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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Position: Associate Professor - Department of Marketing and Management
  • Qualifications: BA (Renmin), MA and PhD (U of Hawaii)

Contact Details

  • Ph: (+61-2) 9850 8445
  • Email Fei Guo
  • Fax: (+61-2) 9850 6065
  • Room: 627, building: E4A

Areas of Expertise

  • Demographic change and migration
  • Skilled and student migration and labour market
  • Social stratification of migrant communities
  • Demography of contemporary China
  • Fertility behaviour of migrants
  • Population and housing markets
  • Internationalisation of highly skilled professionals
  • Internationalization of Chinese banks
  • Consumer Demographics

Profile

Dr. Fei Guo is an Associate Professor of Demography in the Department of Marketing and Management at Macquarie University.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii in 1996 and was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship to conduct research at the Australian National University (ANU).  She has also held academic position at the University of Wollongong.  Her main research interests range from skilled migration, return migration and student migration in the Asia Pacific region to internal migration and migrant communities in contemporary China.  Her other research areas include the impacts of demographic changes on residential housing markets and labour market performance of migrant groups in Australia.  She is also interested in the areas of internationalisation of highly skilled professionals and the localisation of workforce in international corporations. Since joining Macquarie University in 2002, Dr. Guo's research has been supported by a large grant from the Ford Foundation to study migration and urban poverty in China, a Discovery Project grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to study rural migrant labour in large Chinese cities, and a Macquarie Enterprises Partnership research grant to study demographic changes and residential housing markets in Australia.  She has widely published in such journals as International Migration Review, Asian and Pacific Migration Review, Habitat International, China Perspectives, and Journal of Asian Public Policy. Recently she guest-edited a special issue "New Developments in Australia's Skilled Migration Flows" (with Tani and Hugo) for the Asian and Pacific Migration Review. Her co-edited books on return migration in the Asia Pacific and China's demographic transition were published by Edward Elgar Publishing and the Oxford University Press.  She is currently an Associate Editor of International Migration Review, a high impact academic journal published by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) of New York.

Research grants

  • 2016, Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme grant ($150,000) "Web-based Analytical Platform Hosting China's Labour Market, Migration, Household and Demographic Dynamics Survey Datasets"(CIs: Fei Guo and Zhiming Cheng).
  • 2014-16 Australian Research Council Discovery grant ($230,000) for project entitled: 'Affinities in Multicultural Australia': Chief Investigators: Associate Professor Ellie Vasta, Professor Lucy Taksa and Associate Professor Fei Guo
  • 2011-2012, Macquarie Enterprise Partnership Research Grant ($64,400) to study "The impacts of demographic changes on residential housing markets in Australia" (with co-chief investigator Professor Lucy Taksa and the industry partner RESIMAC).
  • 2007-2009, ARC-Discovery Project Grant ($237,000) to carry out a multi-city study in China entitled "Migrant Labour in Large Chinese Cities" (with Prof. G. Hugo, Uni. of Adelaide and Prof. Yuan X. Nankai University). This project investigates the nature of labour migration in China and its drivers by linking labour market segmentation to uneven demographic changes. It examines the urban sectors that are most dependent on migrants in four large cities and the implications for policy on internal migration in China.
  • 2006-2007, Macquarie University Research Development Grant ($28,150) to carry out "Migrant Labour in Large Chinese Cities – A Pilot Study".
  • 2003-2005, a research grant from the Ford Foundation to study "Shantytowns in Chinese cities: a five-city study of migration and urban poverty"($119,000) (with Prof. Cai Fang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences). This project investigates the social structure of shantytown communities in Chinese cities, community governance, connection/disconnection with local society, and settlement and livelihoods of the residents in the shantytowns. The results from the project provide insights into the new features of social stratification in contemporary Chinese society.

Research awards

  • 2015, Excellent HDR Supervision Award, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University
  • 2011 Excellent Teaching Award, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University
  • 1997 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australian National University.
  • 1996 Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Population Council, New York.

