Wei-hsin Yu

Professor and Vice Chair


Contact Information

Email    whyu@soc.ucla.edu
Office  257 Haines Hall
Phone  (310) 825-3743

Wei-hsin Yu is a sociologist and social demographer specializing in the areas of social stratification and gender inequality. Her research focuses on how macrolevel forces influence individuals, paying special attention to their labor market outcomes, family behaviors, and psychological health. She has published two books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and Demography. Her current project examines how different working conditions are linked to wage inequality and family dynamics in the United States. She is also conducting research on the formation of romantic unions in East Asia (e.g., Japan, Taiwan).