Background and Previous Experience
Juan Liao is an associate professor in the School of Management at Capital Normal University, China. She also works for the Center for Labor Market at Beijing Normal University. In addition, she is a duty member of the China Disability Research Society. Juan earned her Ph.D. in Educational Economics from the School of Business and Economics, Beijing Normal University in July 2009. She was a post-doctoral researcher at Peking University from 2009-2011. Her research focuses on disabled people’s employment, education, and poverty. She was the recipient of the National Education Sciences Planning of China Third Prize (2016, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China) and the Excellent Project of Young Teachers’ Social Investigation in Colleges and Universities of Beijing Second Prize (2014). She has published 10 papers on disability employment since 2007, which contribute to Chinese disability research.
Current Research at ILR
While at ILR, Ms. Liao plans to investigate the current status of gender discrimination and wage differentials experienced by individuals with a disability in the workplace. Her primary goal is to evaluate current policies and pursue comparative research on employment and disability policy between the U.S. and China.