Man Xu

Graduate Research Assistant
MPC Population Studies Trainee
Public Policy
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Research Interests

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


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

My research interests align with economic demography. I am interested in income and wealth inequality by race, class and ethnicity, and the effects on mortality. Currently, I am working on racial differences in time-use at work and the economic cost of racial health disparities in Minnesota.   

Selected Publications

Conference Presentations "Racial Differences In Time-Use At Work: Do Black Males Work Relatively Less? " William A. Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton, Samuel L. Myers, Jr., Gregory Price, Man Xu; presentation at Annual Research Meeting, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), November 1-4, 2017, Chicago, Illinois

“Does Rural Residence Explain the Han-Minority Income Disparity?” Shuyi Deng, Samuel L. Myers, Jr., Man Xu, Duanyi Yang; presentation at Southern Economic Association, November 17-19, 2017, Tampa, Florida

Working Papers
Educational Inequality within Sibling Pairs for Rural China