Wei Guo
Wei Guo earned his Ph.D. in Demography from Peking University, China in 2012. Later that year he joined the faculty as an assistant professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Policy, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University, China. He has been promoted as Associate Professor of Social Policy and awarded permanent tenure in 2015. He teaches Demography, Social Research Methods, and Gerontological Social Work. He has won CAGG Academic Achievement Award, Gold Medal Award Nomination for Qian Xuesen Urbanology, National Youth Scholar Award in Gerontology, Jiangsu Provincial Youth Scholar Award in Gerontology, Third Prize for Papers of the Sixth Outstanding Scientific Research Award of Chinese Population Science, and Third-Class Social Science Award from the China Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in 2014. A Demographer and Sociologist, Dr. Guo has been using demographic analysis methods and related quantitative methods to expand the policy research in the fields of adolescent health and development, ethnic and migration, aging and health in China, with funding supports from National Social Science Foundation of China (NSSFC), the Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China, the Jiangsu Provincial Social Science Foundation, and Key Project of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research of the Ministry of Education of China. He has published over twenty articles in mainstream English and Chinese refereed journals from 2008 to the present. He is a regular reviewer for several Chinese and English academic journals. 

Current Position
Associate Professor of Social Policy and Demography (2015-    )
Assistant Professor of Social Policy and Demography (2012-2014)
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University, China
PhD in Demography (PKU, China, 2012)
CSC Joint Training PhD Scholarship Programme in Sociology (UVic, Canada, 2010-2011)
Research and Teaching Interests
Adolescent Health and Development,
Social Demography,
Social Gerontology,
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Teaching Experience
1.     2009  Teaching Fellow, Categorical Data Analysis
(Instructor: Prof. Guang Guo at UNC- Chapel Hill), Peking University, China ** 
2.     2012-  Instructor, Social Research Methods ,Nanjing University, China**
3.     2013-  Instructor, Introduction to Demography ,Nanjing University, China*      
4.     2016-  Instructor, Gerontological Social Work, Nanjing University, China*                 
* indicates undergraduate course;
** indicates master graduate course

  •  Research Project 

  •  Academic Visit & International Conference 

  •  Publication 

  •  Awards 

  •  Further Information 

1.UNFPA (China) grant. 2016. For study of Improvement Path of China's Universal Second- Child Policy. (Principal and Sole Investigator).
2.National Social Science Foundation of China (NSSFC) grant. 2014-2015. For study of the functional weakening of family support for the aged in western rural China. (Principal and Sole Investigator).   
3.A grant from the Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China. 2013-2015. For study of the policy recommendations in reductions in sexual risk behaviors among Chinese adolescents in West China. (Principal and Sole Investigator). 
4.A grant from the Jiangsu Provincial Social Science Foundation. 2013-2015. For study of the reform of household registration system in Jiangsu Province, China. (Principal and Sole Investigator).
5.Key Project of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research of the Ministry of Education of China. For study of enhancing social work management and services through promoting social integration of migrant workers in the medium and small cities of China. (Linping Liu, PI; Huaming Penning, Yihong Jing, Shuzhang Zhao, Liu Liu, Guanghuai Zheng, Wei Guo and et al., CIs).   

