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Amy Hsin

Associate Professor of Sociology, Queens College, City University of New York
Areas of Expertise:
  • Immigration
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Race & Ethnicity

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About Amy

Hsin's research focuses on immigration, race/ethnicity, and higher education. She serves on the editorial board of Sociology of Education and is a founding member of Code Blue, a national grassroots organization working on electoral politics.

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In the News

Amy Hsin quoted in Kathleen Denny, Kei Nomaguchi and Melissa Milkie, "More Time isn’t Always Better for Your Kids" Washington Post, April 7, 2015.
Guest to discuss Asian-Americans are Successful, but No Thanks to Tiger Parenting on Tell Me More, NPR, Amy Hsin, May 12, 2014.
Amy Hsin quoted , "Revenge of the Tiger Mother" The Economist, May 5, 2014.
Amy Hsin quoted in Max Ehrenfreund, "Study Ties Hard Work to Asian Students’ Higher Grades. What’s Your Excuse?" Washington Post, March 4, 2014.

Publications

"The Effects of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the Educational Outcomes of Undocumented Students," (with Frances Ortega), Institute of Labor Economics, 2017.

Estimates the effect of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the educational attainment of undocumented college students.

"When Does Time Matter? Maternal Employment, Children's Time with Parents, and Child Development" Demography 51, no. 5 (2014): 1867-1894.

 Tests the two assumptions underlying popularly held notions that maternal employment negatively affects children because it reduces time spent with parents: (1) that maternal employment reduces children's time with parents, and (2) that time with parents affects child outcomes. 

"Explaining Asian Americans’ Academic Advantage over Whites" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, no. 23 (2014): 8416-8421.

Examines the relative role of cognitive skills, work ethic and family SES in explaining Asian American achievement.