I am doing research on Health, Aging, and Family related topics in various social contexts, such as the US, China, India, Taiwan, and the Philippines.
United States: I study social inequalities in late-life health and care networks of frail older adults. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), I am working on several projects exploring bereavement effects on health (JGSS 2022) and racial/ethnic differences in COVID-19 experiences (JGSS 2022). Making use of the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), my dissertation explores the provision of care by an increasingly diverse care networks, and social disparities in unmet care needs experienced by older adults who need assistance.
China: I study how the intergenerational relationship is related to old age support (IJAHD 2016) and older adults’ psychological well-being (PH 2018 & AMH 2021). I am also interested in the impact of eldercare on employed children’s well-being, including their jobs and income (JCCG 2017) and cognitive functioning (PAA 2022). Recently, I move beyond family to explore various social determinants of health, including social networks (AMH 2020), social isolation (ROA 2022), and neighborhood environments (CSR 2021).
Taiwan: In the context of Taiwan becoming the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, I work on comparing relationship dynamics between same-sex and different-sex couples (DR 2019). I further examine how intergenerational coresidence is associated with romantic relationship experiences (CSR 2019).