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Seminars and Workshops

CFPR Lunchtime Seminar Series

All talks are free and open to the NUS community and general public.
Registration is required. Simple lunch will be provided.
Unless noted otherwise, seminars and workshops are held at 12pm in Ventus Evans Room, VT-02-01C, at NUS Kent Ridge Campus.

 

24 November: For Money or for a Life: A Mixed-Method Study on Migration and Time Use in China
by Dr Mu Zheng, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS

 

Past Seminars and Workshops

 

17 November: The New Modality and Cost-effective Approach in Functional Brain Imaging - Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)
by A/P Roger Ho, Associate Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

 

10 November: An Explorative Study on Internet-related Addictions among Adolescents and their Parents in Singapore:
The Relationships with Family Factors

by Dr Yvaine Koh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute and CFPR, NUS

 

27 October: Childhood, Emotion and Public Life
by Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sussex University

 

20 October: Effects and Mechanisms of Mindfulness-based Interventions: A Research Overview
by Dr Keng Shian-Ling, Assistant Professor, Division of Social Sciences (Psychology), Yale-NUS College

 

4 October: Development Implications of Asia's Changing Demography
by Prof Gavin Jones, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University; Associate, Murdoch University

 

22 September: A New Map of Life: Social Innovation and the Longevity Revolution
(joint with FASS Health Cluster)
by Mr Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of Encore.org

 

15 September: Who Has Bequest Motives?
by A/P Liu Haoming, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, NUS

 

8 September: Tykes, Tablets, and Tantrums: Investigating Pre-schoolers’ Digital Media Use and Parental Mediation Strategies
by Prof Lim Sun Sun, Professor of Media & Communication, Head of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design

 

25 August: The Mommy Effect: The Impact of Parenthood on Employment and Gender-Role Attitudes
by A/P Jessica Pan, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, NUS

 

21 April: From Young Pioneers to Little Red Soldiers: Internationalism and the Making of Mao’s Children
by A/P Xu Lanjun, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, NUS

 

31 March: Exploring the Relation between Immigrants and Native Workers: New Evidence using Firms, Occupations and Employment Flows
by Dr Ken Ueda, Postdoctoral Fellow, CFPR and Department of Economics, NUS

 

30 March: Living Arrangements and Old-Age Psychological Health: Evidence from Myanmmar, Vietnam, and Thailand
by A/P Bussarawan Puk Teerawichitchainan, School of Social Sciences, SMU

 

24 March: Hurdles and Hopes: An Ecological Analysis of Migrant Children in China
by Dr Gu Xiaorong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute, NUS

 

17 March: Problems (and Possible Solutions) for the Recent Crisis in Psychological Research
by A/P Mike Cheung, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS

 

10 March: Effects of Bilingualism on Language Development in Singaporean Children
by A/P Leher Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS

 

3 March: Impact of Changing Population Age Structure of Asian Countries on Labour Market (joint with Asia Research Institute)
by Professor Leela Visaria, Honorary Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research

 

17 February: India's Family Planning Programme: Past, Present and Future (joint with Asia Research Institute)
by Professor Leela Visaria, Honorary Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research

 

10 February: Maternal Education and the Multidimensionality of Child Health Outcomes
by Dr Kriti Vikram, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS

 

3 February: Who benefits from Children in Highly Gendered Society? Exploring the Role of Children's Education in Parental Survival in South Korea
by Dr Lee Yeongjin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute, NUS

 

19 January: Distinguished Public Lecture on Family and Population
Postindustrial Low Fertility in Europe and East Asia: Lessons for Singapore
(jointly organised with Global Asia Institute)

Professor Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

 

18 January: One Egalitarianism or Several? Two Decades of Gender-Role Attitude Change in Europe
Seminar (joint with NUS Department of Sociology) by Professor Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

 

13 January: Separate & Unequal: Hukou, School Segregation, and Migrant Children's Education in Urban China
by Professor Wu Xiaogang, Professor of Social Science, and Director, Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

25 November: CFPR Year-End Celebration

 

18 November: Too Hot to Hold: The Effects of High Temperatures during Pregnancy on Endowment and Adult Welfare Outcomes
by Mr Zihan Hu, Masters student, and Mr Teng Li, PhD student, Department of Economics, NUS

 

11 November: Doing Research on Class in Singapore
by A/P Tan Ern Ser, Dept of Sociology; Academic Adviser, Social Lab, Institute of Policy Studies, NUS

 

1 November: Workshop: Recent Demographic and Family Changes in China
(joint with Chinese Academy of Social Science, CASS)
moderated by Prof Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Provost's Chair Professor, Department of Sociology, CFPR Director and ARI, NUS

 

28 October: Studying Maternal and Child Health in Birth Cohorts
by A/P Chong Yap Seng and Dr Soh Shu E.
A/P Chong Yap Seng is the Executive Director, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR; Director, Singapore Centre for Nutrition Sciences, Metabolic Diseases, and Human Development (SiNMeD), A*STAR-NUS; Vice Dean (Academic Medicine), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS; and Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, NUH.
Dr Soh Shu E is a Research Scientist, SICS, A*STAR; Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.

