Dr. Zhang Zhanxin is a professor of Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is also the head of the Social Security Division, and the director of the Center for Migration Research, of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics. One of his major research interests is in China’s migration sociology, focusing on social factors and social change with respect to internal population migration. The other is in institutional dynamics and development of China’s social security system. He also study labor market segmentation in urban China. He has conducted some survey projects on employment, income, housing, and social insurances of China’s urban population. He is also involved in several international cooperative research projects on housing and migrant labor’s recruitment.
Master in Economics, Nankai University (Tianjin, China), 1986.
PhD in Social Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2000
1980.3–1983.7： Teacher in Chengde Education College, Hebei Provence
1986.8–1988.12：Research fellow, All China’s Federation of Trade Unions
1989.1–1995.8： Civil Servant, Research Office of Beijing Municipality Government
2000.9–2002.8： Post D Staff, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2002.8- Institute of Population and Labor Economics
Publications in English
(With Bian Yanjie) Marketization and Income Distribution in China, 1988 and 1995. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2002.
(With Bian Yanjie) Urban Elites and Income Differential in China: 1988-1995. Japanese Journal of Political Science 5 (1), 2004.
“Institutional Change and Income Inequality”, Chapter 7, Social Change in Contemporary China, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006
(With Fei Guo）Social Stratification in Migrant-Concentrated Communities in China: findings from a five-city study of migration and urban poverty, international journal of interdisciplinary social sciences, 2007, Vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 81-92.
（With Xiaoling Shu and Yifei Zhu）Global Economy and Gender Inequalities: The Case of the Urban Chinese Labor Market, Social Science Quarterly, 2007, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 1307-1332.
（With John R. Logan and Yiping Fang）Access to Housing in Urban China, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, volume 33, issue 4, year 2009, pp. 914 – 935.
（With Xiaolin Wei and others,）Comparing knowledge and use of health services of migrants from rural and urban areas in Kunming city, China. Journal of Biosocial Science, Vol. 42, Issue 06, pp. 43-756, 2010.