Zhenfeng Pan's research while affiliated with University of Louisville and other places

Publications (8)

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Metropolitan College was created to induce United Parcel Service (UPS) not to close its hub operation in Louisville, Kentucky. Participants in the program work the third shift at UPS and attend one of three local colleges tuition-free. Stakeholders agree that Metropolitan College has accomplished the goals laid out at its inception. This article ev...
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A number of previous studies have documented the worsening smoking problems in China. This paper identifies several key socioeconomic variables associated with smoking among urban working adults and calls researchers' attention to the important function of cigarette smoking as a social connection builder in China. This study argues that a smoking p...
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Using two nationally representative samples from 1988 and 1995, this study examines the comparison of housing quality determinants between Communist Party members and non‐Communist Party members. This study finds that, although Communist Party membership tenure is an important factor in determining housing size and quality among the members themsel...
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China's housing reform has recently attracted notable academic interest due to the reform's crucial role in China's overall economic viability. Using nationally representative data, this paper examines predictors for ownership of commercial housing in urban China. This study confirms that the political and social biases associated with the old hous...
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Using two nationally representative samples from 1988 and 1995, this study demonstrates that housing quality in urban China differs across time, housing types, and socioeconomic variables. But some key variables such as Communist Party membership, education, and the total family income are consistent predictors of housing quality across time and ho...

Citations

... These everyday membership practices of identification and categorization, and of inclusion and exclusion, may well be at variance with codified forms of official, formal membership." (Brubaker 2010, 66 (Lee 1990 ;Logan et Bian 1993 ;Wu F. 1996 ;Bian et al. 1997 ;Davis 2003 ;Pan 2004). Ces travaux montrent que l'état du logement dans les villes chinoises à la fin des années 1970 était de manière générale médiocre, bien que certaines catégories sociales bénéficiaient de meilleures conditions résidentielles. ...
... As the hub grew, however, UPS encountered difficulty in recruiting enough part-time labor in Louisville and in 1997 was reportedly considering relocating the hub to Nashville, Philadelphia, or Columbus. Louisville retained the hub partly through the collaboration of local education institutions who established a special program under which students take classes during the day and agree to work 15-20 h per week during the nightly sort at the UPS hub (Strother et al., 2004). ...
... Ben-Akiva et al. (1999) señala que se asocia a la calidad de la vivienda con factores técnicos de la misma, tales como la calidad de los materiales con la que fue construida, la calidad de servicios que ofrece a los que habitan en ella, cómo el agua de calidad, existencia de desagüe, electricidad, etc. Sin embargo, también son factores importantes el número de personas que habitan la vivienda, y los factores propios del entorno en donde se ubican como los accesos, los servicios médicos, educativos, de diversión, entre otros, (Arimah, 1992;Ben-Akiva et al., 1999;Pan, 2003;Sumka, 1977;Yilmazer, et al., 2009). Rindfuss et al. (2007) refieren que para que una vivienda sea considerada de calidad por sus habitantes, debería ser segura, suficientemente grande para reducir la sensación de hacinamiento y equipada con complementos que hagan sentir mejor a las personas. ...
... However, previous studies considered urban communities as a whole without considering the characteristics of the elderly in different communities, which led to some challenges in this research field. First, as the main type of urban communities, limited attention has been paid to the aging problem in the CHC [23,24]. In more detail, there has been little systematic analysis available about how to analyze the demands of the elderly in the CHC for various types of community-based care services and the influencing factors related to the demand side. ...
... By contrast, men having jobs exhibited a higher prevalence of smoking behaviors than those without jobs. As is revealed by some public health academics, this could be due to the fact that men smokers can get some social benefits by sharing cigarettes [46]. Moreover, in China, refusing an offered cigarette may also be regarded as rude behavior and may cause exclusion from social groups [47]. ...