Anna Zhu is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Anna’s research uses econometric techniques combined with national survey and administrative datasets to investigate issues on child development, the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage, relationship dynamics and employment. Her recent work examines the effects of welfare reforms on repartnering behaviour, how schooling reduces the longer-term developmental gaps between children from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as how caring for a child with a disability affects mother’s employment.
She has conducted some of this research under partnerships with government agencies and as a research fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence’s Life Course Centre.
Anna joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2016.