PhD Defense L. Lei
ONLINE Essays on Labor and Family Economics in China
This dissertation contains three chapters that investigate topics lying in the intersection between household and labor economics, with a special focus on the context of China. Chapter 2 studies the long-term effect of childcare choice on children's education and labor market outcomes. Chapter 3 examines the immediate effect of the family planning policy relaxation in 2013 on female labor supply and explores potential explanations behind the observed effect. Chapter 4 studies how a sibling's education affects an individual's own educational and health outcomes, by exploiting the compulsory education law reform around 1986.
Lei Lei (Hubei, China, 1989) obtained a Bachelor degree in Engineering from Wuhan University, China in 2010 before which she received a Master degree in Applied Statistics from Central University Finance and Economics, China in 2013. Immediately after graduating from the Research Master program in Economics at Tilburg University in 2015, Lei continued to pursue her Ph.D. degree in Economics at the same school, under the supervision of Prof. dr. Arthur H.O. van Soest and Professor Jaap H. Abbring. Starting from June 2020, Lei will be an assistant professor (tenure track) at the Research Institute of Economics and Management (RIEM), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Chengdu China.
- Supervisors: Prof. A.H.O. van Soest, Prof. J.H. Abbring
Tilburg University follows the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) concerning the corona virus. Due to the most recent developments, we offer these PhD defenses via a live stream. Therefore, the ceremony can be attended online via this live stream.