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This page shows selected publications from our research team. For a complete list of publications, please visit the author's respective sites.


Books and Special Internationally Refereed Journal Issues


Ageing and Health

Gender Studies

Children and Youth

Marriage and Fertility

Migration, Human Capital, and Labour

Population and Household Dynamics


Journal Articles


Ageing and Health

Chan, M. F., Leong, K. S., Heng, B. L., Mathew, B. K., Khan, S. B. A., Lourdusamy, S. S., Nagapan, M., Woo, S. F., Chee, W. Y., Ho, R. C., Taylor, B. J. (2014). Reducing depression among community-dwelling older adults using life-story review: A pilot study. Geriatric Nursing, 35(2), 105-110.

Feng, Q., Hoenig, H., Gu, D., Yi, Z., & Purser, J. (2010). “Impact of New Disability Subtypes on Three-year Mortality in Chinese Older Adults.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 58(10): 1952-1958.

Feng, Q., Purser, J., Zhen, Z., & Duncan, P. (2011). “Less Exercise and More TV in Modernization: Trend of Physical Activity in Shanghai Elder, 1998 to 2008.” Journal of Public Health 33(4): 543-550.

Feng, Q., Son, J. and Yi, Z. (2014). "Successful aging and its correlatives: A comparison between China and South Korea.” European Journal of Ageing.

Feng, Q., Zhen,Z., Gu, D., Wu,b., Duncan, P., & Purser, J. (2013). “Trends of ADL and IADL Disabilities in Community-dwelling Shanghai Older Adults, 1998 to 2008.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 68(3): 476-485.

Feng, Q., Zhu, H., Zhihong Zhen, and Danan Gu. (2015). “Self-rated Health Components, Interviewer-rated Health, and Their Predictive Powers on Mortality in Old Age." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu186.

Feng, Q., Son, J., & Zeng, Y., (2015). “Prevalence and Correlates of Successful Ageing: A Comparative Study between China and South Korea.” European Journal of Ageing.doi:10.1007/s10433-014-0329-5.

Ho, R. C., Cheung, M. W., Fu, E., Win, H. H., Zaw, M. H., Ng, A., & Mak, A. (2011). Is high homocysteine level a risk factor for cognitive decline in elderly? A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(7), 607-617.

Kim, Erin Hye-Won. (2015). “Public transfers and living alone among the elderly: A case study of Korea’s new income support program”. Demographic Research, 32, 1383-1408. doi:10.4054/DemRes.2015.32.50.

Kim, Erin Hye-Won and Philip J. Cook. 2011. “The continuing importance of children in relieving elder poverty: Evidence from Korea” Ageing and Society, 31(6), 953-976.

Ko, P. C., and Hank, K. (2014). Grandparents caring for grandchildren in China and Korea: Findings from CHARLS and KLoSA. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 69, 646-651.

Lim, K., & Yu, R. (2015). Aging and Wisdom: Age-related changes in economic and social decision making. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7, 120.

Ling, A., Lim, M. L., Gwee, X., Ho, R. C., Collinson, S. L., & Ng, T. P. (2016). Insomnia and daytime neuropsychological test performance in older adults. Sleep medicine, 17, 7-12.

Malhotra, R., Chei, C.L., Østbye, T., Chan, A., Matchar, D.B.M. (2014). “Older person behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPS) and functional limitations mediate the association between older person cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms in the caregiver. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics Vol. 58 pp 269-277

Martin.L., Feng, Q, Scheoni, R., and Yi, Z. (2014). “Trends in Function and Activity Limitations among Chinese Oldest-Old, 1998 to 2008.” Population and Development Review 40(3):475-495.doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.2014.00694.x.

Tang, C. (2009). The influence of family-work role experience and mastery of psychological health of Chinese employed mothers. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 1207-1217.

Thang, L.L. (2014). “Living independently, living well: Seniors living in housing and development board studio apartments in Singapore.”Senri Ethnological Studies 87:59-78.

