Social Demography and Migration

This area encompasses faculty with research expertise in various aspects of population dynamics, including family demography, population health, and patterns of crime and violence. One area 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.

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Faculty Experts in Social Demography and Migration

Teresa Abada, Associate Professor

Teresa Abada
  • Economic and social integration of children of immigrants
519-661-2111 x83690
SSC 5429
On Sabbatical July 1, 2019-December 31, 2019
Faculty Profile

Robert Andersen, Professor
Dean, Faculty of Social Science

Robert Andersen
  • Political sociology
  • Social stratification
  • Quantitative research methods and statistics
519-661-2111 ext. 84958
SSC 9438
office hours: by appointment
Dean's Profile

Kate H. Choi, Associate Professor

Kate Choi
  • Family demography
  • International migration
  • Social stratification
  • Quantitative methods
519-661-2111 x85115
SSC 5331
On Sabbatical July 1, 2019-December 31, 2019
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Michael Haan, Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations
Director, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western

Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations

Michael Haan
  • Demography
  • Immigrant settlement
  • Labour market integration
  • Data development
519-661-2111 ext. 85110
SSC 5412
office hours: by appointment
Faculty Profile

Rachel Margolis, Associate Professor

Rachel Margolis
  • Demography
  • Family
  • Health and Well-being
519-661-2111 x82850
SSC 5326
On Sabbatical July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
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Andrea Willson, Associate Professor
Acting Undergraduate Chair, Department of Sociology

Andrea Willson
  • Social inequalities in health
  • Aging and the life course
  • Social inequality
519-661-2111 x85132
SSC 5423
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