Philip Q. Yang, PhD



PhD 1993, UCLA

Courses Taught


  • Population Dynamics
  • Social Statistics
  • Racial and Ethnic Groups in the U.S.
  • Asian Americans
  • Senior Seminar


  • Race and Ethnic Groups in the U.S.  
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • International Migration 
  • Survey Research
  • Intermediate Social Statistics
  • Advanced Statistical Methods
  • Demographic Techniques
  • Professional Seminar in Sociology

Selected Publications 


2011 - Yang, Philip. Asian Immigration to the United States. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. 

2000 - Yang, Philip.  Ethnic Studies: Issues and Approaches. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 

1999 - Yang, Philip. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: A Reader. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishers. 

1995 - Yang, Philip. Post-1965 Immigration to the United States: Structural Determinants. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. 

Selected Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters Since 1993

Forthcoming - Yang, Philip. Guest Editor. Transnationalism and Genealogy. A special issue of Genealogy, published by MDPI Publishers.

Forthcoming - Yang, Philip, and Marco Mena. “Recent Trends in American Attitudes toward the Level of Immigration.” Ethnic Studies Review.

In Press - Yang, Philip. “Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.” In 25 Events That Shaped Asian American History, edited by Lan Dong. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishing (7,000 words).

2018 - Yang, Philip and Maggie Bohm. "Patterns of Interracial and Interethnic Marriages among Foreign-Born Asians in the United States." Societies 8(3), 87;

2017 - Yang, Philip. “Changes in American Attitudes toward Immigrant-Native Job Competition.” Madridge Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences 1(2): 6-10. DOI: 10.18689/mjbss.2017-102

2017 - Niño, Michael, Tianji Cai, Gabriel Ignatow, and Philip Yang. "Generational Peers and Alcohol Misuse." International Migration Review 51(1): 67-96. First published online in 2015. DOI: 10.1111/imre.12204

2016 - Yang, Philip and Shann Hwa Hwang. “Explaining Immigrant Health Service Utilization: A Theoretical Framework.” Sage Open 6(2): 1-15. First published online May 16, 2016.

2016 - Shen, Yuying, Ami Moor, Philip Yang, and Dale Yeats. “Family, Neighborhood, and Children’s Health: Trends and Racial/Ethnic Disparities Between 2003 and 2007 in the U.S.” Global Public Health DOI:

2016 - Yang, Philip and Kavitha Koshy. "The ‘Becoming White Thesis’ Revisited." Journal of Public and Professional Sociology 8(1): 1-25.

2016 - Michalikova, Nina and Philip Yang. “Socioeconomic Adaptation of Post-1991 Eastern European Immigrants in the United States.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 17(1):1-34. 

2015 - Chaudhuri, Tanni and Philip Yang. “Gendered Determinants of HIV Contagion in   India.” International Review of Modern Sociology 41(2):151-176. 

2015 - Amini, Reza, James Swan, Philip Yang, Stanley Ingman, Keith Turner, and Robab Sahaf. “Emergency Room Referrals and Health Insurance in the United States.” Social Work in Public Health 30(3):236-249.  

2014 - Shen, Yuying, Dale Yeatts, Tianji Cai, Philip Yang, and Cynthia Cready. “Social Capital and Self-Rated Health among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in China: A Multilevel Analysis.” Research on Aging  36(4):497-521. First published online Oct. 7, 2013.  DOI: 10.1177/0164027513505624

2013 - Michalikova, Nina and Philip Yang. “Social Distances of Whites to Racial or Ethnic Minorities.”  Ethnic Studies Review 34(1-2):21-44. 

2012 - Yang,  Philip and Kavitha Koshy. "Trends in Whites’ Perceived Black-White Residential Integration, 1972-2008." Journal of Public and Professional Sociology 4(1): Article 6. 

2012 - Yang, Philip. "From Sojourning to Settlement to Transnationalism: Transformations of the Chinese Immigrant Community in America." Pp. 122-140 in Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora edited by Chee-Beng Tan. New York: Routledge. 

