Q-Step Centre at UCL




Professor Wing Chan, Deputy Director

Professor of Quantitative Social Science

Tak Wing Chan is a Professor of Quantitative Social Science at UCL Institute of Education.  He is the programme leader of the BSc degree in Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods.  A sociologist by background, his main research areas are social stratification and mobility, family and the life course, and the sociology of culture.  His current ESRC-funded research project involves comparing household panel data from China, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the US, with a special focus on economic inequality and mobility in these countries.  Other ongoing projects cover a wide range of topics, including intergenerational relations, cultural omnivores, the causal impact of sibship size on educational attainment, the social gradient of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and field experiments on racial discrimination in the labour market.