Research areas

  • Demographic transition and international migration
  • Student and skilled migration and labour market
  • Return migration and migration network
  • Internationalisation of highly skilled professionals
  • Internal migration and migrant communities in China
  • Urban land reform and urban expansion in China
  • Application of demography in planning

Publications

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  • Wang, Haining, Fei Guo and Zhiming Cheng (2015), Discrimination in Migrant Workers' Welfare Entitlements and Benefits in Urban Labour Market: Findings from a Four-city Study in China. Population, Space and Place, 21(2), 124-139.
  • Jian-Min Sun, Fei Guo, Robert Jack & Yimin Huang (2015), Special issue on 'IHRM implications of the internationalization of Chinese banking and financial institutions', The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(9), 1283-1286
  • Cheng, Z., R. Smyth and F. Guo (2014) "The impact of China's new Labour Contract Law on socioeconomic outcomes for migrant and urban workers", Human Relations, published online 27 October 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0018726714543480
  • Wang, H., F. Guo and Z. Cheng (2014) "A Distributional Analysis of Wage Discrimination against Migrant Workers in China's Urban Labour Market", Urban Studies, published online 1 September 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0042098014547367
  • De Lombaerde, P., Guo, F., & Neto, H. (2014). "South-South migrations : what is (still) on the research agenda?" International Migration Review, 48 (1), 103-112
  • Guo, F. and Zhang, Z.X. (2013), One Decade of the Reform of Social Insurance and Social Protection Policies for Migrants: Evidence from Four Major Cities in China, Renkou Yanjiu (Population Research). 
  • Cheng, Z.M., Guo, F., Hugo, G. and Yuan, X. (2013),Employment and Wage Discrimination in the Chinese Cities: A Comparative Study of Migrants and Locals, Habitat International, vol. 39, pp246-255. 
  • Wang, H.N., Guo, F. and Cheng, Z.M. (in press) "Discrimination in Migrant Workers' Welfare Entitlements and Benefits in Urban Labour Market: Findings from a Four-City Study in China", Population, Space and Place, DOI: 10.1002/psp.1810.
  • Guo, F. and Zhang, Z. (2012) "The Urban Labour Market Status of China's Floating Population: A three-group approach", Renkou Yanjiu (Population Research), vol. 36, no. 1, pp3-14.
  • Chen, J. and F. Guo (2011) "Chinese Urbanization and Urban Housing Growth since the mid-1990s", Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 219-232(14).
  • Chen, J., F. Guo, and Y. Wu (2011) "One Decade of Urban Housing Reform in China: Urban housing price dynamics and the role of migration and urbanization, 1995-2005", Habitat International, vol. 35, pp1-8. 
  • Guo, F. (2010) "Demographic Structure and International Student Mobility: an Investigation of Chinese Students in Australia", Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 19, no. 1, pp143-156. 
  • Guo F. and Z. Cheng (2010) Labour Market Disparity, Poverty and Inequality in Urban China", China Perspectives, vol. 4, pp16-30.
  • Chen, J. and F. Guo (2010) "Accommodating Migrants in the Post-Reform Urban China: The Perspective of the Chinese Hukou System", International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp173-188.
  • Huang, Y., F..Guo and Y. Tang (2010) "Hukou status and social exclusion of rural-urban migrants in transitional China", Journal of Asian Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp172-185.  
  • Guo, F. (2010) "International Mobility of Students to and from Australia and the Relationship with Labour Mobility: An Update on Chinese Students", Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 18, no. 1 
  • Guo, F. and Z. Zhang (2007), "Social Stratification in Migrant-concentrated Communities in China: Findings from a Five-city Study of Migration and Urban Poverty", International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, vol. 1, no. 4, pp81-92
  • Guo, F. (2007), "Fertility Behaviours of rural-urban migrants in China", Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 16, no. 1. 
  • Parr, N. and F. Guo (2005), "Occupational concentration and mobility of Asian immigrants in Australia", Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 14., no. 3. 
  • Guo, F . (2004) "A rural migrant community in urban Beijing ", Social Sciences Volume on Urban Sustainability, The Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishers, UNESCO. 
  • Guo, F . and Iredale, R. (2004) "The impacts of Hukou status on migrants' employment: findings from the 1997 Beijing Migrant Census" International Migration Review, vol. 38, no. 2. 
  • Guo, F. (2002) "School attendance of migrant children in Beijing, China: a multivariate analysis," Asian and Pacific Migration Journal Vo. 11. No.3. 
  • Lai, D, F. Guo, and Hardy, R. (2000), "Standardized mortality ratio and life expectancy: a comparative study of the Chinese mortality", International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 29, pp.852-855. 
  • Iredale, R. and F. Guo (2000), "Theoretical explanation and policy framework for female labor migration in Asia: case study of the Philippines", Oriental Geographer, vol. 44, no.1. Pp.3-16. 
  • Yang, X. and F. Guo (1999), "Gender difference in determinants of temporary labor migration in China: A multilevel analysis", International Migration Review, vol. 33. No. 4. Pp. 929-953. 
  • Guo, F. (1999), Book review on Fate and Fortune in Rural China: Social organization and population behavior in Liaoning 1774-1873 (by J. Lee and C. Campbell), in Population Studies, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 108-109. 
  • Yang, Q. and F. Guo (1996), "Occupational Attainments of Rural to Urban Temporary Economic Migration in China, 1985-1990", International Migration Review, vol. 30, no. 3. 
  • Guo, F. (1995), Book review on Migration and Urbanization in China (by Day, L. and Ma, X.) for China Review International, spring vol. pp 57-59, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, HI. 
  • Choe, M., F. Guo, Zhang, R., and Wu, J. (1992), "Progression to Second and Third Births in China: Patterns and Covariates in Six Provinces", International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 18, no. 4, 1992, pp.130-136.

