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Chen, Wan-Chi
Biography

  Wan-Chi Chen has received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago and is currently director of Research Center for Education Systems and Policy, National Academy for Educational Research, Taiwan and a professor of sociology at the National Taipei University, Taiwan. Her research areas include education, family, and subjective wellbeing; she pays particular attention to the social factors that affect individual educational outcomes and East Asian educational systems.
  Her studies related to education address the causes and consequences of high school tracking in Taiwan, sex segregation in Taiwan’s higher education system, and mechanisms through which education affects individual subjective well-being. She is currently studying how teachers impact students in the school systems on Taiwanese middle school education. Regarding family-related topics, she is focusing on the divorce trends in Taiwan, how parental marriage quality and divorce affect adolescents’ mental health and the cognitive development of only children.
  Some of her research has been published in Social Science Research, Social Indicators Research, Population Research and Policy Review, Sociological Perspectives, Taiwanese Sociology (in Chinese), and Taiwanese Journal of Sociology (in Chinese).
 

Research Field
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of Family
  • Youth Studies
Education
  • Ph.D. Department of Sociology. University Chicago, USA
  • M.A. Department of Sociology. National Taiwan University
  • B. A. Foreign Language and Literature. National Taiwan University
Experience
  • Professor, National Taipei University, Department of Sociology
  • Department Chair, National Taipei University, Department of Sociology
  • Director of Research Center for Taiwan Development, National Taipei University, College of Social Sciences
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, Department of Sociology
  • Associate Professor, National Taipei University, Department of Sociology
  • Assistant Professor, National Taipei University, Department of Sociology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Taiwan University, Department of Sociology
Publications: Journal Articles(5)專書(2)
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Publications: Research Projects(1),
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