Yeung, W.J. and Xu, Zhenhua. (2012). “Economic Stress, Quality of Life, and Mortality Rates among the Oldest Old in China”. Social Indicators Research, 108: 131-152.

Zhang, M. W., & Ho, R. (2017). Personalized reminiscence therapy M-health application for patients living with dementia: Innovating using open source code repository. Technology and Health Care, 25(1), 153-156.

Zhang, M. W., Chan, S., Wynne, O., Jeong, S., Hunter, S., Wilson, A., & Ho, R. (2016). Conceptualization of an evidence-based smartphone innovation for caregivers and persons living with dementia. Technology and Health Care, 24(5), 769-773.

Zhang, Wei, Huashuai Chen, and Qiushi Feng. (2015). “Education and Psychological Distress of Older Chinese: A Longitudinal Analysis by Age, Gender, and Residence.” Forthcoming at Journal of Aging and Health.doi10.1177/0898264315577589.

Zhen, Zhihong, Qiushi Feng and Danan Gu. (2015). “Unmet Needs and Short-Term Mortality among Chinese Older Adults.”Journal of Disability Policy Studies 25(4):243-251.

Children and Youth

Duncan, G. J., Yeung, W.J., Brooks-Gunn, J. & Smith, J. (1998). "How Does Childhood Poverty Affect the Life Chances of Children?", American Sociological Review, 63 (3): 406-423.

Graham, E. & Yeoh, B.S.A., (2013) Introduction: Child health and migrant parents in South-East Asia: Risk and resilience among primary school-aged children. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 22 (3): 297-314.

Hao and Yeung, (2015), “Parental Spending on School-Age Children: Structural Stratification and Parental Expectation”, Demography.doi:10.1007/s13524-015-0386-1

Hoang, L. A., Lam, T., Yeoh, B. S., & Graham, E. (2015). Transnational migration, changing care arrangements and left-behind children's responses in South-east Asia. Children's Geographies, 13(3), 263-277, doi: 10.1080/14733285.2015.972653.

Hoang, L., & Yeoh, B. S. (2014). Children’s agency and its contradictions in the context of transnational labour migration from Vietnam. Global Networks, 15(2):180-197, doi:10.1111/glob.12057.

Ko, P. C., Buskens, V., and Wu, C. C. (2015). The interplay between gender and structure: Dynamics of adolescent friendships in single-gender classes and mixed-gender classes. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 387-401.

Koh,Y.W., Tang, C.S.K., & Gan, Y.Q. (2018). Influences of Life Stress, Anxiety, Self-efficacy and Social Support on Social Networking Addiction among College Students in China and the United States” Journal of Addiction and Recovery.

Lam, T., Ee, M., Anh, H. L., & Yeoh, B. S. (2013). Securing a better living environment for left-behind children: implications and challenges for policies.Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 22(3), 421-445.

Li, L., & Liu, H. (2014). Primary school availability and middle school education in rural China. Labour Economics, 28, 24-40.

Lim, S. S. (2013). On mobile communication and youth deviance – Beyond moral, media and mobile panics. Mobile Media & Communication, 1(1), 96-101.

Lim, S. S., Basnyat, I., Vadrevu, S. & Chan, Y. H. (2013). Critical literacy, self-protection and delinquency: the challenges of participatory media for youths at-risk. Learning, Media and Technology, 38(2), 145-160.

Lim, S. S., Chan, Y. H., Vadrevu, S. & Basnyat, I. (2013). Managing peer relationships online - investigating the use of Facebook by juvenile delinquents and youths-at-risk. Computers in Human Behaviour, 29(1), 8-15.

Pomerantz, E., & Qin, L. (2014). Reciprocal pathways between autonomous motivation and affect: A longitudinal investigation of American and Chinese early adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24, 646-653.

Qin, L., & Pomerantz, E. (2013). Reciprocal pathways between American and Chinese early adolescents’ sense of responsibility and disclosure to parents. Child Development, 84, 1887-1895.

