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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)

(2019) "Racial Diversity in the Marital Assimilation of Hispanics" Journal of Marriage and Family DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12601.

(2019) "Low birth weight and childhood health: the role of maternal education" (with Melissa L.Martinson) Annals of Epidemiology 39: 9-45.e2.

(2019) "The health of biracial children in two-parent families in the United States" (with Nancy Reichman) Demographic Research 41: 197-230.

(2018) "The relationship between low birthweight and childhood health: disparities by race, ethnicity, and national origin" (with Melissa L. Martinson) Annals of Epidemiology 28(10): 704-709.e4.

(2018) "Fertility Behavior of Interracial Couples" (with Rachel E. Goldberg) Journal of Marriage and Family 80: 871-887.

(2017) "Intermarriage and the Lifecycle Timing of Migration" (with Marta Tienda) International Migration Review 52(3): 929-962.

(2017) "Marriage‐Market Constraints and Mate‐Selection Behavior: Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Differences in Intermarriage" (with Marta Tienda) Journal of Marriage and Family 79(2): 301-317.

(2017) "Boundary crossing in first marriage and remarriage" (with Marta Tienda) Social Science Research 62: 305-316.

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

(2015) "Asian children’s verbal development: A comparison of the United States and Australia" (with Amy Hsin and Sara S. McLanahan) Social Science Research 52: 389-407.

(2015) "The mixed effects of migration: Community-level migration and birthweight in Mexico" (with Erin R.Hamilton) Social Science & Medicine 132: 278-286.


3364G-001 Selected Topics: Marriage Markets

3381G-001 Migration and Family