Wong studies gender inequality, work, marriage and family, aging and the life course, and health. Wong uses quantitative survey data and qualitative interview data in her work.
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Analyzes the social networks of elder mistreatment victims. Discusses how perpetrators were often family members who were subsequently removed from victims’ core social networks. Mentions how their removal left mistreatment victims with lower levels of social support, higher levels of social strain, and weaker communication across network members
Uses longitudinal in-depth interviews with 21 graduate and professional school couples who were negotiating relocation for career opportunities to illustrate three decision making trajectories that contested and reinforced gendered work and family roles. Discusses how all couples made plans to achieve an egalitarian outcome at Time 1, couples’ decision making diverged at Time 2, and resulted in unequal outcomes at Time 3.