Duoduo XU 許多多
PhD HKUST, 2016
Research Assistant Professor
Junior Fellow of Institute for Advanced Study

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Full CV
Dr Duoduo Xu received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Shandong University in 2011 and her PhD in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2016. Under the supervision of Prof Xiaogang Wu, she has been working at the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research of the Division of Social Science as a student trainee since she came to HKUST. In 2015, she spent six months in Population Studies Center of the University of Michigan followed by another six months in the Department of Sociology of the University of Oxford as a visiting scholar. Since 2017, Dr Xu has been appointed as a Research Assistant Professor of the Division of Social Science and a Junior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at HKUST.

Dr Xu’s research centers on educational inequalities in Chinese societies, including Hong Kong, mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan. She employs various quantitative methods to analyze school-based survey data, aiming to address the causal impacts of education policy, migration/immigration, and family background on the educational outcomes of children and youths. Dr Xu has been working closely with Prof Xiaogang Wu on some large-scale projects, such as the Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics (HKPSSD), and Beijing College Student Panel Survey (BCSPS). Currently, they are working on a new project on Early Childhood Investment and Intervention (ECII) in Hong Kong.
Research Interests
Social Stratification and Mobility, Sociology of Education, Migration/ Immigration, Child and Youth Development, Urban Sociology, Survey and Quantitative Methods.
 
Representative Publications
1. Chen, Juan, Duoduo Xu and Xiaogang Wu, forthcoming, “Seeking Help for Mental Health Problems in Hong Kong: The Role of Family”, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
 
2. Xu, Duoduo, Xiaogang Wu, Zhuoni Zhang and Jaap Dronkers, 2018, “Not A Zero-Sum Game: Migration and Child Well-being in Contemporary China”, Demographic Research, 38, 691-726. 
 
3. Xu, Duoduo, 2018, “From Poverty to Prosperity: College Education, Non-cognitive Abilities, and First-job Earnings”, Chinese Sociological Review, 50(1), 53-82. 
 
4. Xu, Duoduo and Xiaogang Wu, 2017, “The Rise of the Second Generation: Aspirations, Motivations and Academic Success of Chinese Immigrants’ Children in Hong Kong”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(7), 1164-1189. 
 
5. Xu, Duoduo and Jaap Dronkers, 2016, “Migrant Children in Shanghai: A Research Note on the PISA-Shanghai Controversy”, Chinese Sociological Review, 48(3), 271-295.
 
Forthcoming / Work In Progress
1. Xu, Duoduo and Xiaogang Wu, “School Allocation Policy and Reverse Gender Gap in Academic Achievement: Evidence from a Quasi-experiment in Hong Kong”.
 
2. Xu, Duoduo and Xiaogang Wu, “Separate and Unequal: Hukou-based School Segregation and Educational Inequality in Urban China”.
 
3. Xu, Duoduo and Xiaogang Wu, “From Political Power to Personal Wealth: Privatization, Elite Opportunity, and Social Stratification in Post-Reform China”.
 
4. Chen, Juan, Zhonglu Li, Duoduo Xu and Xiaogang Wu, “Neighborhood Discrimination, Immigrant Generation, Family Function, and Mental Health among Chinese Residents in Hong Kong”.
 
5. Zhang, Zhuoni, Tianzhu Nie and Duoduo Xu, “Family Background, Parenting Practices, and Child Outcomes: Chinese Immigrants’ Offspring in Hong Kong”.
 
Courses Taught
SOSC3880 Social Inequality and Social Mobility