• Research Interests
    • Social Inequality, Family, Aging and Life Course, Social Policy
  • Publications
    Recent key publications:

    Tai, T., & Treas, J. ( 2009). Does household composition explain welfare regime poverty risks for older adults and other household members? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 64: 777-87.

    Wang, F., Tai, T., & Wang, Y. (2009). Durable inequality: Who are China’s new urban poor?” Social Transformation in Chinese Societies—the official English-language journal of the Hong Kong Sociological Association, 5: 55-80.

    Treas, J., van der Lippe, T., & Tai, T. (forthcoming 2011). The happy homemaker? Married women’s subjective well-being in cross-national perspective.” Social Forces.

    Treas, J., & Tai, T. (forthcoming 2011). How couples manage the household: Work and power in cross-national perspective." Journal of Family Issues.

Staff Details


Honorary Research Fellow

  • PhD in Sociology (University of California, Irvine)