Ph.D. Princeton University
Sociology (Expected May 2018)
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sociology, Concentration in Analysis and Research, Comprehensive Honors (May 2012)
Cheng Cheng is a Postdoctoral Research Associate of the Peking-Princeton
Postdoctoral Program (PPPP). She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from
Princeton University in 2018, with the dissertation "Women's Education,
Intergenerational Coresidence, and Household Decision-Making in China". She
completed her B.A. (Comprehensive Honors) in Sociology with a concentration
in Analysis and Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.
Her research interests include gender stratification, family demography, and
social epidemiology. She is interested in understanding how extended family
relationships reproduce gender inequality and health disparities. She uses
quantitative methodologies to examine how intergenerational relationships
influence marital power dynamics of adult children and later-life health of
elderly parents in contemporary China.
Cheng, Cheng. 2018. “Women’s Education, Intergenerational Coresidence,
and Household Decision-Making in China.” Journal of Marriage and Family.
Advance Online Publication.
Cheng, Cheng. 2017. “Anticipated Support from Children and Later-Life
Health in the United States and China.” Social Science & Medicine 179:
Winkler, Richelle, Cheng, Cheng, and Shaun Golding. 2012. “Boom or Bust?
Population Dynamics in Natural Resource-Dependent Counties.” Pp. 349-367 in
International Handbook of Rural Demography, edited by L. Kulcsar and K.
Curtis. Netherlands: Springer.