Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2020
M.S., Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
B.A., Economics, Renmin University of China, 2012
I study social demography, social stratification, and causal inference. In my dissertation, I investigated the effect of growing shared life-course overlap between grandparents and grandchildren on grandchildren's human capital accumulation using Danish register data. To recover this typical non-manipulative treatment effect, I developed a new identification and estimation method to capture the overlap effect as drawn from the accumulation of all grandparental observed and unobserved characteristics. I am recently interested in the institutional and cultural context of health inequality, and the implications of changing population structure and family system on future inequality.