Yuting Li

University of Turku, Finland

“Dare to borrow? Mortgage Behaviour as a Microfoundation of Housing Financialization and Wealth Inequality in China”

Yuting Li is a master’s student at the University of Turku in Finland, studying ‘Inequalities, Interventions, and the New Welfare State’. She received her bachelor’s and first master’s degrees in sociology from Nanjing University in China. Her previous position was as a research assistant at Nanjing University’s Employment Quality Research Centre. Her research interests include housing, wealth inequality, and comparative welfare states, which she pursues primarily through theory-motivated quantitative methods. She specifically investigated how housing financialisation exacerbated wealth inequality in China and hopes to expand on this topic in a comparative context.