Cheng Cheng will present "Child’s Gender and Older Parent's Anticipation of Instrumental Support in Urban and Rural China" and Joel Mittleman will present "The Demographic Divide in the Classroom: The Impact of Teacher Race/Ethnicity on Student Experience".
Cheng Cheng graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 with a BA in Sociology with Concentration in Analysis and Research. Her areas of interest include aging, demography, and family sociology. Her senior honors thesis examined the interactive effects of retirement and children on the mental health of older Americans. While at UW-Madison, she worked as a research assistant in Wisconsin’s Applied Population Lab and for the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study. Cheng is also part of the Office of Population Research.
Joel Mittleman (SOC) received a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College in 2009. After graduation, he worked for two years as a research assistant in the Urban Institute's Education Policy Center. As a Marshall Scholar, he studied Comparative Education at London's Institute of Education and Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics. He is interested in stratification, sociology of education, sociology of the family, and organizational theory. For more information, visit his website(link is external).