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Yao Lu

Associate Professor of Sociology
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
Sociology Department
Office: 
501 Knox Hall
Email: 
yao.lu@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-5442
Fax: 
212-854-2963
Biography

Professor Lu received her BS from Fudan University in China and her MS in public health and PhD in sociology from UCLA. Her research focuses on social stratification and demography. She is particularly interested in understanding the processes, dynamics, and consequences of migration and immigration from a comparative perspective. Her current work examines the well-being of adults and children affected by various aspects of migration in several developing settings including China and Indonesia, the role of institutional and social factors in shaping labor market inequality in China, and the processes of immigration and of assimilation among Chinese immigrants in Europe and North America. She is also working on a national survey project on migration and children in China.

Research & Other Works
Article
“Household Migration, Remittances, and Its Impact on Health in Indonesia.”

International Migration (forthcoming)

Article
“Education of Children Left Behind in Rural China.”

(2012) Journal of Marriage and Family

Article
“Migration and Depressive Symptoms in Migrant-Sending Areas: Findings from The Survey of Internal Migration and Health in China.”

International Journal of Public Health

Article
Female Migration, Cultural Context, and Son Preference in Rural China
Article
Recent Immigration to Canada and the United States: A Mixed Tale of Relative Selection
Article
Parental Migration and Education of Left-Behind Children: A Comparison of Two Settings
Article
Emigration from China in Comparative Perspective
Household Migration, Remittances, and Their Impact on Health in Indonesia
Article
From General Discrimination to Segmented Inequality: Migration and Inequality in Urban China
Article
Social Capital and Economic Integration of Migrants in Urban China
Migration and Depressive Symptoms in Migrant-sending Areas: Findings from the Survey of Internal Migration and Health in China
Article
Household Migration, Social Support, and Psychosocial Health: The Perspective from Migrant-Sending Areas
Education of Children Left Behind in Rural China
Article
Migration, Remittances, and Educational Stratification among Blacks in Apartheid and Post-Apartheid South Africa
Article
Rural-urban Migration and Health: Evidence from Longitudinal Data in Indonesia
Mental Health and Risk Behaviors of Rural-Urban Migrants: Longitudinal Evidence from Indonesia
Article
Sibship Size, Family Organization, and Education in South Africa: Black-White Variations
The Effect of Sibship Size on Educational Attainment in China: Period Variations
Article
Test of the ‘Healthy Migrant Hypothesis’: A Longitudinal Analysis of Health Selectivity of Internal Migration in Indonesia
Article
Academic Achievement and Loneliness of Migrant Children in China: School Segregation and Segmented Assimilation
 
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