Man Xu

Graduate Research Assistant
MPC Alumni Population Studies Trainee
Public Policy
Research Interests

Education, labor, and life course; Work, family and time; Economic demography


I was a PhD student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a focus on racial and ethnic inequality and policy analysis. I joined the MPC in 2017 as a predoctoral trainee in population studies.

My research interests align with economic and historical demography. My dissertation explores two variations from traditional marriage arrangements by examining the effects of the Chinese Exclusion Acts and the repeal of Anti-Miscegenation Laws in the U.S and the economic returns of interethnic marriages and female-headed household trends in China.