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Senhu Wang

Research Fellow

Research interests

Immigration, social inequality, public health, race and ethnicity, gender, neighbourhood and community, labor market, economic sociology, quantitative methods of data analysis, China.

Personal background

Senhu Wang is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology. Before coming to Cambridge, he obtained a master's degree from Durham University, UK, and a bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University, China. Using nationally representative data, his doctoral research explores the extent to which British ethnic minority immigrants integrate into the host society over generations in terms of their labour market status, cultural values, social network, health and more. In addition to his doctoral research, he has also conducted research on public health, employment, air pollution, neighbourhood and community, and China. Currently, he is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Business Research project, The Employment Dosage: How Much Work is Needed for Health and Wellbeing?

Selected publications

Wang, S. and Coulter, R. (Forthcoming) Exploring ethnic and generational differences in gender role attitudes: The role of neighborhood ethnic composition. International Migration Review.

Mak, H.W., Kim, J. and Wang, S. (Forthcoming) The role of parent-adolescent relationship in the development of (pre)hypertension in young adulthood in the US. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Wang, S. and Ramsden, M. (2018) Revisiting the ‘parallel lives’ thesis: Neighbourhood attachment and residential integration of ethnic minorities in England. Population, Space and Place, e2156. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2156.

Wang, S. (2018) The role of gender role attitudes and immigrant generation in ethnic minority women’s labor force participation in Britain. Sex Roles (JCR Q1 in Gender Studies). DOI: 10.1007/s11199-018-0922-8.

Wang, S. and Mak, H. W. (2018) Generational health improvement or decline? Exploring generational differences of British ethnic minorities in six physical health outcomes. Ethnicity and Health. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1469736.

Wang, S. (2018) Inching up and socio-economic differentiation: Exploring self-rated health of China’s rural-to-urban migrants from 2005 to 2015. American Journal of Health Behavior, 42(5):117-125. DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.42.5.10.

Contact details

Senhu Wang
PhD in Sociology
The Department of Sociology
University of Cambridge
16 Mill Lane
Cambridge 
CB2 1SB 

Email: sw768@cam.ac.uk