Yen-hsin Alice Cheng is an Assistant Research Fellow in the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Demography from the Pennsylvania State University in the United States and is trained as a family demographer.
Prior to returning to her native Taiwan, she also spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany. Her main research interests are contemporary family changes, low fertility in developed countries, adolescent development and health behaviors.
Her recent research investigates the socioeconomic differentials in marriage, divorce, and fertility over the past few decades in Taiwan. Her latest works also include studies on disadvantaged youths and families, as well as comparative studies on tolerance toward homosexuality and how public opinions on homosexuality have changed over the past few decades in Taiwan.