Yoko Yoshida, Associate Professor
PhD, Sociology, McGill University
Yoko Yoshida is a sociologist whose research interests focus on applied social statistics in the areas of immigration, integration of immigrants, and social inequality in Canada. Her current SSHRC funded research focuses on two areas: analysis of the economic outcomes and retention of immigrants in Atlantic Canada and analysis of the integration of refugee children and youth in Canada. Throughout her career, she has produced publications and reports that offer an evidence-base for provincial, federal agencies, as well as local community groups. She strongly believes that that social science has a lot to contribute towards better policy and program planning.
Areas of Specialization
- Immigration and integration;
- Social statistics;
- Race and ethnicity
- Social inequality
- Inequality in health
- Yoshida, Yoko and Jonathan Amoyaw. 2020. "Transition to Adulthood of Refugee and Immigrant Children in Canada." Applied Psycholinguistics 1-31. doi:10.1017/S0142716420000363.
- Haan, Michael, Yoko Yoshida, Jonathan Amoyaw, and Natalie Iciaszczyk. 2021. "Becoming Permanent: The Transition Characteristics of Temporary Foreign Workers to Permanent Residents in Canada." International Migration 59: 8-24.
- Yoshida, Yoko and Jonathan Amoyaw. 2020. "Looking Beyond Labour Market Integration: Household conditions surrounding refugee children in Canada." Ch. 11 in in Refugees in Canada and Germany: From Research to Policies and Practice. Mannheim, Germany: GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.
- Kristjansdottir, Olof, Patrick J. McGrath, G. Allen Finley, Gudrun Kristjansdottir, Pulsuk Siripul, Sean P. Mackinnon, and Yoko Yoshida. 2018. "Cultural influences on parental responses to children's pain." Pain 159(10): 2035-2049.
- Yoshida, Yoko and Howard Ramos. 2015. "From Away, But Here to Stay? Trends in Out-migration Among a Cohort of Recent Immigrants to Atlantic Canada?" The Warmth of the Welcome: Is Atlantic Canada a Home Away from Home for Immigrants? Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press.