Jean Yeung

Professor Jean Yeung holds a joint appointment in Asian Research Institute. She is the Research Leader of the Changing Family in Asia cluster in the Asia Research Institute and the Chair of the steering committee of the FASS research cluster of Family, Children and Youth in NUS. Before joining NUS, she held positions in University of Michigan and New York University. Her research encompasses American and Asian family demography and social stratification issues. She was a co-principal investigator, and now an affiliated investigator, of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and its Child Development Supplement. Currently, she is working on changing families in Asia, the impact of internal migration on Chinese Children, and human capital and intergenerational transfer in Asia. Professor Yeung serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marriage and Family, Demography, and Journal of Family Issues. She is on the international Advisory Board of Journal of Population Studies. She has received numerous awards from NSF, NICHD, and NIA.


Office: AS1 04-26
Tel: 6516-3471
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Recent Publications

Yeung, W. J. Cheryll Alipio and F. Furstenberg (2013). Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia: School, Work and Family Life. A special issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 646, March, 2013. Guest editors, and the introductory article..

Yeung, W.J. (2013). Asian Fatherhood. Guest Editor, a Special Issue of Journal of Family Issues, 34 (2), and the introductory article.

Zhang, Y. and Yeung, W. J. (2012). Shifting Boundaries of Care in Asia. (Editors). A special issue of the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(11/12), and the introductory article.

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.

Yeung, W.J. and Pfeiffer, K.M. (2009).  “The Black-White Test Score Gap and Early Home Environment”, Social Science Research 38, 412-437.

Recent RESEARCH ProjectS

The impact of China’s Internal Migration on Children and Youth Development

Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia

Fatherhood in Asia: Research, Interventions, and Policies

Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia

Black-White Achievement Gap in the U.S.

Human Capital and Intergenerational Transfer in China and India