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  • Iredale, R. and F. Guo (2015) (ed.) Handbook on Chinese Migration, Identity and Wellbeing, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Zhao, Z. and F. Guo (ed.) (2007), Population in China at the Beginning of the 21st Century (ed.) Oxford University Press, U. K.
  • Iredale, R., F. Guo, and S. Rozario (ed.) (2003) Return Migration in the Asia Pacific, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham , U. K.
  • Iredale, R., Bilik, N. and Guo, F . (eds.) (2003) China 's Minority on the Move , M. E. Sharpe Inc. Armonk , New York.
  • Iredale, R. Bilik, B. Wang, S. Guo, F. and Hoy, C. (2001), Contemporary minority migration, education and ethnicity in China, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.

Special Issues Edited

  •  Sun, Jian-Min, Fei Guo, Robert Jack & Yimin Huang (forthcoming), Special issue on 'IHRM implications of the internationalization of Chinese banking and financial institutions', The International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Jiang, Zhou, Paul Gollan, Fei Guo, and Ying Wang (forthcoming) Special Issue: Vocational Experiences and Quality of Life of Migrants, Social Indicators Research.
  • Guo, Fei, Graeme Hugo and Massimiliano Tani (2014) "The Globally Mobile Skilled Labour Force: Policy Challenges and Economic Opportunities", a special collection in International Migration, Vol. 52, no. 2.
  • De Lombaerde, Philippe, Fei Guo and Helion Povoa Neto (2014) "South –South Migrations" a special collection in International Migration Review, Vol. 48, no. 1 (Spring 2014).
  • Tani, Massimiliano, Fei Guo and Graeme Hugo (2010) (ed.) "New Developments in Australia's Skilled Migration Flows", a special issue in the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 19, no. 1.

