About the author
Dr. Ma is a professor at Faculty of Economics,Hosei University. She was a council member of the Japanese Association for Chinese Economy and Management Studies (JACEMS) and was the editor of the Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics, Asian Studies, and the Journal of Chinese Economics. Her current research project focuses on economic transition and labor market segmentation in China, the gender gap of intrahousehold bargaining power and well-being, social security reform, and income inequality in China. Her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as China Economic Review, Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies, Post-Communist Economies, Journal of Economics and Business, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, and the Journal of Happiness Studies. Her recent book is Economic Transition and Labor Market Reform in China (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2018).