Setoh, P., Qin, L., Zhang, X., & Pomerantz, E. (2015). The social self in early adolescence: Two longitudinal investigations in the United States and China. Developmental Psychology, 51, 949-961.

Skelton, T. (2013) Children, young people and politics: transformative possibilities for a discipline? Geoforum, 49, R4-R6.

Skelton, T.(2013) Children, young people, politics and space: a decade of youthful political geography scholarship 2003 – 2013, Space and Polity, 17, 1, 123-136. doi:10.1080/13562576.2013.780717.

Skelton, T. (2012) Geographies of Children, Young People and Families in Asia, Children’s Geographies, 10, 4, 473-479.doi:10.1080/14733285.2012.726408.

Skelton, T. (2013) Young people’s urban im/mobilities: relationality and identity formation, Urban Studies, 50, 3, 467 – 483. doi:10.1177/0042098012468893.

Tang, C.S.K., Wu, A.M.S., Yan, E.C.W.., Ko, J.H.C., Kwon, J.H, Yogo.M, Koh,Y.W. (2018) Relative Risk of Internet-related Addictions and Mood Disturbances among College Students: A 7-Country/Region Comparison, Public Health. 165, 16-25.

Tang, C.S.K., Koh,Y.W. , Gan, Y. (2017) Addiction to Internet Use, Online Gaming, and Online Social Networking Among Young Adults in China, Singapore, and the United States, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 29(8), 673-682.

Tang, C.S.K., Koh,Y.W. , (2017) Online social networking addiction among college students in Singapore: Comorbidity with behavioral addiction and affective disorder, Asian journal of psychiatry, 25, 175-178.

Tan, P. L. (2017). Re-examining the impact of education on teenage motherhood: Evidence from North Carolina. Journal of Population Economics, 30(2): 503-536.

Tang, C., Wong, W., Leung, W., Lee, A., & Ling, D. (2011). Health compromising behaviors among Chinese adolescents: role of physical abuse, school experience, and social support. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 457-466.

Xu Q. and Yeung, W. J. (2013). Hoping for a Phoenix: Shanghai Fathers and Their Daughters. Journal of Family Issues, 34 (2):182-207.doi:10.1177/0192513X12461245.

Yeung, W. J. and E. Rauscher. (2014). “Youth Early Employment and Behavior Problems: Human Capital and Social Network Pathways to Adulthood”, Sociological Perspectives 57(3): 382-403.doi:10.1177/0731121414531105.

Yeung, W. J. and Gu, X. (2015). Left Behind by Parents in China: Internal Migration and Adolescents’ Well-Being. Marriage & Family Review, 52(1-2), 127-161.

Yeung, W. J. and Hu, S. (2013). “Coming of Age in Times of Change: Transition to Adulthood in China. In Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia: Courtship, Marriage, and Work.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 646, March. pp. 149 - 171.doi:10.1177/0002716212468667.

Yeung, W.J., Linver, M, & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2002). “How Money Matters for Young Children’s Development: Parental Investment and Family Processes” Child Development 73(6): 1861-1879.

Yeung, W.J., Sandberg, J., Davis-Kean P. & Hofferth, S. (2001). “Children’s Time-use with Fathers in Intact Families”, Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63(1): 136-154. (* on the list of 20 most highly cited articles in JFM during the decade of 2000-2010)

Yi, J., Heckman, J., Zhang, J., & Conti, G. (2015). Early health shocks, intrahousehold resource allocation, and child outcomes. Economic Journal, forthcoming. (NBER Working Paper No. 20757; IZA Discussion Paper No. 8711)

Marriage and Fertility

Chee, H. L., Lu, M. C., & Yeoh, B. S. (2014). Ethnicity, citizenship and reproduction: Taiwanese wives making citizenship claims in Malaysia.Citizenship Studies, 18(8), 823-838, doi: 10.1080/13621025.2014.964545.

