Dr. Yue Qian (pronounced Yew-ay Chian) is interested in understanding how gender intersects with family and population processes, such as assortative mating (i.e., who marries whom), divisions of labor, parenthood, and migration, to shape individual well-being and societal inequality.

Her current research focuses on two themes in North American and East Asian contexts. First, she seeks to understand how changing gender roles influence assortative mating. In particular, she is interested in examining the consequences of the gender-gap reversal in education for marriage patterns.

Second, she seeks to understand how family and population processes, such as divisions of labor, family relations, and immigration, perpetuate social inequality in various domains (e.g., health, subjective well-being, earnings, etc.). In particular, by adopting an international perspective, her research investigates how gendered outcomes in the family domain are shaped by cultural and institutional contexts, such as gender inequality in the labor market and normative expectations about men’s and women’s family roles.

PRCC 2018-6: Qian, Yue and Hu Yang2018. "Educational and age assortative mating in China: The importance of marriage order."