Zheng Wu

Zheng Wu
Office: COR A307

PhD (Western Ontario, 1992)

Area of expertise


Zheng Wu's primary research interests are in the field of demography, particularly the issue of changing patterns of family formation and dissolution, fertility and contraception. He is also interested in the areas of medical sociology and social gerontology.

His geographical areas of interests are Canada and Asian countries. Dr. Wu's research has been funded by SSHRC, CIHR, MSFHR, and other national and provincial funding agencies. He is Director of the Population Research Group at the University of Victoria, and is past President of Canadian Population Society.


  • Demography
  • Family
  • Social gerontology
  • Medical sociology


Refereed articles:

Zheng Wu, Christoph M. Schimmele, and Nadia Ouellet. Forthcoming. "Repartnering after Widowhood." Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

Zheng Wu and Margaret Penning. 2014. "Immigration and Loneliness in Later Life." Ageing & Society.

Wei Guo, Zheng Wu, Christoph M. Schimmele, and Xiaoying Zheng. 2014. "Condom Use at Sexual Debut among Chinese Youth." Journal of Biosocial Science

Margaret J. Penning and Zheng Wu. 2013. "Intermarriage and Social Support among Canadians in Middle and Later Life." Journal of Marriage and Family. 75(4), 1044-1064.