Qing Lai

Qing Lai

Qing Lai is a PhD student of Sociology and MA student of Statistics at the University of Michigan. He is also a trainee at the Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research. He holds a Quantitative Methodology Program Fellowship. His areas of interest include life course, social stratification, Chinese studies, and research methods in social science. Qing participated in the 2008 interview data collection in Gansu, China for the Developmental Idealism project.













Recent Pub

Allendorf, "Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice." Journal of Marriage and Family

Recent Pub

Thornton, Yount,Young-Demarco, Moaddel. Modernization, World System, and Clash of Civilization Perspectives in Lay Views of the Development- Morality Nexus in the United States and the Middle East. Oxford University Press.

Recent Pub

Yount, Thornton, Young-Demarco, Patel. Lay Accounts of "Modern" and "Traditional" Family in Greater Cairo: A Test of Developmental Models of Family Life. Oxford University Press.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

Video Lecture

Arland Thornton speaks on "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs"

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