Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Ching Jiangqin Du, PhD

March 27, 2012

This afternoon, Ching Du successfully defended her PhD dissertation, The Transformation of Conjugal Partnerships: Union Transitions and Trajectories in Canada. Her research investigates the transformations of conjugal partnerships in Canada throughout the past several decades and risk factors associated with these partnership transformations. Partnership trajectories she studied include "one-marriage trajectory", "two-marriage trajectory" and "serial-cohabitation trajectory." She examined factors such as socioeconomic prospects, family structure, religiosity, and regional differences between Quebec and the rest of Canada. Her thesis also includes a comparison of risk factors affecting the stability of first and second marriages. Read more

Congratulations, Ching!