• 622 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 199430 Sep 1997

External positions

Research Fellow, IZA Institute of Labor Economics

31 Jul 2018 → …


31 Jul 2017 → …


  • HB Economic Theory
  • Education and Labour Economics
  • HC Economic History and Conditions

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Yu Zhu is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

China Social Sciences
qualification Social Sciences
evidence Social Sciences
intergenerational mobility Social Sciences
saving behavior Social Sciences
remittance Earth & Environmental Sciences
housework Social Sciences
graduate Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2000 2019

  • 622 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 3 Commissioned report
Returns to education
Work experience
Educational attainment
Education Reform Act
13 Citations (Scopus)

Multiple job holding in the United Kingdom: Evidence from the British household panel survey

Wu, Z., Baimbridge, M. & Zhu, Y., 2019, In : Applied Economics. 41, 21, p. 2751-2766 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

British Household Panel Survey
Job insecurity

Returns to higher education subjects and tiers in China: Evidence from the China Family Panel Studies

Kang, L., Peng, F. & Zhu, Y., 11 Dec 2019, In : Studies in Higher Education. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

economic law

The impact of undergraduate degrees on early-career earnings: Research report

Belfield, C., Britton, J., Buscha, F., Dearden, L., Dickson, M., van der Erve, L., Sibieta, L., Vignoles, A., Walker, I. & Zhu, Y., 27 Nov 2019, 82 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Decomposing the language pay gap among the indigenous ethnic minorities of Mexico: is it all down to observables?

Aguilar-Rodriguez, A., Miranda, A. & Zhu, Y., 15 Apr 2018, In : Economics Bulletin. 38, 2, p. 689-695 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ethnic minorities
Sample selection model


Returns to Education: Evidence from the UK

Author: Xu, L., 2018

Supervisor: Zhu, Y. (Supervisor) & Seaman, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy