Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science
Teresa Abada

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Teresa Abada, Associate Professor

Ph.D Sociology, University of Alberta


Teresa Abada’s current research interests include investigating the social, cultural and human capital factors that shape the children of immigrants’ economic and social integration.

Current Research Projects

A Comparison of Filipino Immigrants’ Economic Integration in Canada and the United States

The social, cultural and human capital factors that shape the children of immigrants’ economic and social integration

Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
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Refereed Articles

(2016) "Does helping them benefit me? Examining the emotional cost and benefit of immigrants' pecuniary remittance behaviour in Canada" (with Jonathan Amoyaw), Social Science & Medicine, 153:182-192.

(2015) "Impact of Remittance Behaviour on Immigrant Housing Ownership Trajectories: An Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Canada from 2001-2005" (with V.Z. Kuuire, G. Arku, I. Luginaah and M. Buzzelli) Social Indicators Research. (published online).

(2014) "The Labour Market Outcomes of the Children of Immigrants in Ontario" (with Sylvia Lin), Canadian Studies in Population 41(1-2):78-96.

(2014) "Choice or Necessity: Do Immigrants and Their Children Choose Self-Employment for the Same Reasons?" (with Hou Feng and Yuqian Lu), Work Employment and Society 28(1):78-94.

(2013) "Bosses of Their Own: Are Children of Immigrants More Likely than Their Parents to Be Self-Employed?" (with Feng Hou and Yuqian Lu) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

(2012) "Women's Autonomy and Unintended Pregnancies in the Philippines" (with Eric Tenkorang) Journal of Biosocial Science 44(6):703-718

Thesis Supervision

Supervisory Status: MA, PhD

Ph.D. Theses

Currently supervising Yuji Sano

(2016) Jonathan Amoyaw, Transnational Engagement and Immigrants' Well-Being in Canada

Committee Member: Vincent Kuuire, Department of Geography (defended September 2015)

Committee Member: Godfred Boateng, (defended September 2015).

Muhammad Raza, Social and Human Capital: The Determinants of Economic Integration of South Asian Immigrants in Canada (supervised with Roderic Beaujot) -defended November 2012.

MA Theses

MA thesis jointly supervised with Paul Paré - Junmin Jeong, Immigrant Religiosity and Deviance.

Thesis Supervisory Committee Member for Marsha Branco, Immigrant Labour Market Outcomes in Canada: Accounting for Gender, Age at Arrival, and Country of Origin.

Examining Board Member for Andrea Flynn, Defying Demographic Expectations: Induced Abortion, Contraceptive Use, and the 'Culture' of Birth Control in Cuba.

MA Research Paper Supervision

W. Zachary Marshall, Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Canada: Understanding the Socio-Political Issues.

Michael Nitti, State Impact on Refugee Youths in Ontario: A Focus on Education and Language Related Policy.

Jonathan Amoyaw, Immigrants and Their Decisions to Remit: Exploring the Social Dimensions of Remittance Incentives as a Function of Migrant Networks.

Sarah Warden, Political Integration among the Children of Immigrants in Canada: An Examination of Factors that Inhibit and Encourage Political Participation.