I received my M.A. in Sociology from the University of Tokyo in 2017, with the thesis “Trends and Consequences of Educational Assortative Mating in Contemporary Japan.” Before that, I completed my Bachelor of Arts âat the University of Tokyo in 2015.
My research focuses mainly on three areas:
1.Family demography and intergenerational inequalityÂ – My main research interests focus on diverging family behaviors and its impact on social inequality. In particular, I am interested in the impact of assortative mating on intergenerational inequality. Related to this interest, I also work on the relationship between demographic changes and union formation.
2.Family formation process in strong family countries – I am also interested in consequences of newly emerging behaviors (e.g., premarital pregnancy or cohabitation) on futureÂ life course outcomes in societies with strong family ties such as Japan and South Korea, or Spain and Italy.
3.Gender inequality in the labor force – While my primary research interests focus on the relationship between demography and inequality, I am also interested in gender and labor market inequality, since women’s occupational trajectory is closely related to the family formation processes. On this topic, I am currently working on occupational segregation by gender in Japan, focusing on its trends and causes (the role of population aging, an increase in non-standard employment, and changes in industrial structure).