2010 - Yang, Philip. “A Theory of Asian Immigration to the United States.” Journal of Asian American Studies 13(1): 1-34 (Winner of Research Paper Award, the Asia and Asian America Section of the American Sociological Association in 2011). 

2009 - Yang, Philip and Elizabeth Rodriguez. "The Case for Staying Home: Myth or Reality?" International Sociology 24(4):526-556. 

2009 - Yang, Philip and Starita Smith. “Trends in Black-White Church Integration.” Ethnic Studies Review 32(1):1-29. 

2007 - Yang, Philip. “Frontiers in Western Race and Ethnic Studies.” Pp. 166-189 in the sociology volume of Series on Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, edited by Shuming Lu. Beijing: China People’s University Press (in Chinese). 

2006 - Yang, Philip. “Transnationalism as a New Mode of Immigrant Labor Market Incorporation: Preliminary Evidence from Chinese Transnational Migrants.” Journal of Chinese Overseas 2(2):173-192. 

2006 - Yang, Philip and Nadine Barrett. "Understanding Public Attitudes toward Social Security." International Journal of Social Welfare 15:95-109. 

2006 - Yang, Philip. “Future Prospects of Asian Americans.” Pp. 292-316 in Asian Americans: Contemporary Trends and Issues, Second Edition, edited by Pyong Gap Min. Pine Forge Press of Sage Publications, Inc. 

2004 - Yang, Philip. “Generational Differences in Educational Attainment among Asian Americans.” Journal of Asian American Studies 7(1):51-71. 

2004 - Bugg, David and Philip Yang. "Trends in Women’s Gun Ownership, 1973-2002." International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 28(2):169-188. 

2004 - Yang, Philip and Nihan Kayaardi. “Who Chooses Non-public Schools for Their Children?” Educational Studies30(3):231-249. 

2004 - Yang, Philip, Stephanie Power, Seiji Takaku, and Luis Posas. “Immigration and Ethnic Conflict in Comparative Perspective.” Pp. 89-111 in The Psychology of Ethnic and Cultural Conflict: Looking through American and Global Chaos or Harmony, edited by Yueh-Ting Lee, Clark McCauley, Fathali Moghaddam, and Stephen Worchel. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. 

2003 - Yang, Philip. "Black-White Differential in Support for Immigration." Ethnic Studies Review 26:1-27. 

2002 - Yang, Philip. "Citizenship Acquisition of Post-1965 Asian Immigrants." Population and Environment23(4):377-404. 

2002 - Yang, Philip and Pamela Solis. "Illegal Drug Use among Asian American Youths in Dallas."  Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 1(3):17-38. 

2000 - Yang, Philip. "The ‘Sojourner Hypothesis’ Revisited."  Diaspora 9(2):235-258. 

2000 - Cheng, Lucie and Philip Yang. "Asians: The `Model Minority' Deconstructed" (abridged version). Pp. 459-482 in Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader, edited by Min Zhou and James Gatewood. New York: New York University Press. 

1999 - Yang, Philip. "Sojourners or Settlers: Post-1965 Chinese Immigrants."  Journal of Asian American Studies2(1):61-91. 

1999 - Yang, Philip. "Quality of Post-1965 Asian Immigrants." Population and Environment 20(6):527-544. 

1998 - Cheng, Lucie and Philip Yang. "Global Interaction, Global Inequality, and Migration of the Highly Trained to the United States." International Migration Review 32(3):626-653. 

1998 - Yang, Philip. "The Demand for Immigration to the United States." Population and Environment 19(4): 357-383. 

1996 - Cheng, Lucie and Philip Yang. "Asians: The ‘Model Minority’ Deconstructed." Pp. 305-344 in Ethnic Los Angeles, edited by Roger Waldinger and Mehdi Bozorgmehr. New York: The Russell Sage Foundation. 

1994 - Yang, Philip. "Ethnicity and Naturalization." Ethnic and Racial Studies 17(4):593-618. 

1994 - Yang, Philip. "Explaining Immigrant Naturalization." International Migration Review 28(3):449-477 (one of the most frequently cited articles in IMR).

1993 - Yang, Philip. "The Differential Effects of Husbands' and Wives' Statuses on Marital Fertility." Population and Environment 15(1):43-58.

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