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  • Guo, Fei and Robyn Iredale (2015) "Migration, identity and wellbeing in China: recent developments and new research", in Iredale, R. and F. Guo (ed.) Handbook on Chinese Migration, Identity and Wellbeing, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Huang, Yeqing and Fei Guo (2015) "Boundaries, exclusion and identity construction: experiences of rural-urban migrants in China", in Iredale, R and F. Guo (ed.) Handbook on Chinese Migration, Identity and Wellbeing, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Guo, Fei and Robyn Iredale (2015) "Current trends, emerging issues and future perspectives", in Iredale, R. and F. Guo (ed.) Handbook on Chinese Migration, Identity and Wellbeing, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Guo, Fei, Cheng, Zhiming, Hugo, Graeme, & Gao, Wenshu (2014). Wages and employment status of China?s migrant workers. In Reeves, Wang, Mark Y.; Kee, Pookong and Gao, Jia (Eds.), Transforming Chinese cities (pp. 18). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Guo, F. and Gao, W. (2008) What determines welfare and social security entitlements of rural migrants in Chinese cities?", in I. Nelson and R. Smyth (ed.) Migration and Social Protection in China, New Jersey: World Scientific.
  • Zhao, Z. and F. Guo (2007), "Introduction" in Zhao and Guo (ed.) Population in China at the Beginning of the 21st century, Oxford University Press, U. K
  • Guo, F. (2007), "The impact of temporary migration on migrants and their communities" in Zhao and Guo (ed.) Population in China at the Beginning of the 21st century, Oxford University Press, U. K.
  • Iredale, R. and Guo, F. (2003) "Gendered migration in the Asia Pacific region: case studies of the Philippines, Indonesia and China" in R. Iredale, C. Hawksley & S. Castles (ed.) Migration in the Asia Pacific: Population, Settlement and Citizenship Issues. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.
  • Iredale, R., F. Guo and S. Rozario (2003), "Introduction", in Iredale, Guo and Rozario, eds. Return Migration in the Asia Pacific, pp1-25, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.
  • Guo, F. and R. Iredale (2003), "The view from Australia", in Iredale, Guo and Rozario, eds. Return Migration in the Asia Pacific, pp26-46, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.
  • Luo, K., F. Guo and P. Huang (2003), "China: Government policies and emerging trends of reversal of the brain drain", in Iredale, Guo and Rozario, eds. Return Migration in the Asia Pacific, pp 88-111, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.
  • Iredale, R. N. Bilik and F. Guo (2003), "Overview of minority migration", in Iredale, Bilik and Guo eds. China's Minorities on the Move, pp-3-31, M. E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York, US.
  • Choe, M. Zhang, R. Wu, J and Guo, F. (1996), "The pace of family building in Modern China", in China: the Many Facets of Demographic Changes, edited by Alice Goldstein and Wang Feng, Westview Press.

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  • Guo, F. and Z. Zhang (2006), "Transforming Urban Villages: Social Stratification In Migrant Communities In China," in the Proceedings of ACESA 2006 International Conference: Emerging China http://www.cfses.com/06confchina/program.htm
  • Guo, F. and Zhang, Z. (2004), "Rural migrants and shantytown communities in Chinese cities", Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economics Studies Australia (ACESA).
  • Guo, F. and Iredale, R. (2003), "Unemployment among the migrant population in Chinese cities: the case study of Beijing, in Coate, B., R. Brooks, I. Fraser and L. Xu (ed.) Proceedings of the 15 th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA), Melbourne: RMIT Business Research Development Unit.
  • Guo, F. (1991), "The Trends of Marital Fertility, Second and Third Birth in China, 1966-1987", in Fertility in China: Proceeding of the International Seminar on China's In-depth Fertility Survey, pp 205-222, 1991, Voorburg, The Netherlands.

Affiliations / activities

Fei has been a member of a number of professional associations and organizations, including the International Union for the Scientific Studies in Population (IUSSP), Population Association of America (PAA) and Australian Population Association (APA).  She has been one of Australian coordinators for the Asia Pacific Migration Network (APMRN).  She was a member of the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion (CRSI), a CORE research centre of Macquarie University.  In 2010, she was the co-leader of CRSI's research cluster migration and multiculturalism.  In the past years, Fei has served as a referee for the following journals:

  • International Migration Review
  • International Migration
  • Demography
  • Asian and Pacific Migration Review
  • Asia Pacific Viewpoints
  • Asian Population Studies
  • Journal of Population Research
  • Chinese Southern Diaspore Studies
  • Journal of Psychosocial Intervention

Fei has been a member of Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) committee of Macquarie University since 2005 and was a member of a number of other committees/panels, including the faculty research committee (2007), Postgraduate research grant review panel (2008) and an elected staff member on the Faculty Executive Committee (2009), and currently a member on the Faculty Academic Board.

