Yoko Yoshida

Associate Professor


Related information

Email: yoko.yoshida@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3534
Mailing Address: 
Room 3128, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Social justice and inequality
  • Ethnicity
  • Race
  • Migration - immigration
  • Immigrant integration
  • Research methods
  • Social statistics
  • Canada

Cross appointment

  • International Development Studies


  • BA, Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan
  • MA, PhD, McGill University

Research interests

Yoko Yoshida is a sociologist whose research interests focus on applied social statistics in the areas of immigration, integration of immigrants, and social inequality in Canada. Her previous projects include the analysis of economic inequality of immigrants in Canada, the role of family in immigration and settlement processes, economic and non-economic contributions of family class immigrants, and understanding the multi-dimensionality of immigrants’ integration. Her current SSHRC funded research focuses on two areas: analysis of the economic outcomes and retention of immigrants in Atlantic Canada and analysis of the integration of refugee children and youth in Canada. Throughout her carrier, she has produced a number of publication and reports offering an evidence-base for provincial, federal agencies, as well as local community groups. She strongly believes that that social science has a lot to contribute towards better policy and program planning. On this front, she takes interest in working with students to develop strong research skills, which can be applied within and beyond academia. She has supervised graduate students and a postdoctoral fellow who explore immigrant integration, sports and class, health care, social stratification, and the measurement of religiosity. She is also the former Academic Director of the Atlantic Research Data Centre and is the current Vice President of the Canadian Population Society.

Selected publications

  • Yoshida, Yoko, Howard Ramos. Forthcoming. “From Away, But Here to Stay? Trends in Why Do Recent Immigrants Leave Atlantic Canada?” in E. Tastsoglou and B. Cottell (eds.) Home away from Home.  Cape Breton University Press.
  • VanderPlaat, Madine, Howard Ramos, and Yoko Yoshida. 2012.  "What Do Parents and Grandparents Contribute?" Canadian Ethnic Studies 44(3) 79-96.
  • Yoshida, Yoko. Howard Ramos. 2013. “Destination Rural Canada: A Basic Overview of Recent Immigrants to Rural Small Towns” Ch. 3 in J. Parkins and M. Reed (ed.) Social Transformation in Rural Canada.67-87.Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Asada, Yukiko, Yoko Yoshida, Alyce Whipp. 2013. “Summarizing Social Disparities in Health,” Milbank  Quarterly 91(1): 5-36.
  • Asada, Yukiko, George Kephart, Jeremiah Hurley, Yoko Yoshida, Andrea Smith, Stephen Bornstein. 2012."The role of proximity to death in need-based approaches to health care," Health Policy. 106(3)291-302.
  • Yoshida, Yoko and Michael R. Smith. 2008 “Measuring and Mismeasuring Discrimination Against Visible Minority Immigrants: The role of work experience.” Canadian Studies in Population. 35(2) 311-338.