Wang Tianfu


Wang Tianfu (Ph.D., Chicago), Professor of Sociology

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Professor Wang Tianfu is the Associate Chair of the department. In recent years, Professor Wang’s research includes income distribution, gender income gap, causal relationship in social research, spousal violence, and social conflicts and the new spatial relationship in the process of urbanization. He has published articles in Sociological Studies, Society, and other oversea and domestic journals, including “Spousal Violence and its Health Consequences in Urban China”, “Categorical Sources of Income Distribution in Urban China: 1986—1995”, “Gender Income Gap under Redistribution and Its Evolution: 1988-2003”, and others. He also co-authored Stata in Practice.

Professor Wang’s main research interests include social stratification, social research methods, sociology of the family, urban (space) sociology.