Hanzhi Hu

Hanzhi Hu

DPhil in Sociology

Thesis: 'The Demographic Pathways of Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment - The role of fertility and parental assortative mating in Status Reproduction'.

Supervisor: Richard Breen

I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at University of Oxford. Prior to the doctorate, I received an MPhil degree in Sociology and Demography with distinction from Oxford and Bachelor of Law in Sociology with distinction from Beijing Normal University.
My research examines how parental demographic behaviour, i.e., assortative mating and fertility, affect the intergenerational transmission of educational attainment in the U.S., China and U.K. I am interested in applying and developing quantitative methods to various data sources to answer empirical questions, especially to make causal inferences, regarding inequality, family demography and migration.
My DPhil project is funded by Chinese Scholarship Council, and I also received Sociology Departmental Studentship Funding and Green Templeton College Competitive Conference and Fieldwork Funding.

I taught several quantitative method courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Oxford and courses on Public Narratives and on Latin America at other institutions.

My CV, a list of ongoing projects, and upcoming conference presentations can be found on my personal website.