Designation : Postdoctoral Fellow
Office : AS8, #07-55
Telephone : 65165977
Status : Staff

Dr Yang Yi has commenced a one-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Changing Family in Asia cluster with effect from 4 July 2016. She holds a PhD in Sociology from National University of Singapore and a Masters in Sociology, specialising in gender and labour, from Peking University in China. Trained as a sociologist, Yang Yi has been deeply interested in social inequality, social stratification, and gender studies since her undergraduate days. Her dissertation work focused on social exclusion and cognitive impairment of the elderly in China by using longitudinal data. Through a series of empirical examinations, she found that among all elderly groups, the rural female elderly were the most vulnerable to social exclusion and experienced the highest risks of developing cognitive impairment. Focusing on contemporary China, her current research investigates the health outcomes of social inequality among the elderly, with special emphases on rural-urban disparities and gender inequalities; long-term care needs and unmet long-term care of the elderly in China. She is also interested in understanding gender inequalities in labour force participations among emerging Asian economies; social transitions and youth unemployment.

Prior to joining NUS, she was part of the research team for the Third National Survey on Women’s Social Status, conducted in collaboration with the All-China Women's Federation and the National Bureau of Statistics of China. She was also a part-time commentator for the Guangming Daily.