Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science
Kate Choi

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Kate H. Choi, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California - Los Angeles
M.A, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Economics, Duke University Personal Website

Kate H. Choi is a social demographer who studies the causes and consequences of international migration for migrants, their families, and the communities in which they live. Her work examines how migration influences family formation processes (i.e., marriage, assortative mating, and fertility) and explores how the resulting changes in family composition and size go on to affect the educational composition of future generations in Mexico and the United States.

Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)

Forthcoming. "Intermarriage: Bringing Marriage Markets Back" (with Marta Tienda) Journal of Marriage and Family.

2016 "Understanding patterns of contraceptive use among never married Mexican American women" (with Erin Hamilton) Demographic Research 34(40): 1129-1160.

2015 "Asian Mothers and Children's Verbal Development in Australia and the United States" (with A. Hsin and S. McLanahan) Social Science Research 52: 389-407.

2015 "Community Level Migration and Birth Weight: Low Birth Weight, Normal Birth Weight, and Macrosomia" (with E. Hamilton) Social Science and Medicine 132: 278-286.

2014 "Widowhood, Age heterogamy, and Health: The Role of Selection, Marital Quality, and Health Behaviors" (with S. Vasunilashorn) Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 69B(1):123-134

2014 "Fertility in the Context of Mexican Migration to the United States" Demographic Research 30(24):703-738.

2012 "International Migration and Educational Assortative Mating" (with Robert D. Mare) Demography 49(2): 449-476.

2012 "Immigration and Status Exchange in Australia and the United States" (with Marta Tienda, Deborah Cobb-Clark, and Mathias Sinning) Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 30(1): 49-62.


3364G-001 Selected Topics: Marriage Markets

3381G-001 Migration and Family