Postdoctoral scholar, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago
Jin Zhou joined the Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago in September 2016 as a postdoctoral scholar and to support and drive forward the Asian Family in Transit (AFIT) initiative.
Jin’s research mainly focuses on understanding the education impact on individuals’ lifecycle outcomes. Recently there are two main aspects: skill development during the early childhood period and education decisions with location choices. For the early childhood skill development, she recently works, especially on the research about China REACH project, on how to identify the child latent skills, understand the child skill development process, and design and study the intervention to accelerate the child learning process. For the second aspect: education decisions with location choices, which cover how the work location decisions could affect individuals’ education choices and how the parents’ work location decisions influence the children's skill development.
Jin is a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group. She completed her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Western Ontario in 2016.