Yu Xie
Princeton University
Publications 182
The Chinese Communist Revolution that culminated in the 1949 founding of the People’s Republic of China fundamentally transformed class relations in China. With data from a nationally representative, longitudinal survey between 2010 and 2016, this study documents the long-term impact of the Communist Revolution on the social stratification order in today’s China, more than 6 decades after the revolution. True to its stated ideological missions, the revolution resulted in promoting the social sta...
#1Xiang Zhou (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
#2Yu Xie (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 40
An essential feature common to all empirical social research is variability across units of analysis. Individuals differ not only in background characteristics and outcomes of interest, but also in how they respond to a particular treatment, intervention, or stimulation. Moreover, individuals may self-select into treatment on the basis of their anticipated treatment effects. To study heterogeneous treatment effects in the presence of self-selection, Heckman and Vytlacil (1999, 2005) have develop...
#1Xiang Zhou (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
#2Yu Xie (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 40
Stratification scholars have long speculated about the influences of political institutions and economic development on intergenerational social mobility. China provides a unique opportunity to evaluate these speculations, as it has experienced rapid industrial expansion as well as the demise of socialism since its economic reform that began in 1978. Analyzing intergenerational data from six comparable, nationally representative surveys between 1996 and 2012, we uncover two countervailing social...
#1Jennie E. Brand (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 18
#2Ravaris Moore (LMU: Loyola Marymount University)H-Index: 1
Last.Yu Xie (Princeton University)H-Index: 40
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Children whose parents divorce tend to have worse educational outcomes than children whose parents stay married. However, not all children respond identically to their parents divorcing. We focus on how the impact of parental divorce on children’s education varies by how likely or unlikely divorce was for those parents. We find a significant negative effect of parental divorce on educational attainment, particularly college attendance and completion, among children whose parents were unlikely to...
#1Arland Thornton (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 53
#2Nathalie E. Williams (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 10
Last.Yu Xie (Princeton University)H-Index: 40
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Abstract In this article, we investigate the influences of material aspirations on migration in Nepal, positing that material aspirations may have important influences on decisions to migrate and where to locate. We discuss a theoretical model explaining how these aspirations might be key influences in the migration decision. Using detailed continuous migration histories from the 2008–2012 Chitwan Valley Family Study, we estimate logistic and alternative-specific conditional logit models to exam...
#1Jennie E. BrandH-Index: 18
#2Ravaris MooreH-Index: 1
Last.Yu XieH-Index: 40
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Mechanisms explaining the negative effects of parental divorce on children’s attainment have long been conjectured and assessed. Yet few studies of parental divorce have carefully attended to the assumptions and methods necessary to estimate causal mediation effects. Applying a causal framework to linked U.S. panel data, we assess the degree to which parental divorce limits children's education among whites and nonwhites and whether observed lower levels of educational attainment are explained b...
#1Weixiang Luo (Fudan University)H-Index: 1
#2Yu Xie (Princeton University)H-Index: 40
Using data from the 1991–2009 China Health and Nutrition Surveys, this paper examines the temporal–spatial variation in the education gradient of body weight relative to height among Chinese adults...
#1Daniel J. Benjamin (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 27
#2James O. Berger (Duke University)H-Index: 63
Last.Colin F. Camerer (California Institute of Technology)H-Index: 99
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We propose to change the default P-value threshold for statistical significance from 0.05 to 0.005 for claims of new discoveries.