Weiwei Zhang

Zhang, WeiweiZhang, WeiweiWeiwei Zhang

M.A. in Sociology, Bowling Green State University

Contact Information: 
Brown University 
Department of Sociology 
Box 1916 
Providence, RI 02912 
Tel: (401) 863-3459
Fax: (401) 863-3213 

Year of Entry: 2006

Curriculum Vitae

Previous Degrees: 
Master of Arts, Sociology (Specialty: Applied Demography), May 2006 
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Thesis: Explaining the Hispanic Paradox: An examination of the out-migration effect on the health composition of the Mexican immigrant population

Bachelor of Arts, English, June 2001
Soochow University, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China

Areas of Interest: 
In the realm of Demography, I have developed a broad range of interests, including measurements of assessing out-migrations, racial/ethnic disparities in health, successful aging with a particular interest in healthy life expectancy and cognitive functioning at old ages. For the Master thesis, I used the data from March Supplements of the annual Current Population Survey (CPS) and the matched NHIS-NDI files to examine whether selective out-migration exists in Mexican immigrant population and how it impacts the evaluation of the remaining Mexican immigrant population's health.

In my studies toward a doctoral degree, I hope to further my understanding of the subfields of demography, and more importantly, to develop a dissertation topic that may intergrades demographic methods and analytical thinking of spatial analysis.