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Tsui-o Tai

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Sociology of Family, Gender Studies, Life Course, Social Inequality, Demography, Social Welfare
02-8674-1111 ext 67059 tsuiotai@mail.ntpu.edu.tw (一)10:00-12:00 (三)10:00

PhD University of California, Irvine (UCI), Sociology
MA University of California, Irvine (UCI), Sociology
BA National Cheng-Chi University (Taiwan), English Department

Biographical Sketch

Tsui-o Tai is assistant professor of sociology at National Taipei University. She received her Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at University of California, Irvine, and in the Institute of Social Science Research at the University of Queensland (Australia). Tsui-o Tai’s research and teaching interests lie in family work, gender inequality, poverty, social gerontology, and social welfare. She especially focuses on comparative family studies and international poverty research.


Refereed Journal Articles

Tsui-o Tai, Chin-Chun Yi, and Chia-Hua Liu. (In Press). “Early Marriage in Taiwan: Evidence from Panel Data.” Journal of Family Issues.

Audrey F. Lai, Andrew Noymer, and Tsui-o Tai. (In Press). “The Geometry of Mortality Change: Convex Hulls for Demographic Analysis.” Revue Quetelet.

Tsui-o Tai and Janeen Baxter. 2018. “Perceptions of Fairness and Housework Disagreement: A Comparative Analysis.” Journal of Family Issues, 39(8), 2461-2485.

Tsui-o Tai. 2017. “Decomposing Youth Poverty in 22 Countries: Contributions of Household Composition, Social Welfare, and the Market to Cross-national Variations in Youth Poverty.” EurAmerica, 47(3): 299-343.

Ming-Chang Tsai and Tsui-o Tai. 2017. "How are Mothers Faring across the Globe? Constructing a new Mothers’ Well-Being Index and Assessing Its Validity." Applied Research in Quality of Life, 13(3), 647-670.

Judith Treas and Tsui-o Tai. 2016. "Gender Inequality in Housework across 20 European Nations: Lessons from Gender Stratification Theories." Sex Roles, 74 (11-12), 495-511.

Francisco Perales, Janeen Baxter, and Tsui-o Tai. 2015. “Gender, Justice and Work: A Distributive Approach to Perceptions of Housework Fairness.” Social Science Research 51: 51-63.

Tsui-o Tai, Janeen Baxter and Belinda Hewitt. 2014. “Do Co-Residence and Intentions Make a Difference? Relationship Satisfaction in Married, Cohabiting and Living Apart Together Couples in Four Countries.” Demographic Research 31(3): 71-104.

Tsui-o Tai and Judith Treas. 2013. “Housework Task Hierarchies in 32 Countries.” European Sociological Review 29(4): 780-791.

Judith Treas and Tsui-o Tai. 2012. “Apron Strings of Working Mothers: Maternal Employment and Housework in Cross-national Perspective.” Social Science Research 41(4): 833-842.

Judith Treas and Tsui-o Tai. 2012. “How Couples Manage the Household: Work and Power in Cross-National Perspective.” Journal of Family Issues 33(8): 1088-1116.

Judith Treas, Tanja van der Lippe and Tsui-o Tai. 2011. “The Happy Homemaker? Married Women’s Subjective Well-Being in Cross-national Perspective.” Social Forces 90(1): 111-132.

Judith Treas and Tsui-o Tai. 2011. “Cross-national Evidence on Trends in Support for Working Mothers.” EurAmerica 41: 917-947.

Tsui-o Tai and Judith Treas.  2009. “Does Household Composition Explain Welfare Regime Poverty Risks for Older Adults and Other Household Members? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 64B(6): 777-787.

Wang Feng, Tsui-o Tai and Youjuan Wang. 2009. “Durable Inequality: Who Are China’s New Urban Poor?” Social Transformation in Chinese Societies—The Official Journal of the Hong Kong Sociological Association 5: 55-80.

Book Chapters

Janeen Baxter and Tsui-o Tai. 2016. Unpaid Domestic Work. Pp. 444-466, in S. Edgell, H. Gottfried, and E. Granter (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Janeen Baxter and Tsui-o Tai. 2016. Inequalities in Unpaid Work: A Cross-national Comparison. Pp. 653-671, in M. Connerley and J. Wu (Eds.), Handbook on Well-being of Working Women. The Netherlands: Springer and the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS).

Other Refereed Publications

Tsui-o Tai. 2014. “Relationships.” Oxford Bibliographies Online: Sociology. Doi:  10.1093/obo/9780199756384-0100.