Fordham University

 

 

Qin Gao. Professor, Graduate School of Social Service

Ph.D., Columbia University (with Distinction)
M.A., Peking University
B.A., China Youth University for Political Sciences

Tel: 212-636-6638            

Email: aqigao@fordham.edu

Address: 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

 

 

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS


International Social and Economic Development
International Program and Impact Evaluation
Poverty, Inequality, Social Policies, and Economic and Subjective Well-being
The Chinese Social Welfare System in Transition
Comparative Research across Asian Countries and Asian Ethnic Groups
Rural-to-Urban Migration and Asian American Immigrants

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2014-              Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

2012-              Research Associate, Columbia University Population Research Center

2014-2016      Public Intellectual Fellow, National Committee on United States-China Relations

Spring 2014    Visiting Scholar, India China Institute, New School University

2010-2014      Associate Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

2005-2010      Assistant Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Fall 2009        Visiting Scholar, Columbia University Population Research Center and Weatherhead East Asian Institute

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

Gao, Q., Wu, S. & Zhai, F. (2014). Welfare participation and time use in China. Social Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-014-0826-0.

Gao, Q., Ying, Q. & Luo, D. (2014). Hidden income and occupational background: Evidence from Guangzhou. Journal of Contemporary China, 24(93). DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2014.978156.

Gao, Q., Yang, S. & Li, S. (2014). Welfare, targeting, and anti-poverty effectiveness: The case of urban China. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. DOI: 10.1016/j.qref.2014.06.005.

Gao, Q., Zhai, F. Yang, S. & Li, S. (2014). Does welfare enable family expenditures on human capital? Evidence from China. World Development, 64: 219-231.

Gao, Q. & Rickne, J. (2014). Firm ownership and social insurance inequality in transitional China: Evidence from a large panel of firm data. European Journal of Social Security, 16(1): 2-25. Winner of Best Paper Prize, awarded to the best paper presented at the 20th Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS) conference.

Gao, Q. (2013). Public assistance and poverty reduction: The case of Shanghai. Global Social Policy, 13(2): 193-215.

Gao, Q., Yang, S. & Li, S. (2013). The Chinese welfare state in transition: 1988-2007. Journal of Social Policy, 42(4): 743-762.

Yang, S., Gao, Q. & Li, S. (2013). Social welfare system and income distribution in China: 1988-2007. Economic Theory and Business Management, 2013(3): 29-38. (in Chinese)

Gao, Q., Yang, S. & Li, S. (2012). Labor contracts and social insurance participation among migrant workers in China. China Economic Review, 23(4): 1195-1205.

Gao, Q. & Zhai, F. (2012). Anti-poverty family policies in China: A critical evaluation. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 6(1): 122-135.

Gao, Q., Yoo, J.Y., Yang, S., & Zhai, F. (2011). Welfare residualism: A comparative study of the basic livelihood security systems in China and South Korea. International Journal of Social Welfare, 20(2): 113-124.

Gao, Q. (2010). Redistributive nature of the Chinese social benefit system: Progressive or regressive? The China Quarterly, 201(1): 1-19.

Gao, Q., Zhai, F. & Garfinkel, I. (2010). How does public assistance affect family expenditures? The case of urban China. World Development, 38(7), 989-1000.

Gao, Q. & Zhai, F. (2010). Demographic changes and household income in urban China: 1988-2002.  Journal of Asian Public Policy, 3(1), 18-36.

Zhai, F. & Gao, Q. (2010). Center-based care in the context of the one-child policy in China: Do child gender and siblings matter? Population Research and Policy Review, 29(5), 745-774.

Zhai, F., Raver, C., Jones, S., Li-Grining, C., Pressler, E., & Gao, Q. (2010). Dosage effects of classroom-based interventions on school readiness: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Head Start settings. Social Service Review, 84(4), 709-711.

Gao, Q., Garfinkel, I. & Zhai, F. (2009). Anti-poverty effectiveness of the Minimum Living Standard Assistance policy in urban China. Review of Income and Wealth, 55(s1): 630-655.

Zhai, F. & Gao, Q. (2009). Child maltreatment among Asian Americans: Characteristics and explanatory framework. Child Maltreatment, 14(2): 207-224.

Gao, Q. (2008). The Chinese Social Benefit System in Transition: Reforms and Impacts on Income Inequality. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 1136: 342-347.

Zhai, F. & Gao, Q. (2008). Center-Based Early Childhood Education and Care in China: Policies, Trends, and Implications. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 2(3): 127-148.

Kaushal, N., Gao, Q., & Waldfogel, J. (2007). Welfare reform and family expenditures: How are single mothers adapting to the new welfare and work regime? Social Service Review, 81(3), 369-396. Winner of the 2008 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize, awarded to the best article published in Social Service Review in 2007, and One of the Top 20 Articles of 2008 in the Annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research competition.

Lewis, C., Garfinkel, I. & Gao, Q. (2007). Incarceration and unwed fathers in fragile families. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 34(3), 77-94.

Rich, L., Garfinkel, I. & Gao, Q. (2007). Child support enforcement policy and unmarried fathers’ employment in the underground and regular economies. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(4), 765-784.

Gao, Q. (2006). The social benefit system in urban China: Reforms and trends from 1988 to 2002. Journal of East Asian Studies, 6(1), 31-67.

