Jason Yue-Hei WONG (黃裕熹) is a first-year Ph.D. student in Sociology at Yale University. He completed his M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy) degree in Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology with the Highest Honors and the Sociology Award 2021 (graduated with the highest GPA in Sociology).
His current research revolves around a central question: How do inequalities in socioeconomic resources embedded in multigenerational family relationships intersect with health inequalities across the life course? Contextualizing the research mainly in the United States and China, his ongoing endeavors to answer this question include examining (1) the asymmetric effects of educational mobility on parental depression; (2) the health and socio-behavioral consequences of grandparenthood and grandparenting; and (3) how do parental educational expectations produce heterogeneous effects on adolescent mental health.
Before coming to Yale Sociology, Jason worked as a student research assistant at the Sau Po Centre on Ageing (Department of Social Work and Social Administration) and the School of Public Health (The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Hong Kong. He was involved in research projects such as “The Jockey Club Golden Age Journey Project”, “Commissioned Study on Evaluating the Impact of Tobacco Control Policies in Hong Kong”, and “Grassroot Housing and Housing Rights”. Additionally, he served as a teaching assistant for the courses Social Demography and Graduation Thesis at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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