Dr. Zheng Wu is Professor of Sociology, University
of Victoria, and past President of the Canadian Population Society.
He is affiliated with the University of Victoria’s Population
Research Group and Centre on Aging, the University of Washington’s
Centre for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and Xi’an Jiaotong
University’s Institute Population and Development Studies.
His research interests reach across numerous socio-demographic topics,
with long-standing interest in family demography. His current research
program is concerned with Canadian trends in regional patterns in
conjugal union formation, focusing on the dramatic growth and regional
divergence in the choice of nonmarital cohabitation instead of marriage
in the first union formation process. He has published extensively
in the areas of fertility, union formation and dissolution, aging,
health, and immigration.
Zheng Wu’s main current research interests are:
- Family demography
- Fertility, contraceptive use
- Sociology of mental health
- Social gerontology
- Wu, Zheng, Christoph M. Schimmele, and Neena L. Chappell. 2012.
"Age and late-life depression." Journal of Aging
and Health 24(1):3-28.
- Wu, Zheng, Feng Hou, and Christoph M. Schimmele. 2011. "Racial
diversity and sense of belonging in urban neighborhoods."
City and Community 10(4):373-392.
- Dongmei, Zuo, Zheng Wu, and Shuzhuo Li. 2011. "Age and
intergenerational exchange among older parents in rural China."
International Journal of Social Welfare 20(S1):S30-S46.
Home page: http://web.uvic.ca/~zhengwu/