Economic Sociology and Organizations

Ya-Wen Lei

Labor Contention in China’s Changing Economy

July 31, 2019

Although traditionally known as “the world’s factory,” China’s economy has changed immensely in recent years. According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the number of jobs in the manufacturing sector has been declining since 2012, whereas jobs in the service sector have been increasing. As the country’s economy and primary industries have changed, so too have its labor conflicts. Ya-Wen Lei, Assistant Professor of Sociology, investigates the labor organizing of drivers for China’s fast-growing food-delivery platforms.... Read more about Labor Contention in China’s Changing Economy

2019 Mar 06

Sarah Thébaud: Can Work-Family Policy Use be De-Gendered? Unpacking the Effects of Financial Costs and Organizational Norms

12:00pm to 1:30pm


CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)
2019 Apr 25
2019 Mar 07