Zhiming Cheng

Scientia Associate Professor of Economics
Adjunct Associate Professor

Zhiming Cheng is UNSW Scientia Associate Professor of Economics in the Social Policy Research Centre/Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.

Prior to joining UNSW, he worked in the Centre for the Health Economy and Department of Management at Macquarie University and School of Economics at the University of Wollongong. He held the Jacob Wertheim Fellowship for the Betterment of Industrial Relationships at Harvard University and Research Fellowship at the Bank of Finland.

Journal articles
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Cheng Z; Mendolia S; Paloyo AR; Savage DA; Tani M, 2021, 'Working parents, financial insecurity, and childcare: mental health in the time of COVID-19 in the UK', Review of Economics of the Household, vol. 19, pp. 123 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11150-020-09538-3
2021
Li B; Fisher KR; Quan Farrant F; Cheng Z, 2021, 'Digital policy to disability employment? An ecosystem perspective on China and Australia', Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12666
2021
Shahiri H; Cheng Z; Al-Hadi AA, 2021, 'Why do low-skilled foreign workers have a wage advantage? Evidence from the palm oil plantation sector in Malaysia', Population, Space and Place, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.2404
2021
Bilgrami A; Cutler H; Sinha K; Cheng Z, 2021, 'The Impact of Means-Tested Premium Rebates and Tax Penalties on the Demand for Private Hospital Cover in Australia*', Economic Record, vol. 97, pp. 170 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12603
2021
Wang H; Cheng Z; Zhe Wang B; Chen Y, 2021, 'Childhood left-behind experience and labour market outcomes in China', Journal of Business Research, vol. 132, pp. 196 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.04.014
2021
Tani Bertuol M; Cheng Z; Wang BZ; Taksa L; Zhou J, 2021, 'English Skills and Early Labour Market Integration: Evidence from Humanitarian Migrants in Australia', International Migration
2021
Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2021, 'Education and migrant entrepreneurship in urban China', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 188, pp. 506 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2021.05.040
2021
Smyth R; Nielsen I; Cheng Z; Wang BZ, 2021, 'The paradox of the contented female worker: the mediating role of income and the moderating role of sexual orientation', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 32, pp. 573 - 595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1480511
2021
Cheng Z; Wang BZ; Taksa L, 2021, 'Labour Force Participation and Employment of Humanitarian Migrants: Evidence from the Building a New Life in Australia Longitudinal Data', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 168, pp. 697 - 720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04179-8
2021
Cheng Z; Guo W; Hayward M; Smyth R; Wang H, 2021, 'Childhood adversity and the propensity for entrepreneurship: A quasi-experimental study of the Great Chinese Famine', Journal of Business Venturing, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106063
2021
Cheng Z, 2021, 'Education and consumption: Evidence from migrants in Chinese cities', Journal of Business Research, vol. 127, pp. 206 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.01.018
2021
Cheng Z; Jepsen DM; Wang BZ, 2020, 'A Dynamic Analysis of Informal Elder Caregiving and Employee Wellbeing', Journal of Business and Psychology, vol. 35, pp. 85 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10869-018-9603-4
2020
Sun G; Li J; Cheng Z; D'Alessandro S; Johnson L, 2020, 'Consumer personality factors and iPhone consumption in China', Journal of Consumer Behaviour, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cb.1899
2020
Tani Bertuol M; Cheng Z; Piracha M; Wang BZ, 2020, 'Ageing, health, loneliness and wellbeing', Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-020-02450-4
2020
Cheng Z; Prakash K; Smyth R; Wang H, 2020, 'Housing wealth and happiness in Urban China', Cities, vol. 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102470
2020
Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2019, 'Consumption and Happiness', Journal of Development Studies, vol. 55, pp. 120 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2017.1371294
2019
Cheng Z; Nielsen I; Cutler H, 2019, 'Perceived job quality, work-life interference and intention to stay: Evidence from the aged care workforce in Australia', International Journal of Manpower, vol. 40, pp. 17 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJM-08-2017-0208
2019
Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2019, 'Health outcomes, health inequality and Mandarin proficiency in urban China', China Economic Review, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2019.101305
2019
Li J; Fang M; Wang W; Sun G; Cheng Z, 2018, 'The influence of grit on life satisfaction: Self-esteem as a mediator', Psychologica Belgica, vol. 58, pp. 51 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/pb.400
2018
Li J; Han X; Wang W; Sun G; Cheng Z, 2018, 'How social support influences university students' academic achievement and emotional exhaustion: The mediating role of self-esteem', Learning and Individual Differences, vol. 61, pp. 120 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2017.11.016
2018
Huang Y; Guo F; Cheng Z, 2018, 'Market mechanisms and migrant settlement intentions in urban China', Asian Population Studies, vol. 14, pp. 22 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441730.2017.1347348
2018
Li J; Wang W; Sun G; Jiang Z; Cheng Z, 2018, 'Supervisor–Subordinate Guanxi and Job Satisfaction Among Migrant Workers in China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 139, pp. 293 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1471-6
2018
Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2018, 'Do migrant students affect local students’ academic achievements in urban China?', Economics of Education Review, vol. 63, pp. 64 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2018.01.007
2018
Li J; Sun G; Cheng Z, 2017, 'The Influence of Political Skill on Salespersons’ Work Outcomes: A Resource Perspective', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 141, pp. 551 - 562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2696-z
2017
Wang W; Li J; Sun G; Cheng Z; Zhang X-A, 2017, 'Achievement goals and life satisfaction: the mediating role of perception of successful agency and the moderating role of emotion reappraisal.', Psicol Reflex Crit, vol. 30, pp. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41155-017-0078-4
2017
CHENG Z; SMYTH R, 2017, 'CHINA’S IMBALANCED SEX RATIO AND SATISFACTION WITH MARRIAGE', The Singapore Economic Review, vol. 62, pp. 765 - 782, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/s0217590817400252
2017
