School of Social and Political Science

Miss Jing-Yi Wang

Job Title

PhD Student



PhD thesis title

Sibling Relationships in Middle and Old Age in Europe: An Egocentric Network Approach


Journal Papers

Chen, Yin-Zu and Jing-Yi Wang. 2020. “Doing Masculinities: Exploring Gender and Age in Professionalizing Family Day Care in Taiwan.” The Journal of Men’s Studies, 28(2): 206–222.


Chang, Heng-Hao and Jing-Yi Wang. 2016. “From Charity to Civil Rights?: A Content Analysis of Disability Labels and Discourse in Taiwanese Newspaper.” Taiwanese Sociology 31:1-41. (in Mandarin)


Recent Conference presentations


Jing-Yi Wang. 2020. “Siblinghood in Old Age: From an Ego-centric Network Approach” International Network for Social Network Analysis Sunbelt Virtual Conference. 13-17 July, 2020.


Jing-Yi Wang. 2019. “Siblinghood in old age in Europe: An ego-centric, multilevel network approach” Joint SHARE User Conference and Budapest Pension Seminar. Budapest, Hungary. 19-20 September 2019.


Yin-Zu Chen and Jing-Yi Wang, 2018, “Doing Masculinities: Exploring Gender and Age in Professionalizing Family Day Care” Gender, Work & Organisation Conference. Sydney, Australia, 13-16 June 2018.


Jing-Yi Wang, 2017. “Does Children’s Help Decrease the Gendered Division of Housework in the United Kingdom? A Preliminary Analysis New Directions Conference”. University of Edinburgh, UK.



2018, 2019, 2020: PhD Research Support Fund, University of Edinburgh

2019-2022: Studying Abroad Scholarship (Ministry of Education, Taiwan)



Social Network Research: Theories and Analysis (Semester 2, 2019/20)

Disability Studies (Semester 1, 2016/17)


Research experience

Research Assistant, National Taipei University, Taiwan (July 2017 – July 2018, July 2013 – July 2014)


Academic Qualifications

MSc by Research in Sociology, University of Edinburgh 2017

BA in Sociology, National Taipei University, Taiwan 2009-2013


Research interests

Research interests

Personal relationships, Social Network Analysis, Older people in Europe, Quantitative Methods, Social support

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