Dr. Feng Hou’s research focuses on socioeconomic integration of immigrants and the second generation, dynamics of social diversity, neighbourhood and community contextual effects, and applied statistical techniques. He is a senior researcher with Social Analysis Division, Statistics Canada. From 1996 to 1999, he was a researcher with the Center for Addiction and Mental Health and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.


Feng Houís main current research interests are:

  • Immigration and the second generation
  • Socioeconomic status of racial minorities
  • Urban residential patterns
  • Applied quantitative methods

Selected Publications:

  • Hou, Feng and John Myles. 2011. "Interracial marriage and status-caste exchange in Canada and the United States." Ethnic and Racial Studies 36(1):75-96.
  • Hou, Feng and Simon Coulombe. 2010. "Earnings gaps for Canadian-born visible minorities in the public and private sectors." Canadian Public Policy 36(1):29-43.
  • Hou, Feng and Zheng Wu. 2009. "Racial diversity, minority concentration, and trust in Canadian urban neighborhoods." Social Science Research 38(3):693-716.

Contact Information:

E-mail: feng.hou@statcan.gc.ca