Yang Jiang is an associate research scientist at the National Center for Children in Poverty at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. As a family demographer, she specializes in conducting quantitative analysis to address a range of research questions related to child poverty. Her research interests are to understand whether safety-net programs effectively help families cope with severe economic hardship, whether these programs help children in poverty thrive, and what are the real challenges and barriers facing children and families in these programs.
Yang received her PhD in Sociology and her MA in Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently an affiliate with Columbia Population Research Center.