Qinglian Lu

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Transitions from state socialism generated a startling array of early economic outcomes, ranging from severe economic crises to steady economic growth, and igniting debates about the causal role of policy choices, institutional design, and initial economic circumstances. We depart from prior explanations in two ways. First, we distinguish between causes of(More)
This article is a summary of papers and analysis in recent years on fertility transition and the association between fertility decline and socioeconomic development in China. These papers discuss the causes of fertility decline and the role of family planning programs in demographic transition. The major points are: 1. The demographic transition in(More)
The credential phenomena in the labor market have been given competing theoretical interpretations in the sociological literature, notably structural-functionalism and the conflict theories. Education as an institutionalized form of socialization allocates people with differential talents into appropriate positions, motivating achievement in meritocratic(More)
This project investigates networks and promotion inside a large bureaucracy using multiple approaches from network analysis. We hypothesize that network characteristics, such as sponsorship relations, community homogeneity and workplace affiliations, have significant impact on one’s promotion prospect. Using PageRank and community detection algorithms and a(More)
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