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 include applied social statistics in the areas of socio-economic inequality, inequality in health, and integration processes of immigrants. In recent years, Dr. Yoshida has collaborated with other scholars to look at non-monetary contributions of family-class immigrants and inequality of heath and access to health care. She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded project, 'How Well Do Immigrants Integrate into Canada?', exploring a new approach to describing patterns of integration. She has supervised graduate students who explore a wide range of sociological interests, such as sports and class, health care, social stratification, and the measurement of religiosity. In 2014, she is appointed as the Academic Director of the Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC), Halifax, Canada. By organizing events, such as information sessions on the new Canadian data and statistical workshops, she is working to expand the research capacity for academic, student and community researchers.

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.