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Kate H. Choi, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Western University in Canada. She is a family demographer who examines the causes and consequences of inequality within and across families. Two central questions guide her research: (1) how do individual traits and social contexts influence family formation—the type of romantic unions, partner choice, and fertility behavior and (2) how does family contexts contribute to social inequality? Her work on romantic unions, partner choice, fertility desires, and child wellbeing has been published in several prestigious academic journals in family sociology and demography, including Demography, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Social Science and Medicine, and International Migration Review.

She holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University, an M.A. in sociology from UT Austin, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University. She currently teaches a course titled “Marriage Markets: Finding the One in the Era of Social Inequality.”

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