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The University of Southampton
Ageing & GerontologyPart of Economic, Social & Political Science

Dr Yazhen Yang BA, MSc, Mphil, PhD

Visiting Fellow, Research Fellow

Dr Yazhen Yang

Yazhen Yang currently works as an ESRC SCDTP (South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership) funded Research Fellow at the Department of Gerontology, University of Southampton. The project I am working on is: Intergenerational Support Exchange within Chinese, British and European Families. I also convene Module GERO6010: Perspectives in Gerontology (DL).

I joined the Department of Gerontology in 2019 as a Teaching Fellow, teaching and co-convening the Quantitative Research Methods (DL) module and other modules, eg. Ageing, Health and Well-Being (DL).

I have a BSc in Public Administration (Particularly in Human Resources), an MSc in Gerontology from the University of Southampton, an Mphil in Social Protection from Xiamen University, and a PhD in Gerontology from the University of Southampton. The title of my PhD project was Intergenerational Relations: The Changing Pattern of Economic, Social and Psychological Transfers within Chinese Families (analysing the Chinese Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey using Stata).

Research interests

  • Intergenerational relations
  • informal care; health care
  • social care
  • social protection
  • public policy
  • centenarians

PhD research

Title: Intergenerational Support Exchange within Chinese, British and European Families
 Professor Jane Falkingham
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership

Distance Learning Tutor.

Module co-ordinator:
GERO6010 Perspectives in Gerontology (DL)

GERO6018 Perspectives in Gerontology / UOSM2018 Understanding Modern China

Dr Yazhen Yang
Centre for Research on Ageing Social Sciences University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 1426 58CR/4108

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