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About Emily C. Hannum

Emily Hannum is Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also Associate Dean for Social Sciences.  She is affiliated with the Population Studies Center, the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, the Graduate School of Education, and the Penn Development Research Initiative. Her research interests are poverty and child welfare, gender and ethnic stratification, and sociology of education. Current projects focus on childhood poverty in China, the implications of demographic decline for educational systems and educational inequality, and climate risk, pollution, and children’s welfare in China and in comparative perspective.  She co-directs the Gansu Survey of Children and Families, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty and upward mobility in rural northwest China, and she is collaborating on a set of projects on climate, environment and childhood inequalities in China, India, and low- and middle-income countries. She is an investigator on a new collaborative project, commencing fall 2022, that investigates effects of coeducational and non-coeducational schools on long-term life outcomes in Korea (PI: Hyunjoon Park). With Hyunjoon Park, she also organizes the Penn Education and Inequality Workshop, which supports the development of graduate student and faculty research related to education and social stratification at Penn.

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Present Professor of Sociology and Education, University of Pennsylvania
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Department of Sociology
3718 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6299
Telephone: 215-898-9633
hannumem@soc.upenn.edu

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Environmental Inequalities (2)

Educational Provision and Access (12)

Ethnic Stratification and Education in East Asia (8)

Gender Stratification (10)