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Xiaoling Shu

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Minnesota, 1997
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 1997
  • M.A. coursework in Linguistics, BFSU, 1990-91
  • B.A., English & Economics, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 1990

About

Xiaoling Shu’s research focuses on the impacts of two of the most profound processes of our times – market transition and globalization – on gender inequalities, subjective sense of well-being, and gender, family, marriage, and sexual behaviors and attitudes. She uses data science models on national and international data  to carry out country specific (China and the United States) and cross-national analyses. 

舒晓灵研究这个时代意义深远的两个历史进程,市场化和全球化,对劳动力市场与家庭性别平等,主观幸福感和性别婚姻家庭性行为和态度的影响。运用数据模型,大型国家与国际数据,既进行对中国和美国的单国研究,又采用多国跨国比较。

Research Focus

Social Stratification, Gender, Quantitative Methods, Life Course, Social Demography, Comparative Studies, Computer Simulation, Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining

Expertise in statistical modeling

Confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation models, multilevel linear and nonlinear models, cross-classified fixed- & random-effect models (age-cohort-period cross classified fixed- & random-effect models), event history analysis (discrete-time event history analysis & Cox regression), and dynamic modeling (partial adjustment models).

M.S. in Computer Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence, knowledge discovery and data mining.

Current Projects

Knowledge Discovery in Social Sciences: A Data Mining Approach. University of California Press (under contract).

The book project is on data mining as a multi-disciplinary field at the confluence of statistics, computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, database technology, and pattern recognition. With the rise of big data and the enormous wealth of information and knowledge buried in the data mine, using data mining technologies to discover interesting, meaningful, and robust patterns has become increasingly important in the research process. The availability of huge amounts of data provides unprecedented opportunities for new discoveries, as well as challenges. Her book addresses these emerging opportunities and challenges.

Circuits of Communication and Gender Ideologies in the Age of Globalization: International Telecommunication Networks and Gender Attitudes across Countries (with George Barnett and Bob Faris)

Mapping Gender Ideologies Globally: Gender Attitudes in 47 Countries.

Cohort Size, Historical Times and Life Chances: The Misfortune of Children of China's Cultural Revolution.

Selected Publications

Current Publications

Shu, Xiaoling and Kelsey D. Meagher*. Forthcoming. “Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution: Historical and Cohort Dynamics in Gender Attitudes from 1977-2016.” Social Forces.

Shu, Xiaoling and Jingjing Chen*. 2017. “Data-Driven Research and Causality in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.” Chinese Social Science Review--Journal of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Frontiers in Social Science Research Methods”) 11(2017.3):18-28. (in Chinese). 舒晓灵,陈晶晶。“重新认识“数据驱动”及因果关系:知识发现图谱中的数据挖掘研究”。中国社科院《中国社会科学评价》“社会科学研究方法前沿”。

Shu, Xiaoling and Bowen Zhu*. 2016. “Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in the Era of Big Data.” Journal of Guizhou Normal University, 203(6):49-53(in Chinese).

Gender Ideology, Gender Inequalities in China and the U.S. 

Shu, Xiaoling and Kelsey D. Meagher*. Forthcoming. “Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution: Historical and Cohort Dynamics in Gender Attitudes from 1977-2016.” Social Forces.

Shu, Xiaoling, Yifei Zhu*, and Zhanxin Zhang. 2013. “Patriarchy, Resources and Specialization: Marital Decision-Making Power in Urban China.”  Journal of Family Issues 34(7):885-917.

Shu, Xiaoling and Yifei Zhu*. 2012. “Uneven Transitions: Cohort- and Period-based Changes in Gender Attitudes in China: 1995-2007.” Social Science Research 41(5):1100-1115. 

.Shu, Xiaoling, Yifei Zhu*, and Zhanxin Zhang. 2007. “Global Economy and Gender Inequalities: The Case of the Chinese Urban Labor Market.” Social Science Quarterly 88(5):1307-32 (special issue on Women in Global Society).

Shu, Xiaoling. 2005. "Market Transition and Gender Segregation in Urban China.Social Science Quarterly 86(5):1299-1323 (special issue on Income/Poverty/Opportunity).

Shu, Xiaoling. 2004. "Education and Gender Egalitarianism: The Case of China." Sociology of Education 77(4):311-336.

Shu, Xiaoling and Yanjie Bian. 2003. "Market Transition and Gender Gap in Earnings in Urban China." Social Forces 81(4):1107-1145.

Shu, Xiaoling and Yanjie Bian. 2002. "Intercity Variation in Gender Inequalities in China.Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 19:267-307 (Special issue on The Future of Market Transition).

Shu, Xiaoling and Margaret Mooney Marini. 1998. "Gender-Related Change in Occupational Aspirations.Sociology of Education 71(1):44-68. 

Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Shu, Xiaoling. Knowledge Discovery in Social Sciences: A Data Mining Approach. University of California Press (under contract).

Shu, Xiaoling and Jingjing Chen*. 2017. “Data-Driven Research and Causality in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.” Chinese Social Science Review 11(2017.3):18-28. (in Chinese).

Shu, Xiaoling and Bowen Zhu*. 2016. “Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in the Era of Big Data.” Journal of Guizhou Normal University, 203(6):49-53(in Chinese).

Shu, Xiaoling. 2003. “Artificial Intelligence” in The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (M. Lewis-Beck, A. Bryman, and T. F. Liao eds.). Sage Publications. 

Quality of Life and Stratification

Shu, Xiaoling and Yifei Zhu*. 2009. “The Quality of Life in China.” Social Indicators Research 92:191-225 (Special issue on The Quality of Life in Confucian Asia).

Shu, Xiaoling and Yifei Zhu*. 2014. “China, Quality of Life” pp 822-826 in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (Alex C. Michalos ed.). Springer.

Shu, Xiaoling and Margaret Mooney Marini. 2008. “Coming of Age in Changing Times: Occupational Aspirations of American Youth in 1966-80.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 26(1):29-55

Bian Yanjie, Xiaoling Shu, and John R. Logan. 2001. "Communist Party Membership and Regime Dynamics in China.Social Forces 79(3):805-841.

             Reprinted in Yanjie Bian, Xiaogang Wu, and Lulu Li (editors). 2008.  Social Stratification and Mobility: Overseas Researchers’ New Advancements and Analyses of China Beijing: Renmin University of China. 边燕杰,吴晓刚,李路路主编 《市场转型与社会分层与流动:海外学者对中国分析的新进展》 北京: 中国人民大学出版社

Shu, Xiaoling, Pi-Ling Fan, Xiaoli Li, and Margaret Mooney Marini. 1996. “Characterizing Occupations with Data from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.” Social Science Research 25(2):149-173.

* Graduate Student Coauthors

Teaching

Graduate

Knowledge Discovery in Social Sciences: A Data Mining Approach

Social Transformation and Life-course Dynamics: Theories and Methods

Advanced Topics in Quantitative Methods: Structural Equation Models 

Advanced Topics in Quantitative Methods: Multilevel Models 

Market Transition and Social Stratification in China 

Undergraduate

Social Stratification 

Intermediate Social Statistics 

Introductory Social Statistics

Social Stratification in China 

The Emerging Middle Classes in China

Awards

Faculty Career Development Award, Academic Affairs, 2017, 2011, 1999.

Grant for Regional Faculty Groups, Global Affairs, 2017.

Fellow, Institute for Social Sciences, 2017.

Chinese National Science Foundation Grant, 2016.

Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Program Grant,  2007, 1998.

MacArthur Fellowship, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1991-95.