhou, Jie, and Yu Xie. “Does Economic Development Affect Life Satisfaction? A Spatial–Temporal Contextual Analysis in China.” Journal of Happiness Studies 17.2 (2016): 643-658.

Xu, Hongwei, and Yu Xie. “The Causal Effects of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Children’s Well-Being in China.” European Sociological Review 31.4 (2015): 502-519.

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