Cheng, Y.E., B.S.A. Yeoh and J. Zhang, (2014), Still ‘breadwinners’ and ‘providers’: Singaporean husbands, money, and masculinity in transnational marriages. Gender, Place and Culture, doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2014.917282

Ji, Y. and Yeung, W.J. (2014). “Heterogeneity in Contemporary Chinese Marriage”. Journal of Family Issues 35 (12): 1662-1682.doi:10.1177/0192513X14538030.

Jones, G. and Yeung, W.J. (2014), “Marriage in Asia: Introduction”, Journal of Family Issues, 2014/35(12): 1-18.

Mohamad, M. (2011) “The Islamic Divorce Contract and a Flawed Axiom of Masculine Protectionism”, Asian Journal of Social Science, vol. 39, pp. 821-844.

Mohamad, M. (2011) “Malaysian Sharia Reforms in Flux: The Changeable National Character of Islamic Marriage”, International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, vol. 25, Issue 1, April, pp. 46-70.

Mu, Z., & Lai, Q. (2016). Micro-Macro Interactions in Ethno-Religious Homogamy among Hui Muslims in Contemporary China: The Roles of Residential Concentration and Aging. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 36(1), 88-105.

Mu, Zheng and Xiwei Wu. 2015. “Residential Concentration and Marital Behaviors of Muslim Chinese.” Chinese Journal of Sociology 1: 177-200. doi: 10.1177/2057150X15579141.

Mu, Zheng and Yu Xie. 2014. “Marital Age Homogamy in China: A Reversal of Trend in the Reform Era?” Social Science Research 44: 141-157. doi: 10.1177/2057150X15579141.

Tan, P. L., Morgan, S. P., & Zagheni, E. (2016). A case for “reverse one-child” policies in Japan and South Korea? Examining the link between education costs and lowest-low fertility. Population Research and Policy Review, 35(3): 327-350.

Raymo, Park, Xie and Yeung. (2015). Marriage and Family in East Asia: Continuity and Change, Annual Review of Sociology.doi:10.1146/annurev-soc-073014-112428

Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2010). The effect of house price on fertility: Evidence from Hong Kong. Economic Inquiry, 48(3), 635-650.

Yeung, W. J., & Hu, S. (2016). Paradox in marriage values and behavior in contemporary China. Chinese Journal of Sociology, 2(3), 447-476.

Migration, Human Capital, and Labour

Graham, E., Jordan, L. P., & Yeoh, B. S. (2015). Parental migration and the mental health of those who stay behind to care for children in South-East Asia.Social Science & Medicine, 132, 225-235, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.10.060.

Ham, J. C., Li, X., & Shore-Sheppard, L. (2014). The Employment Dynamics of Disadvantaged Women: Evidence from the SIPP. Journal of Labor Economics.

Ham, J. C., Ozbeklik, S., & Shore-Sheppard, L. (2005). Estimating the Effect of Policy Changes on Participation in Social Programs.

Heckman, J., & Yi, J. (2014). Human capital, economic growth, and inequality in China, in Fan et al. (Ed.) The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China, Oxford University Press. (NBER Working Paper No. 18100; IZA Discussion Paper No. 2703)

Hoang, L. A., & Yeoh, B. S. (2015). ‘I'd do it for love or for money’: Vietnamese women in Taiwan and the social construction of female migrant sexuality.Gender, Place & Culture, 22(5), 591-607,

Liu, H. (2015). The quantity–quality fertility–education trade-off. IZA World of Labor.

Yeoh, B.S.A.(2013). “Upwards” or “sideways” cosmopolitanism? Talent/labour/marriage migrations in the globalising city-state of Singapore. Migration Studies, 1 (1): 96-116.

Yeoh, B. S. A., Chee, H. L., & Baey, G. H. (2013). The Place of Vietnamese Marriage Migrants in Singapore: social reproduction, social ‘problems’ and social protection. Third World Quarterly, 34(10), 1927-1941.