 

21 October: Developmental Trajectories of Maladaptive Perfectionism in Middle Childhood
by Dr Ryan Hong, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS

 

14 October: Dragon Babies: Fortune of Birth and Life Outcomes
by Dr Tan Poh Lin, Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

 

13 October: Women's Empowerment and Son Preference in Southeast Asia: What Matters Most?
(joint with Asia Research Institute)
by Dr Ly Phan, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU

 

7 October: Rooted in Relations of Power: Care as Politics
by Dr Ann E. Bartos, Lecturer, Department of Environment, University of Auckland

 

30 September: 'A rite of passage’? National Citizen Service and the Geographies of Youth Citizenship
by Dr Sarah Mills, Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Geography, Loughborough University, UK

 

16 September: Marriage, Migration and Ethnic Boundaries in Indonesia
by Dr Ariane Utomo, Research Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, ARI, NUS

 

5 September: Occupational Choice, Matching and Earnings Inequality
by Prof Aloysius Siow, Goh Keng Swee Professor, Dept of Economics, NUS; Professor of Economics, University of Toronto

 

19 August: Aging in Asia: Demographic Trends and Implications
(joint with Dept of Japanese Studies and Health Cluster)
by Prof. Keiichiro Oizumi, The Japan Research Institute, Dr. Sung-won Kim, Meijigakuin University, and Dr. Seonhee Choi, Institute of Social Science, Hyupsung University

 

8 April: The Effect of Adult Children's Hours Worked on Elder Support: A Natural Experiment in Korea
by Dr Erin Hye-Won Kim, Assistant Professor and Dr Lee Changjun, Research Associate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

 

16 March: Nonstandard Work and Fertility: A Comparison of the United States and Japan
(joint with ARI)
by A/P Martin Piotrowski, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Oklahoma

 

11 March: Aging and Wisdom: Age-related Changes in Economic and Social Decision Making
by Dr Yu Rongjun, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS

 

26 February: Social Exclusion and Cognitive Impairment of the Elderly in China
by Ms Yang Yi, Department of Sociology, NUS

 

19 February: Workshop: Impact of Individual Behavioral Addiction on the Family
(joint with Department of Psychology)
moderated by Professor Catherine Tang, Department of Psychology and Deputy Director, CFPR, NUS

 

15 February: Issues and Policies on Health and Welfare Services for the Elderly in Japan
(joint with Department of Japanese Studies and FASS Health Cluster)
by Dr Motoyuki Yuasa, Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Juntendo University

 

29 January: The Role of Cognitive Ability and Personality Traits for Men and Women in Gift Exchange Outcomes
by Professor John Ham, Provost's Chair Professor, Department of Economics, NUS

 

22 January: Thermal Comfort and Marital Relations: Evidence from China’s Heating Policy
by A/P Liu Haoming and A/P Junhong Chu, Department of Economics and Professor Ivan Png, Distinguished Professor, Professor of Strategy and Policy, Economics, and Information Systems, NUS

 

15 January: Accumulation with Social Fragmentation? Building the Neo-liberal Family
(joint with the Asia Research Institute)
by Professor Jonathan Rigg, ARI Director, Department of Geography, NUS

 

20 November: Religion and Son Preference in India and Bangladesh: Comparing Hindus and Muslims on Son Preference and Sex Differentials in Child Health
by Dr Abhijit Visaria, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARI & CFPR, NUS

 

16 November: Income and Wealth Inequality in China
by Professor Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor, Sociology Department and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

 

13 November: China Family Panel Studies (CFPS)
by Professor Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor, Sociology Department and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

 

6 November: Methodology Workshop: Longitudinal Studies in the Social Sciences
by Professor Jean Yeung, CFPR Director

 

30 October: Migration and the Social Structural Correlates of Adolescent Fertility in Vietnam, 1989 to 2009
by A/P Kim Korinek, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Utah and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, ARI & CFPR, NUS

