Doctoral Candidate
(2011)
Social Sciences Division Mellon Dissertation Fellow
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Residential Fellow

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago
BA, Sociology, University of California, Irvine

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My research interests lie in the gendered patterns of work and family over the life course. My dissertation uses original longitudinal interview and survey data to examine how professional and graduate school students and their romantic partners make early career decisions together. In another line of work I use nationally representative survey data to examine health limitations in older couples. My other projects include a study of interracial romantic relationships and depression, and a study of women in the legal profession.

Master's Title:

Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities

Selected Publications:

Wong, Jaclyn S. 2017. Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities. Gender & Society 31:171-196.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Ning Hsieh. 2017. Functional Status, Cognition, and Social Relationships in Dyadic Perspective. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. Online ahead of print.

Wong, Jaclyn S. and Andrew M. Penner. 2016. Gender and the Returns to Attractiveness. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 44:113-123.