Hope Xu Yan is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has conducted research on social inequalities, health and well-being, parenting, children, and families in the U.S., India, and China. One line of her research seeks to understand how factors such as race, class, age at childbirth, and national contexts shape women’s mothering experience and determine mothers’ well-being and children’s outcomes. The other strand of her work explores gender inequalities and women's well-being (in terms of health, healthcare utilization, empowerment, etc.) in China and India. Her work has appeared (or forthcoming) on Demography, Social Science & Medicine, Society and Mental Health, Feminist Economics, and othersPrior to attending the University of Maryland, she worked for the China Family Panel Studies (CFPS).


  • MS
    Gender (Research), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • BA
    International Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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