Yuko Hara

Doctoral Student

Yuko Hara is a second year doctoral student in Sociology.  She grew up in Japan and graduated from Keio University with a degree in Sociology.  After working for Sony as a marketer, she obtained a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.  She has professional experience in market research and public policy research.  From 2010 to 2015, she has worked as a research assistant for the Gender Equity and Low Fertility project at Harvard, a mixed-methods sociological study that seeks to explain “lowest-low” fertility in postindustrial societies.  Yuko is interested in gender and family issues, workplace policies, and demography.

Areas of Interest:
  • Gender, Work and Family
  • Demography
  • East Asia
Degrees
  • BA Sociology, Keio University
  • MA East Asian Studies, Harvard University
Email: yhara@umd.edu