English Publications:
Book Chapters:
1.Guo, W., (2017) “The Changes of Disability-Free Life Expectancy and Inter-Generation Support for the Elderly in China: 2005–2010” In Tannistha Samanta (Eds), Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology. Springer-Nature. Refereed Journals:
2.Guo, W., Wu, Z., Schimmele, C. M., & Zheng, X. Y. (2014). Condom use at sexual debut among Chinese youth. Journal of Biosocial Science, 46(02), 139-154.
3.Guo, W., Wu, Z., Qiu, Y., Chen, G., & Zheng, X. Y. (2012). The timing of sexual debut among Chinese youth. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 38(4), 196-204.
Chinese Publications:
4. Guo, W. (2017).Introduction to Demography. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (China).Refereed Journals:
5.Guo, W., & Lu , J. Y. (2018). Gendered Pathways to Rural-to-Urban Hukou Conversion and Income Returns in Mainland China:An Analysis Based on CGSS 2008-2013 Data. Chinese Journal of Sociology《社会》, in Press.
6.Guo, W., & Lu , J. Y. (2018). Out of Place: Study on Migrants’ Desire of Urban Hukou under the Background of New Urbanization. Population and Development《人口与发展》, in Press.
7.Guo, W. (2017). Let the Other Speak: Self and the Other in China's Universal Two-child Policy. Journal of Southwest University for Nationalities(Humanities and Social Science)《西南民族大学学报(人文社科版)》, (06).
8.Guo, W. (2017). Present Prospects and Reflection for the Ethnic Social Work in China: A  Survey of Literature. Guangxi Ethnic Studies《广西民族研究》, (01).
9.Guo, W. (2016). The Actual Dilemma and Expected Dimension of Demography as an Academic Discipline in China: A Perspective of Pedagogy. Academia Bimestris《学海》, (06).
10.Guo, W. (2016). Healthy Aging: the Revelation in Historical Context of Japan. Lanzhou Journal《兰州学刊》, (5).
11.Guo, W. (2015). Significance of Realizing the Compulsory Education of High School Period in China: Insights from a Perspective of Demographic Technique. Social Sciences in China (Internal Circulation)《中国社会科学内部文稿》, (5).
12.Guo, W., & Hong , Y. (2015). Risk Factors for Adolescent Sexual Activity in West China: A Case Study of Y Middle School in X County. Population and Development《人口与发展》, 21(06).
13.Guo, W., & Zhao, J. Y. (2015). Human development of Uighur population in China from 2000 to 2010. Northwestern Journal of Ethnology《西北民族研究研究》, (03), 37-47.
14.Guo, W. , & Zhang, B. B. (2015). Population and family planning network in enhancing service on sexual and reproductive health for teenagers in West China. Population and Society.《人口与社会》, 31(01), 81-88.
15.Guo, W. (2014). The population trend of the ethnic groups in contemporary china: 2000-2010. Population Journal《人口学刊》, 36(06), 13-21.
16.Guo, W., Sun, Y. J., & Li, B. (2014). The conflicts between legitimacy and rationality: the dilemma and its resolution of “the population and family planning law”. Socialism Studies《社会主义研究》, (03), 168-172.
17.Guo, W., & Song, T. Y. (2014). Present prospects for political participation of new generation of migrant workers in china: based on the survey of CFPS. Youth Studies《青年研究》, (02), 52-61.
18.Guo, W. (2014). Contraceptive use at sexual debut among Chinese unmarried youth: an application of heckman’s selection model. Academia Bimestris《学海》, (01), 26-39.
19.Guo, W., & An, S. X. (2013). Years lived with disability and inter-generation support of  Chinese elderly: a gender-based disparity analysis. Journal of Nanjing Agricultural University (Social Sciences Edition) 《南京农业大学学报(社科版)》, 13(06), 93-108.
20.Guo, W., & An, S. X. (2013). Analysis of the influence of fertility policy of inflow place on floating women's reproductive behavior: an application of ArcGIS and logistic regression. Guizhou Social Sciences《贵州社会科学》, (12), 144-147.
21.Guo, W., Wang, H. C., & Luo, C. M. (2013). An examination of social trust and social risk in china: a perspective of knowledge mapping. Studies in Science of Science  《科学学研究》, 31(10), 1477-1487.
22.Guo, W., & Wang, H. C. (2013). UN age-sex accuracy index’s revising and testing: a study of China’s sixth national census. Chinese Journal of Population Science 《中国人口科学》, (04), 36-43.
23.Guo, W., Zheng, X. Y., &Wu, Z. (2013). Analysis of risk factors of sexual debut among Chinese unmarried youth: a social cost perspective. Sociological Studies 《社会学研究》, (04), 74-100.
24. Guo, W. (2013). A brief analysis of the role of citizen identity information in the census: thoughts on the sixth census in China. Statistical Research《统计研究》, 30(06), 85-88.
25. Guo, W., Zheng, G., &Yang, S. H. (2013). The changes of urban-rural disparity in disability-free life expectancy of Chinese elderly under the dualistic structure. Population and Development《人口与发展》, 19(01), 64-72.
26. Guo, W., Yang, S. H., &Zheng, X. Y. (2013). Investigation on china’s urban youth’s problem behaviors. Urban Problems《城市问题》, (01), 74-80.                                           
27. Yang, S. H., Guo, W., &Chen, W. (2012). The changes of disability-free life expectancy of Chinese elderly: a gender perspective. South China Population《南方人口》, 27(06), 31-40.
28. Wei, J. H., Guo, W., &Zheng, X. Y. (2012). China's experience of promoting primary health care (PHC) in rural areas. Chinese Journal of Family Planning,  《中国计划生育学杂志》, 20(10), 664-666. 
29. Xie, T., Guo, W., &Luo, S. S. (2010). Integrity of social structure and reproductive system: a notice from reading Mr.Fei Xiaotong’s Reproductive System. Population and Development, 《人口与发展》, 16(03), 101-106.
30. Guo, W., & Xie, T. (2009). The marriage of disabled adults and its determinants: a case study of the hearing-impaired population. Chinese Journal of Population Science《中国人口科学》, (03), 67-112.
31. Hu, Y. K., Guo, W., &Dong, D. (2008). Knowledge genealogy, discourse power and women’s development: gender theories and practices in the field of international development. Journal of Nanjing University (Philosophy, Humanities and Social Sciences) 《南京大学学报(哲学·人文科学·社会科学版)》, 45(04), 34-49.
Other Chinese Publications:
32.Guo, W., Jun. 5, 2014, Practical status and necessary orientation of urbanization in China. Guangming Online《光明网理论频道》, http://theory.gmw.cn/2014-06/05/content_11526149.htm
33.Guo, W., & Zhang, L. (2009). Reflections on support for the aged women in countryside of western China: an analysis based on survey in Xichong county, Sichuan province. Population and Family Planning《人口与计划生育》, (09), 40-41.
34.Cai, L., Guo, W., &Yuan, C. (2009). Review based on the aging of severe starting point: 2030 on the impact of the socio-economic study. Special Zone Economy《特区经济》,   (08), 17-19.