Yeoh, B. S., & Huang, S. (2014). Singapore's Changing Demography, the Eldercare Predicament and Transnational ‘Care’Migration. TRaNS: Trans-Regional and-National Studies of Southeast Asia, 2(02), 247-269.doi:10.1017/trn.2014.6.

Yeoh, B.S.A., Chee, H.L., Vu, T.K.D., & Cheng, Y.E. (2013). Between two families: The social meaning of remittances for Vietnamese marriage migrants in Singapore. Global Networks, 13( 4): 441-458. doi:10.1111/glob.12032.

Yeoh, B.S.A., Chee, H.L., Vu, T.K.D., (2013) Commercially arranged marriage and the negotiation of citizenship rights among Vietnamese marriage migrants in multiracial Singapore. Asian Ethnicity, 14(2): 139-156. doi:10.1080/14631369.2012.759746.

Yeoh, B. S., & Huang, S. (2014). Cosmopolitan beginnings? Transnational healthcare workers and the politics of carework in Singapore. The Geographical Journal, doi: 10.1111/geoj.12084.

Zhang, J., Lu, M. C. W., & Yeoh, B. S. (2015). Cross-border marriage, transgovernmental friction, and waiting. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33, 229-246.

Population and Household Dynamics

Brickell, K., & Yeoh, B. S. (2014). Geographies of domestic life: ‘Householding’in transition in East and Southeast Asia. Geoforum, (51), 259-261.

Cheung, A. and Yeung, W..J, (2014) “Temporal-Spatial Patterns of One-person Households in China, 1982-2005”, Demographic Research.

Edlund, L., Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2013). Sex ratios and crime: Evidence from China. Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(5), 1520-1534. (IZA Discussion Paper No. 3214)

Feng, Q., Wang, Z., Gu, D., & Yi, Z. (2011). “Household Vehicle Consumption Forecasts in the United States, 2000 to 2005.” International Journal of Market Research 53(5): 593-618.

Ham, J. C., & Song, H. Bargaining Power within the Family in South Korea: Transfers to Parents from Adult Children and Vice-versa.

Kim, Erin Hye-Won and Adam Ka-Lok Cheung. 2015. “Women’s attitudes toward family formation and life-stage transitions in Korea” Journal of Marriage and Family .

Li, H., Yi, J., & Zhang, J. (2011). Estimating the effect of the one-child policy on the sex ratio imbalance in China: Identification based on the difference-in-differences. Demography, 48(4), 1535-1557. (Best Paper Award at the 2008 Chinese Quantitative Economic Association Annual Conference. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5149.)

Liu, H. (2014). The quality–quantity trade-off: evidence from the relaxation of China’s one-child policy. Journal of Population Economics, 27, 565-602. Won the 2015 Kuznet Prize

Mohamad, M. (2014). Women’s Empowerment in Religious Contexts: Competitive Modernity and the Feminized Public Sphere in Malaysia ASIEN: German Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies, Vol. 132, pp. 81-97.

Soriano, C., Lim, S. S. & Rivera, M. (2014). The Virgin Mother with a mobile phone – representations of mothering and mobile consumption in Philippine television advertisements. Communication, Culture & Critique, 8(11), 1-19. Lead article.

Yeoh, B. S., Chee, H. L., & Vu, T. K. D. (2014). Global householding and the negotiation of intimate labour in commercially-matched international marriages between Vietnamese women and Singaporean men. Geoforum, 51, 284-293.

Yeung, W. J., Desai, S., and Jones, J. (Forthcoming). Families in Southeast and South Asia, Annual Review of Sociology

Social Stratification and Social Networks

Chua, V., (2015). “How Do Singaporeans Connect? Ties among Chinese, Malays and Indians” American Behavioral Scientist, 0002764215580617.

Chua, V. (2015). Do Raffles boys ‘rule’and Anglo-Chinese boys ‘own’ Singapore? Analysing school-to-work correspondences in an elite developmental state. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 25(1), 1-19.

Chua, V. & Erickson, B., Forthcoming. “Social Networks and Associations.” Palgrave Research Handbook of Volunteering and Non-profit Associations.