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters:

Gao, Q., Evans, M. & Garfinkel, I. (2013). Cash transfers and income inequality in post-socialist China and Vietnam. In Baehler, K. & Besharov, D. (eds.), Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition. Oxford University Press.

Gao, Q. & Riskin, C. (2013). Generosity and participation: Variations in urban China’s Minimum Livelihood Guarantee policy. In Kennedy, D. & Stiglitz, J. E. (eds.), Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the 21st Century. Oxford University Press.

Gao, Q., Garfinkel, I. & Zhai, F. (2011). Anti-poverty effectiveness of the Minimum Living Standard Assistance policy in urban China. Chinese version of the paper in Review of Income and Wealth (2009) published in Xu, X., Li, S., Wu, X., & Yue, X. (eds.), Productivity and Income Distribution: Macro Accounting and Micro measurement. Beijing, China: Beijing University Press.

Kaushal, N. & Gao, Q. (2011). Food Stamp program and consumption choices in low-educated single mother families. In Grossman, M. (ed.), Economic Aspects of Obesity, University of Chicago Press.

Riskin, C. & Gao, Q. (2010). The changing nature of urban poverty in China. In Anand, S., Segal, P. & Stiglitz, J. E. (eds.), Debates in the Measurement of Global Poverty. Oxford University Press.

Gao, Q. & Riskin, C. (2009). Market versus social benefits: Explaining China’s changing income inequality. In Davis, D. & Wang, F. (eds.), Creating Wealth and Poverty in Postsocialist China. Stanford University Press.

Gao, Q., Kaushal, N., & Waldfogel, J. (2009). How have expansions in the Earned Income Tax Credit affected family expenditures? In Ziliak, J. (ed.), Ten Years after: Evaluating the Long-Term Effects of Welfare Reform on Children, Families, Welfare, and Work. Cambridge University Press.

Gao, Q. (2008). Social benefits in urban China: Determinants and impacts on income inequality in 1988 and 2002. In Wan, G. (ed.), Understanding Inequality and Poverty in China: Methods and Applications. Palgrave Macmillan.

GRANTS

 

2013-2014       Fordham University Faculty Fellowship, “Child Maltreatment among Asian Americans: Risk and Protective Factors.” Principal Investigator.

2012-2013       Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Scholar Grant, “Social Policy, Poverty, and Income Inequality in China: From 2002 to 2007.” Principal Investigator. Co-Investigator: Shi Li.

2012-2013       Fordham University Faculty Research Grant, “Sources and Distribution of Hidden Income in China: Evidence from Guangzhou.” Principal Investigator.

2009-2012       Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund Faculty Grant Program, “Cultural Values, Childrearing Practices, and Child Maltreatment among Asian Americans in New York City.” Principal Investigator. Co-Investigator: Fuhua Zhai. 

2009-2012       Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Faculty Research Grant Program, “Cultural Values, Childrearing Practices, and Child Maltreatment among Asian Americans in New York City.” Principal Investigator. Co-Investigator: Fuhua Zhai.

2009-2010     Global Public Policy Network, “Social Benefits and Income Inequality in Post-Socialist China and Vietnam.” Principal Investigator. Co-Investigators: Martin Evans and Irwin Garfinkel.

2009-2010       Fordham University Faculty Fellowship, “How Does Public Assistance Affect Family Expenditures and Happiness? The Case of Urban China.” Principal Investigator.

2008-2009       Fordham University Faculty Research Grant, “Anti-Poverty Effectiveness of the Minimum Living Standard Assistance Policy in Urban China.” Principal Investigator.

2007-2008       Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Junior Scholar Grant, “The Chinese Social Benefit System in Transition: Impacts and Implications for Future Reforms.” Principal Investigator.

2007-2008       Horowitz Foundation Social Policy Award, “The Chinese Social Benefit System in Transition: Size, Domains, and Redistributive Effects.” Principal Investigator.

2007-2008       University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Young Investigator Development Grant, “The Earned Income Tax Credit, Family Expenditures, and Child Well-being.” Principal Investigator.

2006-2007       Fordham University Faculty Research Grant, “Reforming the Chinese Social Benefit System: Transitions, Impacts, and Policy Implications.” Principal Investigator.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

10/2013           Winner of Best Paper Prize, paper on social insurance inequality in urban China presented at the 20th Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS) conference (with co-author Johanna Rickne).

05/2012           Funded-Research Scholar Award, Fordham University, sole winner in the social sciences for outstanding contributions to the University and its mission through externally funded research.

06/2011           Invited Speaker, United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Expert Group Meeting on “Assessing family policies: Confronting family poverty and social exclusion & ensuring work-family balance”

06/2009           One of the Top 20 Articles of 2008 in the Annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research competition, awarded to an article published in Social Service Review in 2007

12/2008           Emerging Social Work Leader Award, National Association of Social Workers – New York City Chapter

2007-2008       Invited Participant, University of Manchester Brooks World Poverty Institute and Columbia University Initiative for Policy Dialogue China Task Force

 FEATURED IN MEDIA

 “Qin Gao on China: As Sleeping Giant Awakes, Social Problems Loom.” Inside Fordham, March 31, 2008.

Fordham and China Forge Lasting Partnerships. Inside Fordham, January 14, 2013

 


 

 

 

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