Shen, W., Hu, L. C., & Hannum, E. (2021). Effect Pathways of Informal Family Separation on Children’s Outcomes: Paternal Labor Migration and Long-Term Educational Attainment of Left-Behind Children in Rural China. Social Science Research, 97, 102576.
The award is presented to the author(s) of the best research paper published in a given year. Dr. Shen’s work is now recognized as one of 17 nominees from over 2,500 articles published in 2020, from around the world.
A joint project of the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family, the international award raises the awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant, and practitioner communities. Nominations are not accepted. A very rigorous process involving nomination and review by a committee of over 70 leading scholars determined this year finalists from over 2,500 articles published in 70 leading English-language journals from around the world. As the standards of quality for work-family research continue to rise, the actionable findings from the best studies will become more commonplace in business communities to inform policy and best people practices.