Social Demography and Migration

Faculty in this area examine population dynamics, including family demography, population health, and patterns of crime and violence. Areas of particular strength lies in the study of migration, with faculty research in areas such as international migration, policy, and the economic and social integration of children of immigrants. Additional areas of strength are family dynamics, and demographic methods.

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Faculty Experts in Social Demography and Migration

Teresa Abada, Associate Professor
Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations (MER)
Acting Director, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western

Teresa Abada
  • Social, cultural, human capital
  • Migration
  • Immigrant health
  • Immigrant integration
  • Economic and social integration of children of immigrants

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Kate H. Choi, Associate Professor
Director, Centre for Research on Social Inequality

Kate Choi
  • Social Demography
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Inequality
  • Family Sociology
  • Racial Inequality
  • Quantitative Methodology
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Jasmine Ha, Assistant Professor

Jasmine Ha
  • International migration
  • Migration statistics
  • International education
  • Globalization
  • Sustainability

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Michael Haan, Associate Professor
Director, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western

Michael Haan
  • Demography
  • Immigrant settlement
  • Labour market integration
  • Migration
  • Data development
  • Longitudinal data analysis
On Leave - July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Rachel Margolis, Professor
Undergraduate Chair, Department of Sociology

Rachel Margolis
  • Demography
  • Social inequality
  • Family change
  • Aging

Howard Ramos, Professor
Chair, Department of Sociology

  • Political sociology
  • Immigration
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion
  • Social change
  • Media studies
  • Secondary cities

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Andrea Willson, Associate Professor

Andrea Willson
  • Social inequality over the life course
  • Aging and the life course
  • Health effects of socioeconomic status across generations
  • Quantitative research
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Yoko Yoshida, Associate Professor

  • Immigration and integration
  • Social statistics
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Social inequality
  • Inequality in health

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Anna Zajacova, Professor

  • Social epidemiology
  • Health inequalities
  • Demography
  • Lifecourse and aging
  • Ethnicity
  • Quantitative methods