 

23 October: Complex Households and the Distribution of Multiple Resources in Later Life: Findings from a National Survey
by Dr Juyeon Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Seoul

 

16 October: The Competitive Earning Incentive for Sons: Evidence from Migration in China
by Dr Yi Junjian, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, NUS

 

9 October: Filial Piety from Afar: Migration, Gender and Elderly Care in China
by Professor Susanne Y P Choi, Professor, Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

2 October: What Will it Cost You Today? Gendered Discourses of Parenting in Singapore's National Environment Campaign
by A/P Michelle Lazar, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, NUS

 

23 September: Fear of Solitary Death and its Impact Factors in Japan's Aging Society
(joint with Department of Japanese Studies, FASS)
by A/P Florian Kohlbacher, Associate Professor, International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University

 

18 September: Implication of Retirement Age Extension for Human Capital in China, 2015-2050
by Dr Feng Qiushi, Assistant Professor, CFPR and Department of Sociology, NUS

 

4 September: Aging in East Asia: Multilevel Perspectives on Determinants of Social Relationships and Mental Health
by Dr Ko Pei-Chun, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARI and CFPR, NUS

 

26 August Workshop: Exploring Collaborative Research Opportunities at the Intersection of Family, Gender and Social Change
(joint with the Asia Research Institute)

 

21 August: Migrants' Transition to Adulthood in China: Marriage and Job Trajectories on the Origin-education-gender Intersections
by Dr Mu Zheng, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARI and CFPR, NUS

 

20 March: Family Income and Wealth Dynamics and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
by Professor Frank Stafford, Professor of Economics and Research Scientist, University of Michigan

 

12 March: Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Ethnographic Research on Intergenerational Relations
by Dr Kristina Goransson, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Lund University

 

27 February Workshop: Secondary Data Analysis in Asia

 

6 February: Migrant Care Workers in Italy and Taiwan: A Comparative Study
(joint with Asia Research Institute and Migration Cluster, FASS)
by Dr Ko Chyong-Fang, Research Fellow and Director, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

 

3 February: A Tale of Two Chinas: Aging and Family Change in Rural and Urban China
by Professor Merril Silverstein, Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging, Syracuse University

 

01 December: Launching an Academic Career: What You Need to Know and Do
(joint with ARI)
by Prof Frank Furstenberg, Zellerbach Professor of Sociology at University of Pennsylvania

 

28 November: Demography as Destiny: A Demographic Perspective on Asian Development
(joint with ARI and Sociology)
by Prof Gavin Jones

 

27 November: Intergenerational Relations in Aging societies: A Future Perspective
(joint with ARI)
by Prof. Frank Furstenberg, Zellerbach Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania

 

20 November: Re-conceptualizing Child Support as an Expressive Resource and a Form of Labour: Lessons from the Australian Case
(joint with ARI and SSRC)
by Dr Kristin Natalier, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at University of Tasmania

 

07 November: The Success Frame and the Achievement Paradox: The Children of Chinese Immigrants and Vietnamese Refugees in Los Angeles, USA
(joint with ARI)
by Prof. Zhou Min, Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

 

17 October: Who Participates in After-school Tutoring and Who Benefits from It? A Cross-national and Inter-grade Analysis
(joint with Sociology)
by Prof. Huang Min-Hsiung RF/Prof & Deputy Director, Institute of European and American Studies from the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

 

10 October: Immobilized Migrancy: Family, Labor and the Law for Migrants in the Gulf
(joint with Sociology)
by A/P Pardis Mahdavi, Associate Professor at Pomona College and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at ARI

 

07 October: Inventing the Authentic Self: American Television and Chinese Audiences in Global Beijing
(joint with ARI)
by Dr Gao Yang, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Singapore Management University (SMU)

 

29 August: Parental Migration and Adolescents’ Transitioning to High School in Rural China
by Ms Hu Shu, a PhD Candidate from the NUS Department of Sociology and currently a Research Associate at the Changing Family cluster at ARI

 

20 August: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: The Impact of Caregiving on Chinese Older Adult's Life Satisfaction
(joint with Health Cluster)
by Dr. Bei Wu, Pauline Gratz Professor of Nursing at Duke University

 

5-6 May Workshop: Youthful Futures? Aspirations, Education and Employment in Asia

 

17 April: The Global Diffusion of Inequality Since 1970 (joint with Department of Sociology)
by Salvatore Jason Babones, Department of Sociology & Social Policy, University of Sydney

 

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