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Wenjin Long

Postgraduate Research Student, Faculty of Social Sciences



I am a PhD candidate in Contemporary Chinese Studies. My PhD dissertation is about rural-urban migrant's social network and its impacts on migrant's performance on the labor market. My supervisors are Professor Lina Song at SCCS and Professor Tracey Warren at School of Sociology and Social Policy.

I am trained in economic and sociological research. I had two bachelor degrees (joint honors) in Agricultural Economics and Sociology, one master degree in Agricultural Economics at Renmin University of China (RUC). I was a PhD student in Rural Development at RUC before I joined the University of Nottingham.

I was appointed as one of the chief researchers or as a team leader in several prestigious projects in China. For example, in the program "Impact on poverty alleviation conducted by financial crises" supported by UNICEF 2009, I was the team leader at Hunan Province; in the project "Evaluating the reconstruction in the earthquake disaster area' supported by LGOP 2008, I assisted the director by designing survey plan, training investigators and being the team leader of investigators at a county in Gansu Province.

From October 2011 to October 2012, I worked as a part-time Research Associate for the ESRC project 'The impacts of fall in exports on livelihoods in china: urban unemployment, rural poverty and the welfare of rural-urban migrants" lead by Professor Lina Song.

Expertise Summary

My research interests focus on Rural-urban Migration, Human Capital, Poverty Alleviation, and Social Network.I am proficient in doing household surveys, managing huge micro data sets and conducing micro-econometrics.

Research Summary

Rural-urban Migrants' Social Network in China

Boarding School and Children's Development in China

Recent Publications

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