Qin Gao. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Service
Ph.D., Columbia University; M.A., Peking University; B.A., China Youth College for Political Sciences
Address: 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023
Impact of Social Policies on Child and Family Well-being
The Chinese Social Benefit System in Transition
Poverty, Inequality, and Income Distribution
Cross-national Comparative Social Welfare Policies
Child Maltreatment and Child Welfare among Asian Americans
2010- Associate Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
2005-2010 Assistant Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:
Gao, Q. (2010). Redistributive nature of the Chinese social benefit system: Progressive or regressive? The China Quarterly, 201(1): 1-19.
Gao, Q., Yoo, J.Y., Yang, S., & Zhai, F. (2010). Welfare residualism: A comparative study of the basic livelihood security systems in China and South Korea. International Journal of Social Welfare. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2010.00732.x.
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. DOI: 10.1007/s11113-009-9171-4.
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. In press.
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. (in press). 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. (in press). 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. (in press). How effective is 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. (in press). 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.
2009-2011 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. $40,000.
2009-2011 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. $18,000.
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. $30,000.
2009-2010 Fordham University Faculty Fellowship, “How Does Public Assistance Affect
Family Expenditures and Happiness? The Case of Urban China.” Principal Investigator. One semester of course release.
2008-2009 Fordham University Faculty Research Grant, “Anti-Poverty Effectiveness of the Minimum Living Standard Assistance Policy in Urban China.” Principal Investigator. $4,000.
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. $25,000.
2007-2008 Horowitz Foundation Social Policy Award, “The Chinese Social Benefit System in Transition: Size, Domains, and Redistributive Effects.” Principal Investigator. $3,000.
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. $5,000.
2006-2007 Fordham University Faculty Research Grant, “Reforming the Chinese Social Benefit System: Transitions, Impacts, and Policy Implications.” Principal Investigator. $5,000.
HONORS AND AWARDS
12/2008 Emerging Social Work Leader Award, National Association of Social Workers – New York City Chapter
06/2008 & Invited Participant, University of Manchester Brooks World Poverty Institute
07/2007 and Columbia University Initiative for Policy Dialogue China Task Force
08/2006 Invited Plenary Session Speaker, the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth 29th General Conference, Joensuu, Finland
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICES
Board of Directors and Member of Asian Social Work Task Force Steering Committee, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York City Chapter
Advisory Board Member and Trainer for Volunteers, Council of Overseas Chinese Service (COCS)
FEATURED IN MEDIA
“Qin Gao on China: As Sleeping Giant Awakes, Social Problems Loom.” Inside Fordham, March 31, 2008.