International Symposium on Longitudinal Survey Methods for Human Capital

A recent two-day symposium took advantage of the mutual interest and expertise in the study of life course investment in human capital in China and the United States, exploiting the fact that both produce and use important and complementary data sets.  At Chicago the faculty of the Harris School (and throughout the University) analyze longitudinal data and several of these same faculty members, through The National Opinion Research Center (NORC), design, conduct, and manage one of the nation’s major data resources.  In China, similarly, faculty at Peking University and Renmin University do the same – they both analyze longitudinal data to understand life course experiences and they design and collect longitudinal data sets.  There is mutual interest in exchanging, on an equal basis, the experiences and expertise of great value to each about the collection of these data resources and about the substantive findings regarding the lives of men, women and their families in the two nations.

Read more and see photos from the event.