Cheng Cheng is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and Office of Population Research at Princeton University. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 with a BA in Sociology with Concentration in Analysis and Research. Her areas of interest include health, aging, gender, family, social inequality, and social demography.
Her recent article published in Social Science & Medicine, "Anticipated support from children and later-life health in the United States and China", examines how anticipated support from children is related to older parents' health and whether such support can be replaced by anticipated support from other relatives and friends in the United States and China. (link to the publication)
Her dissertation examines how women’s education is associated with intergenerational coresidence and how intergenerational coresidence may undermine the effects of women’s education on their power at home in China. These analyses shed light on the implications of increasing gender equality for elderly care and of aging societies for marital power inequality in contemporary China. The chapter on "Women's Education and Decision-Making in Nuclear and Multigenerational Households in China" received the 2017 Population Association of American Poster Award.
She was a teaching assistant for Sociological Research Methods (undergraduate level) and Demographic Research Methods (graduate level) at Princeton.