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Name : Jenjira Yahirun
Title : Assistant Researcher
Unit : Administration
Office : Center on the Family
Address : 2515 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Room : Miller Hall 103
Phone : (808)956-6394
Fax : (808)956-4147
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.jenjirayahirun.com
Specialties : Family, Health, Aging, Life Course, Immigration
Professional Prep/Appointments :
2012 | PhD | Sociology | University of California, Los Angeles
2008 | MA | Sociology | University of California, Los Angeles
2002 | BS | Economics | George Washington University
Please see current projects at www.jenjirayahirun.com
SOC 699 | Directed Reading – Event History Analysis
HDFS 340 | Intimacy, Marriage and Families
Dr. Yahirun's research asks how the family, as a social institution, contributes to inequalities in health and well-being over the life course. Her work investigates three major themes: 1) the role of family in the lives of immigrants, 2) how increasing family complexity challenges the kinship safety net, and 3) how family relationships shape individual health outcomes.
Selected Recent Publications :
Yahirun, J. & E. Arenas. (Forthcoming) “Offspring Migration and Parents’ Emotional and Psychological Well-being in Mexico.” Journal of Marriage and Family.
Yahirun, J., Park, S. & Seltzer, J. 2018. “Step-grandparenthood in the United States.” Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbx164
Yahirun, J., Sheehan, C. & Hayward, M. 2017. “Adult Children's Education and Changes to Parents' Physical Health in Mexico.” Social Science and Medicine. 181: 93-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.03.034
Yahirun, J., Sheehan, C. & Hayward, M. 2016. “Adult Children’s Education and Parents’ Functional Limitations in Mexico.” Research on Aging. 38(3): 322-345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0164027515620240
Ambugo, E. & Yahirun, J. 2016. “Remittances and Risk of Major Depressive Episode and Sadness among New Legal Immigrants to the United States.” Demographic Research. 34(8): 243-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2016.34.8
Fingerman, K. & Yahirun, J. 2015. “Emerging Adulthood in the Context of Family: Young Adults’ Relationships with Parents.” Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood. Ed. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett. New York: Oxford University Press.
Yahirun, J. & Hamplova, D. 2014. “Children’s Union Status and Contact with Mothers: A Cross-National Study.” Demographic Research. 30(51): 1413-1444. http://dx.doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.51
Seltzer J. & Yahirun, J. 2014. “Diversity in Old Age: The Elderly in Changing Economic and Family Contexts” in Diversity and Disparities: America Enters a New Century. Ed. John Logan. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Pg. 270-305.
Yahirun, J., Perreira, K. & Fuligni, A. 2013 “Family Obligation across Contexts: Latino Youth in North Carolina and Southern California.” Journal of Family Issues. 36 (10): 1296-1323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X13501664
Seltzer, J., Yahirun, J. & Bianchi, S. 2013. “Coresidence and Geographic Proximity of Mothers and Adult Children in Stepfamilies” Journal of Marriage and Family. 75(5): 1164–1180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12058