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.
International Migration (forthcoming)
(2012) Journal of Marriage and Family
International Journal of Public Health