Hsiu-yu Yang

Hsiu-yu Yang

Graduate Student

Email: hsiuyu@ucla.edu

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Hsiu-Yu Yang is a Ph.D. student in sociology at UCLA. She is broadly interested in demography, sociology of family, and gender. Her previous work has examined the changing pattern of fertility in Taiwan and its impact on family configuration. Another stream of her research interest lies in the intersection of reproductive health and gender. She is interested in understanding how the HPV vaccine is represented as a “women’s vaccine” in mass media.

Before joining UCLA sociology, Hsiu-Yu received her BA in journalism and sociology and her MA in sociology from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.


M.A., Sociology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. 2021
B.A., Journalism and Sociology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. 2019

Fields of Study

Sociology of Family, Social Demography, Fertility, Gender, Reproductive Health

Awards & Grants

Scholarship of Government Sponsorship for Overseas Study, Ministry of Education, Taiwan. 2022-2026

J. Yang Scholarship, UCLA Asia Pacific Center. 2022-2024

Annual Best Thesis Award at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. 2022 (Thesis title: The Effects of Fertility Decline on Age Structure and Family Configuration in Taiwan)


Conference Presentations

2022 Yang, Hsiu-Yu and Hsinmu Chen. “Living alone: the Changing Structure of One-person Household in an Aging Society” presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of Taiwan (online conference due to Covid-19)

2021 Yang, Hsiu-Yu, Hsinmu Chen and Yu-Hua Chen. “Population Aging and the Structure of Sibships” presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of Taiwan.

2020 Yang, Hsiu-Yu and  Hsinmu Chen. “Macro and Micro Impacts of Taiwan’s Fertility Change” presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of Taiwan.


Patrick Heuveline