Chen-Hao Hsu (M.A.)


Chen-Hao Hsu (MA)
Chair of Sociology, in particular Methods of Empirical Social Research
University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstrasse 21
96045 Bamberg

Tel .:  + 49-951-863-2423
Room:  FG1 / 00.05

Academic positions

Chen-Hao Hsu studied International Business (B.A. 2014) and Sociology (M.A. 2016) at the National Taiwan University. During his studies, he worked in several positions as a research assistant at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research and at the National Taiwan University. From October 2017 to August 2019, he worked as a research assistant in Academia Sinica (Taiwan) on the project "Population and Labor Force Projections with Education up to 2050: Taiwan and its Aging Neighbors." In October 2019, he started his PhD study (project topic: "Uncertainty, Family Formation, and Motherhood Penalties") at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. He is the scholarship holder of the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship. Currently, he works as a teaching associate in the Chair of Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Bamberg.

Research Interests

  • Family demography, especially the economic causes and consequences of family formation.
  • Labor market research, especially the impcat of precarious employment and unemployment.
  • Couple relationship and wellbeing.
  • Comparative studies, especially in East Asia and Europe.
  • Panel data analysis and quantitative causal inference.


Hsu, C.-H. (forhcoming). “Parity-specific motherhood penalties: Long-term impacts of childbirth on women’s earnings in Japan.” Advances in Life Course Research.

Hsu, C.-H., Posegga, O., Fischbach, K., & Engelhardt, H. (forthcoming). “Examining the trade-offs between human fertility and longevity over three centuries using crowdsourced genealogy data.” PLOS ONE.

Cheng, Y.‐h.A. & Hsu, C.‐H. (2020). No More Babies without Help for Whom? Education, Division of Labor, and Fertility Intentions. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82: 1270-1285. doi:10.1111/jomf.12672

Conferences or invited presentations

[June, 2021] Paper presentation on "Work and fertility in Taiwan: How women’s and men’s career sequences associate with fertility outcomes?" at the 4th Joint Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2021, University of Tilburg, Tilburg, the Netherland. (Online conference).

[June, 2021] Paper presentation on "Comparing the motherhood wage penalty in Germany and Japan: Parity-specific effects and their long-term dynamics" at the 2021 ISA RC28 Spring Meeting, University of Turku, Turku, Finland. (Online conference).

[July, 2020] Invited talk on "Human fertility and longevity: Evidence from crowdsourcing genealogical data" in the course Social Demography hosted by Prof. Dr. Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler, University of Bamberg, Germany. (With H. Engelhardt-Wölfler and O. Posegga).

[April, 2019] Poster presentation on “Changing labor force and economic growth in post-industrial Taiwan: The importance of incorporating a gender perspective” at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America , Austin, USA. (Full text available here).

[April, 2019]  Poster presentation on “No more babies without help? Spousal division of labor and fertility intentions in Taiwan ”at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America , Austin, USA. (With Y.-h. A. Cheng).

[February, 2016] Presentation on “Diversified manpower management Strategies among Taiwanese corporations in the New Labor Pension System” at the 2016 East Asian Conference for Young Sociologists (EACYS) , Tokyo, Japan.


[Summer term 21]  Co-instructor of the course Fortgeschrittene Verfahren der Mehrebenenanalyse und des internationalen Vergleichs: Multilevel analysis using comparative micro data (held in English)

[Winter term 20/21]  Co-instructor of the course Fortgeschrittene Verfahren der Längsschnittanalyse: Applied Panel Data Analysis (held in English)

[Feb, 2020]  Teaching assistant of the course "Panel Data Analysis" at the 9th ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, Bamberg, Germany.

[Winter term 15/16]  Teaching assistant of the course "Organizational Theory" at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.