On April 14, 2015 Dr. Yu Xie, Professor of Sociology and Statistics University of Michigan came to the University of Minnesota to present on the China Family Panel Studies. Along with other researchers in the U.S. and at Peking University in China, took on the effort of the China Family Panel Studies (CFPS), a nationwide survey of individuals, families and communities. The presentation provided an introduction to the survey, as well as preliminary findings from the survey on income inequality, poverty, marriage and cohabitation, and child development within China.
The China Family Panel Studies (CFPS) is a nearly nationwide, comprehensive, longitudinal social survey that is intended to serve the research needs on a large variety of social phenomena in contemporary China. Extensive information is collected through computer-assisted person-to-person interviews of all family members. The research gained from this survey will continue to document and shape during this key time in China’s history as it grows from a mostly agrarian society to one of high urbanization.