Wang H; Smyth R; Cheng Z, 2017, 'The economic returns to proficiency in English in China', China Economic Review, vol. 43, pp. 91 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2017.01.004
2017
Cheng Z; Mishra V; Nielsen I; Smyth R; Wang BZ, 2017, 'Wellbeing in China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 132, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1387-1
2017
Wang BZ; Cheng Z, 2017, 'Environmental Perceptions, Happiness and Pro-environmental Actions in China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 132, pp. 357 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-1218-9
2017
Sun G; Wang W; Cheng Z; Li J; Chen J, 2017, 'The Intermediate Linkage Between Materialism and Luxury Consumption: Evidence from the Emerging Market of China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 132, pp. 475 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1273-x
2017
Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2016, 'Are Chinese workers compensated for occupational risk?', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 58, pp. 111 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185615598192
2016
Cheng Z; King SP; Smyth R; Wang H, 2016, 'Housing property rights and subjective wellbeing in urban China', European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 45, pp. 160 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2016.08.002
2016
Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2016, 'Why Give it Away When You Need it Yourself? Understanding Public Support for Foreign Aid in China', The Journal of Development Studies, vol. 52, pp. 53 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2015.1068294
2016
Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2016, 'Language and consumption', China Economic Review, vol. 40, pp. 135 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2016.06.009
2016
Cheng Z, 2016, 'Book Review: Daniel A Bell, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy', Political Studies Review, vol. 14, pp. 629 - 630, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1478929916656954
2016
Wang H; Guo F; Cheng Z, 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, vol. 21, pp. 124 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.1810
2015
Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2015, 'Crime victimization, neighborhood safety and happiness in China', Economic Modelling, vol. 51, pp. 424 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2015.08.027
2015
Cheng Z, 2015, 'Book Review: Asia and the Pacific: Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition', Political Studies Review, vol. 13, pp. 308 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1478-9302.12087_112
2015
Cheng Z; Smyth R; Guo F, 2015, 'The impact of China’s new Labour Contract Law on socioeconomic outcomes for migrant and urban workers', Human Relations, vol. 68, pp. 329 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726714543480
2015
Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2015, 'Sex and happiness', Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol. 112, pp. 26 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2014.12.030
2015
Wang H; Guo F; Cheng Z, 2015, 'A distributional analysis of wage discrimination against migrant workers in China’s urban labour market', Urban Studies, vol. 52, pp. 2383 - 2403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098014547367
2015
Cheng Z; Wang H; Smyth R, 2014, 'Happiness and job satisfaction in urban China: A comparative study of two generations of migrants and urban locals', Urban Studies, vol. 51, pp. 2160 - 2184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098013506042
2014
Cheng Z; Nielsen I; Smyth R, 2014, 'Access to social insurance in urban China: A comparative study of rural–urban and urban–urban migrants in Beijing', Habitat International, vol. 41, pp. 243 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2013.08.007
2014
Huang Y; Cheng Z, 2014, 'Why are Migrants' Not Participating in Welfare Programs? Evidence from Shanghai, China', Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 23, pp. 183 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/011719681402300203
2014
Cheng Z, 2014, 'The Effects of Employee Involvement and Participation on Subjective Wellbeing: Evidence from Urban China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 118, pp. 457 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-013-0430-8
2014
Cheng Z; Smyth R; Sun G, 2014, 'Participation and expenditure of migrants in the illegal lottery in China’s Pearl River Delta', Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 55, pp. 333 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15387216.2014.994542
2014
Cheng Z, 2014, 'Layoffs and Urban Poverty in the State-Owned Enterprise Communities in Shaanxi Province, China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 116, pp. 199 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-013-0278-y
2014
Cheng Z, 2014, 'Book Review: Asia and the Pacific: The Accidental Capitalist: A People's Story of the New China', Political Studies Review, vol. 12, pp. 336 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1478-9302.12053_140
2014
Cheng Z; Guo F; Hugo G; Yuan X, 2013, 'Employment and wage discrimination in the Chinese cities: A comparative study of migrants and locals', Habitat International, vol. 39, pp. 246 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.11.007
2013
Cheng Z; Wang H, 2013, 'Do neighbourhoods have effects on wages? A study of migrant workers in urban China', Habitat International, vol. 38, pp. 222 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.07.002
2013
Cheng Z, 2011, 'From planned to market economy: The rise and fall of the City of Textiles, Xi’an', Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, vol. 26, pp. 348 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269094211409128
2011
Cheng Z, 2010, 'Poverty in China’s Urban Communities', China Report, vol. 46, pp. 143 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000944551004600204
2010
Book Chapters
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Wang H; Cheng Z; Smyth R, 2019, 'Wealth, Happiness and Happiness Inequality in China', in Social Indicators Research Series, Springer International Publishing, pp. 445 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05535-6_20
2019
Cheng Z; Wang H; Chen Y, 2014, 'Labor Contract, Trade Union Membership, and Workplace Relations: A Study of Migrant Workers in Guangdong Province, China', in Social Issues in China, Springer New York, pp. 183 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2224-2_10
2014
Cheng Z, 2014, 'The New Generation of Migrant Workers in Urban China', in Urban China in the New Era, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 125 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54227-5_7
2014

Chinese economy and society