Main Research Areas of Expertise
We study aging over the life course as a social process with attention to the intersections of individual lives, social structures, and social change. This research examines family ties and aging; work, family and policy; socioeconomic status and health from early life through old age; and identity formation across the life course.
We use sociological approaches to understand health as a manifestation of broader structures of social inequality. Research includes examining cumulative advantage processes, social mobility, health behaviours, health professions, work and health, intimate partner violence, and Aboriginal well-being.
We study various aspects of population dynamics, including family demography, population health, and patterns of crime and violence. Our research examines international migration, policy, and the economic and social integration of children of immigrants.
We explore social inequality along multiple dimensions including class, race, ethnicity and immigration status, sexuality, and gender, and research the ways in which social institutions, social processes and social practices are infused with, and shaped by power.
We study inequality in work, in the context of the changing nature of work and the economy. This includes processes of professionalization and regulation, gender and work, school-work transitions, job stress, disability accommodation, precarious employment, work and aging, and retirement and pensions.