Li Ma

Li Ma

Li Ma received her PhD in Sociological Demography from Stockholm University in 2014. Thereafter, she worked as research fellow at Stockholm University Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe, researching on fertility and fathers’ uptake of parental leave in Sweden, as well as life-course transitions in China. During 2016-2017, she worked as Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher (funded by the Marie Curie Actions of European Commission) at the Center for Demographic Research, Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, conducting research on social policy, life-course transitions and family dynamics in China.

Her research focuses on 1) socioeconomic-demographic characteristics, school outcomes, and well-being of children and adolescents in the Nordic countries; 2) childbearing and fathers' uptake of parental leave in Sweden; and 3) social policy and family dynamics in East Asian societies.


Karlstads Universitet

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12 September 2019 | research article

Childlessness, sex composition of children, and divorce risks in China

Li Ma, Ester Rizzi, Jani Turunen

Volume: 41 Article ID: 26
Pages: 753–780
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2019.41.26

18 October 2017 | descriptive finding

Entry into first marriage in China

Li Ma, Ester Rizzi

Volume: 37 Article ID: 36
Pages: 1231–1244
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2017.37.36

29 August 2014 | research article

Economic crisis and women’s labor force return after childbirth: Evidence from South Korea

Li Ma

Volume: 31 Article ID: 18
Pages: 511–552
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.31.18