The seminar offers an introduction to some of the most prominent features of Chinese society, including work organizations, the education system, the urban/rural divide, migration, social inequality, marriage and family, ethnicity and religion. The emphasis is on understanding social phenomena in China within its historical, cultural, political and economic context.
In this course we explore and critique methods for conducting causal inference in the social sciences. These methods will be drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, including economics, sociology, statistics, education, psychology, and epidemiology. We will cover quasi-experimental and observational research designs from causal inference perspectives.