Social Demography and Migration

This area encompasses faculty with research expertise in various aspects of population dynamics, including family demography, population health, and patterns of crime and violence. One area of particular strength lies in the study of migration, with faculty research in areas such as international migration, policy, and the economic and social integration of children of immigrants.

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Faculty Experts in Social Demography and Migration

Teresa Abada, Associate Professor
Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations (MER)

Teresa Abada
  • Social, cultural, human capital
  • Migration
  • Immigrant health
  • Immigrant integration
  • Economic and social integration of children of immigrants

SSC 5429
519-661-2111 x83690
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Kate H. Choi, Associate Professor
Director, Centre for Research on Social Inequality

Kate Choi
  • Social inequality
  • Social Stratification
  • International migration
  • Family demography
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities
On Leave - January 1 to June 30, 2023
SSC 5331
519-661-2111 x85115
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Michael Haan, Associate Professor
Director, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western

Michael Haan
  • Demography
  • Immigrant settlement
  • Labour market integration
  • Migration
  • Data development
  • Longitudinal data analysis

SSC 5412
519-661-2111 x85110
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Rachel Margolis, Associate Professor
Undergraduate Chair, Department of Sociology

Rachel Margolis
  • Demography
  • Social inequality
  • Family change
  • Aging

SSC 5326
519-661-2111 x82850
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Howard Ramos, Professor
Chair, Sociology

  • Political sociology
  • Immigration
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion
  • Social change
  • Media studies
  • Secondary cities

SSC 5316
519-661-2111 x85142
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Andrea Willson, Associate Professor

Andrea Willson
  • Social inequality over the life course
  • Aging and the life course
  • Health effects of socioeconomic status across generations
  • Quantitative research
On Leave - July 1 to December 31, 2022
SSC 5423
519-661-2111 x85132
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Yoko Yoshida, Associate Professor

  • Immigration and integration
  • Social statistics
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Social inequality
  • Inequality in health

SSC 5409
519-661-2111 x85045
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Anna Zajacova, Associate Professor
Graduate Chair, Department of Sociology

Anna Zajacova
  • Social epidemiology
  • Health inequalities
  • Demography
  • Lifecourse and aging
  • Ethnicity
  • Quantitative methods

SSC 5330
519-661-2111 x85123
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