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Institute for Research on Education Policy & Practice
Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall, 5th Floor
Stanford, CA 94305
Tel: 650.736.1258
Fax: 650.723.9931
Faculty: Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is Assistant Professor of Education at the Stanford University. She studies children's schooling and social welfare in China. Her research focuses on the community and school contexts in which children learn and develop, particularly in China's rural areas. Since 1998, she has worked on the Gansu Survey of Children and Families, a longitudinal research project that investigates family, school, and community factors that support children's education and healthy development inrural, northwest China. She is also working on other research including an analysis of Chinese educational policy trends and an examination of sending and receiving communities for migrant children. Adams received her doctorate in education in 2005 from Harvard University. Recent publications include "Community Matters in China" (Research in the Sociology of Education, 2006) and "Trends in Children's Social Welfare in China: Access to Health Insurance and Education" (with Emily Hannum, China Quarterly, 2005). In addition to her experience as a researcher in China, Adams also has five years of experience teaching in Greater China.