Qin Gao

Professor, School of Social Work

Qin Gao is a professor of social policy and social work, the founding director of Columbia University’s China Center for Social Policy, and an affiliated of Weatherhead East Asian Institute. She is also the associate dean for doctoral education at the School of Social Work. Dr. Gao’s research examines the changing nature of the Chinese welfare system and its impact on poverty and inequality; effectiveness of Dibao, China’s primary social assistance program; social protection for rural-to-urban migrants in China and Asian American immigrants; and cross-national comparative social policies and programs. 

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