Ph.D. (Western Ontario, 1992)
Zheng Wu's primary research interests are in the field of demography, particularly the issue of changing patterns of family formation and dissolution, fertility and contraception. He is also interested in the areas of medical sociology and social gerontology. His geographical areas of interests are Canada and Asian countries. Dr. Wu's research has been funded by SSHRC, CIHR, MSFHR, and other national and provincial funding agencies. He is Director of the Population Research Group at the University of Victoria, and is past President of Canadian Population Society.
Areas of interest
- Social gerontology
- Medical sociology
Zheng Wu, Catherine L. Costigan, Feng Hou, Ruth Kampen, Christoph M. Schimmele. (2010). “Change and Stability in Cohabitation and Children’s Educational Adjustment.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies. Vol. 41.
Christoph M. Schimmele, Zheng Wu, and Margaret J. Penning. 2009. “Gender and Remission of Mental Health.” Canadian Journal of Public Health. 100(5), 353-356.
Feng Hou and Zheng Wu. 2009. “Racial Diversity, Minority Concentration, and Trust in Canadian Urban Neighborhoods.” Social Science Research. 38(3), 693-716.
Xueyan Yang, Shuzhuo Li, Zheng Wu, and Christoph M. Schimmele. 2009. “Developing Scales for Measuring Gender Behaviors in Reproductive Health in Rural China.” Biodemography and Social Biology. 55(1), 82-92.