Qian Receives Wiley's 2019 Alexis Walker Award

Yue Qian

Yue Qian, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2019 Wiley Prize in Family Science: The Alexis Walker Award, which recognizes the best Family Science paper published in a Wiley journal in 2017 and 2018.

Her article, “Gender Asymmetry in Educational and Income Assortative Marriage” was published in the April 2017 issue of Journal of Marriage and Family (Volume 79, Issue 2).

Dr. Qian is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). Her research and teaching interests focus on family demography, gender, health and well-being, and research methods. She has conducted research in North American and East Asian contexts.

The Alexis Walker Award, sponsored by publisher John Wiley & Sons, was created in memory of the late Alexis Walker. Dr. Walker served as NCFR president and was editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family from 2002 to 2006. She was an NCFR Fellow, eminent scholar, and pathfinder in the family field. 

Yue Qian and Jennifer Davison
Yue Qian (left) and Jennifer Davison, Publisher of Wiley

A prize of $5,000 is presented biannually for the award, which recognizes the best Family Science research paper published in a Wiley journal in the preceding two years.

Dr. Qian was recognized for her achievement at the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 20-23 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The National Council on Family Relations is the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. NCFR has a membership of nearly 3,000 family researchers, practitioners and educators. For more information on the National Council on Family Relations or its scholarly publications, visit the NCFR website at ncfr.org.