Kim Xu has been selected to represent the next generation of population specialists on the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Early Career Taskforce.
The IUSSP Council set up the Early Career Taskforce in an effort to boost the inputs of young, early career population experts from various disciplinary backgrounds in the activities of the Union. In the short run, the group will come up with ideas for the IUSSP International Population Conference in Hyderabad, India 2021, but the ultimate aim is to actively engage new generations of population experts in the work of IUSSP.
Kim Xu is a PhD Candidate in the School of Demography at the Australian National University. Her research is focused on trends and patterns of marriage and family formation in China, and the application of simultaneous equations to analyse causal mutual effects of interrelated lifecourse events such as cohabitation, marriage, divorce and childbearing.