My research is interdisciplinary covering the areas of demography, family, children, immigration, and gender. Relying on quantitative methods, I have analyzed regional-, and nationally-representative data to examine economic and health disparities in racial/ethnic minority immigrant women and children, how they utilize family networks, and how structural factors determine this pattern.
My dissertation draws from child development, family resources, and post-migration processes to examine the role of extended families in psychological adjustment for children in immigrant families. I argue that limited access to public assistance and socioeconomic resource for immigrants leads to household extension, and their complex and unstable extended familyliving arrangements jeopardize youth emotional health.
- Family Demography
- Children and Youth
- MA Sociology
- BA Sociology
- BA Public administration
- PhD 2016, University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Sociology