Wenchao (Michelle) Jin

Wenchao (Michelle) Jin

Research Economist


MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2013

BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2010


Wenchao joined the IFS in 2010 as a Research Economist in the skills and education sector. She has investigated recent reforms to the Higher Education funding regime, the effects of the National Minimum Wage on young people and on firms, and the impact of Universal Credit. Her current research interests are in the labour market and labour productivity since the great recession.

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Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China

| Working Paper

In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. This paper investigates potential explanations of this low level of employment in urban China.

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