Chua, V.& Wellman, B. (2015). “Social Networks in East and Southeast Asia 2: Labor Migration, Opportunity, Social Media, and Well-Being.” American Behavioral Scientist, 59(9), 1055-1065.

Chua, V., & Ng, I. Y. (2015). Unequal returns to social capital: the study of Malays in Singapore through a network lens. Asian Ethnicity, (ahead-of-print), 1-18.

Chua, V., & Wellman, B. (2015). Social Networks in East and Southeast Asia I: National Characteristics, Institutions, Network Capital, and Guanxi. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(8), 903-913.

Chua, V. (2014). Institutional Comparisons of the Perceived Value of Networks in China and the United States. Comparative Sociology, 13(5), 587-617.

Chua, V. (2014). The contingent value of unmobilized social capital in getting a good job. Sociological Perspectives, 57(1), 124-143.

Chua, V. (2013). Categorical sources of varieties of network inequalities. Social science research, 42(5), 1236-1253.

Chua, V. (2013). Contextualizing ‘networked individualism’: The interplay of social categories, role relationships and tasks. Current Sociology, 61(5-6), 602-625.

Son, J.& Wilson, J. (2015, September). “The Psycho-Social Processes Linking Income and Volunteering: Chronic Financial Strain and Well-Being.” Sociological Forum.

Yeung, W. J. & Fok, Y.Y. (2014), “United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Poverty Research and the Millennium Development Goals”, In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Pp.6786-6789. Springer Netherlands.

Yeung, W. J. (2013). “College Expansion Policy and Social Stratification in China”. Chinese Sociological Review 45(4): 54-80.

Yeung, W.J. and Conley, D. (2008). “Black-White Achievement Gap and Family Wealth”, Child Development 79(2): 303-324.


Book Chapters


Children and Youth

Migration, Human Capital, and Labour

Introduction: Migration, Remittances and the Family.
In Hoang, L.A. & Yeoh, B.S.A. (Eds) Transnational Labour Migration, Remittances and the Changing Family in Asia (pp. 1-23). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

HOANG L & Brenda YEOH (2015)


Transnational Labour Migration, Debts and Family Economics in Vietnam.
In Hoang, L.A. & Yeoh, B.S.A. (Eds) Transnational Labour Migration, Remittances and the Changing Family in Asia (pp. 283-310). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

HOANG L & Brenda YEOH (2015)

Between being and belonging: digital connections and disjunctures of migrant students.
In N. Worth, C. Dwyer & T. Skelton (Eds.) Geographies of Identities and Subjectivities , Vol. 4. Geographies of Children and Young People. Singapore: Springer.

LIM Sun Sun & Becky PHAM (2015)

At the crossroads of change –New media and migration in Asia.
In L. Hjorth & O. Khoo (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia. London: Routledge. Forthcoming.

LIM Sun Sun, Becky PHAM, & CHEONG K (2016)

Empowering interactions, sustaining ties: Vietnamese migrant students’ communication with left-behind family and friends.
In S.S. Lim (Ed.) Mobile Communication and the Family - Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication. Dordrecht, Springer. In press.

LIM Sun Sun & Becky PHAM (2015)

Family Migration.
In Ness, I. (ed), Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (pp. 1-5) U.S.A.: Wiley Blackwell.

Brenda YEOH & CHENG Y.E (2013)

Long-distance fathers, left-behind fathers and returnee fathers: Changing fathering practices in Indonesia and the Philippines.
In Inhorn, M., Chavkin, W., Navarro, J.A., Globalized Fatherhood: Emergent Forms and Possibilities in the New Millenium (pp: 103-128). New York: Berghahn Books.

Brenda YEOH & LAM T. (2013)

Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Policy and Research Challenges.
In Quality of Life in Asia book series, Vol 4. Springer.

Jean YEUNG & YAP Mui Teng (2013)

Population and Household Dynamics

Social Stratification and Social Networks


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