Research Interests:
Sociology of education; Social stratification and mobility; Labour markets; International higher education

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Assistant Professor
JIANG, Jin (江晉)
PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr JIANG Jin joined the Department of Sociology in September 2020. Her research interests include sociology of education, social stratification and mobility, labour markets, and international higher education. One of her current research projects, funded by the Research Grants Council, investigates how and why the co-residence of young adults with their parents has changed over the past 25 years in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United Kingdom. Another current project, funded by Public Policy Research Fund, adopts the approaches of big data and survey experiments to examine how local people in Hong Kong perceive the career opportunity for young adults in the Greater Bay Area. Dr Jiang has published articles in leading international journals such as American Sociological Review, Sociology of Education, and Journal of Social Policy, and book chapters published by Routledge, Springer, and Oxford University Press.

  1. Staying in the Nest? A Study of Young Adults’ Co-residence with Parents in the United Kingdom, Mainland China and Hong Kong, Early Career Scheme (ECS), funded by University Grant Council (UGC). [read more]
  2. The Greater Bay Area and Career Opportunity for Hong Kong Youth: Integrating Big Data Analysis and Survey Experiments, Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme. [read more]
(For complete list of publications, please view Staff CV.)

Jiang, Jin, Mok, Ka Ho, and Shen, Wenqin. (2020). Riding over national and global disequilibria: International learning and academic career development of Chinese PhD returnees. Higher Education Policy. doi.:10.1057/s41307-019-00175-9 (online first).

Jiang, Jin and Shen, Wenqin. (2019). International mentorship and research collaboration: Evidence from European-trained Chinese PhD returnees. Frontiers of Education in China, 14(2), 180-205.

Jiang, Jin, Qian, Jiwei and Wen, Zhuoyi. (2018). Social protection for the informal sector in urban China: Institutional constraints and self-selection behaviour. Journal of Social Policy, 47(2), 335-357.

Mok, Ka Ho and Jiang, Jin. (2018). Massification of higher education and challenges for graduate employment and social mobility: East Asian experiences and sociological reflections. International Journal of Educational Development. 63, 44-51.

Neubauer, Deane, Mok, Ka Ho, and Jiang, Jin. (eds.) (2018). The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification. London: Routledge.

Jiang, Jin. (2017). Higher education in China. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Online publication, doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.207.

Tam, Tony, and Jiang, Jin. (2015). Divergent urban-rural trends in college attendance: State policy bias and structural exclusion in China. Sociology of Education, 88(2), 160-180.

Tam, Tony, and Jiang, Jin. (2014). The making of higher education inequality: How do mechanisms and pathways depend on competition? American Sociological Review, 79, 807-816.

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