Since 2006 Fei has been an assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC) assessing research grant applications for ARC DP, ARC Linkage, and Future Fellowship schemes.  Fei is currently an Associate Editor of International Migration Review, a New York-based academic journal published by the Center for Migration Studies.


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HDR Continuing

  • 2014 - PhD Supervision - Principal. [Xianling Zhang], commencing Feb, 2014. F/T, PHD; MKMT– Thesis title "Impact of Population Ageing on China's Economy: Savings, Consumption and Labour Force"
  • 2014 – Principal. [Sisi Yang], commencing Oct 2014. F/T, PHD: MKMT – Thesis title "Settlement Intentions of Migrant Workers in Chinese Cities"
  • 2011 – PhD Supervision– Associate. [Nila Sharma], commencing May 2011, F/T (on parental leave in 2013), PHD: ANTH – Thesis title "South Asian Communities in Australia: Gender, Employment and Wellbeing"

HDR Completions

  • 2014 - PhD Supervision - Principal. [Haining Wang], Jun 21, 2011 - Jan 04, 2014. PHD; MKMT– Thesis title "Migration and Discrimination in China's Urban Labour Market"
  • 2014 – PhD Supervision – Associate. [Christine Brickenstein], Jul 2010– Jan 2014. PHD: LAW – Thesis title "Foreign Seasonal Workers in Agriculture: A Comparison of Regulations and Practices in the Pacific and in Europe".
  • 2013 – Honours Supervision – Principal. [Laurence Redaelli], Feb 2013 to Dec 2013. HONOURS: MKMT– Thesis title "Exploring Ethnic Entrepreneurship: A study of Vietnamese and Lebanese Enclaves in the Greater Sydney Area".
  • 2011 - PhD Supervision - Principal. [Yeqing Huang], Jul 26, 2007 - Aug 07, 2011. PHD; BUS – Thesis title "Social exclusion of rural-urban migrants in transitional China"
  • 2011 - PhD Supervision - Principal. [Junhua Chen], Jul 26, 2007 - Aug 07, 2011. PHD; BUS – Thesis title "Migration, urbanization and the dual labour market: Analysis of dynamics and constraints of Chinese urban housing growth"
  • 2010 – PhD Supervision – Associate. [Zhiming Cheng], Jul 2007 – Aug 2010. PHD: ECO – Thesis title "Urban Poverty among Laid-Off Workers in the Chinese State Enterprise Reform".

Teaching Interests

Fei's teaching interests range from conventional demography subjects to marketing research methods and experiential learning in international business studies. She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects and has also contributed to honours program teaching. During Fei's academic career she has taught courses on:

  • Demographic techniques
  • Demographic fundamentals
  • Topics in demography
  • Business demographics
  • Marketing research
  • Methods of demographic analysis
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Sociology of Contemporary China
  • International study tour
  • Internationalization of Chinese banks
  • Consumer Demographics

Lecturing and Tutoring

2002 to present, Lecturer-in-charge/lecturer/tutor

  • Consumer Demographics
  • Demographic techniques
  • Demographic fundamentals
  • International study tour
  • Topics in demography
  • Business demography
  • Marketing Research

Overview of Academic Employment

  • 2012 onward Associate Professor, Department of Marketing and Management, Macquarie University.
  • 2005 2012, Senior Lecturer in Demography, Department of Marketing and Management, Macquarie University.
  • 2002 2005 Lecturer in Demography, Department of Business, Macquarie University.
  • 1999 2001 Research Fellow, the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), University of Wollongong.
  • 1997 1999 Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow, Demography Program, Australian National University.
  • 1996 Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii.
  • 1995 Pre-doctoral Fellow, Population Council, New York.