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Jenjira Yahirun

Assistant Researcher
Center on the Family
University of Hawaii at Manoa
United States of America

Jenjira Yahirun


Dr. Jenjira Yahirun is an Assistant Researcher (tenure-track) at the Center on the Family, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. Trained as a family sociologist and social demographer, Dr. Yahirun studies the intersection of families, migration, aging and health. Her work is part of a broader research agenda that addresses how differences within and between families contribute to social inequality.

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Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles M.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago B.S., Economics, with Honors, George Washington University


  • Fingerman, K. & Yahirun, J. (2015). “Emerging Adulthood in the Context of Family: Young Adults’ Relationships with Parents.” Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood. Ed. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Ambugo, E. & Yahirun, J. (2016). “Remittances and Risk of Major Depressive Episode and Sadness among New Legal Immigrants to the United States.” Demographic Research. 34(8): 243-258. doi:

  • Yahirun, J., Sheehan, C. & Hayward, M. (2016). “Adult Children’s Education and Parents’ Functional Limitations in Mexico.” Research on Aging. 38(3): 322-345. Doi: 10.1177/0164027515620240

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