I-Fen Lin

Professor of Sociologyi fen lin


  • PhD, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA, Social Work, Fu-Jen University, Taiwan

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lin's research interests center on aging, intergenerational ties, and caregiving. Her ongoing work examines whether informal care breaks the cycle of disability and depressive symptoms among older adults, caregiving networks, and the antecedents and consequences of middle and later life divorce. Lin's primary research interests include...

  • Aging and the Life Course
  • Kinship and Intergenerational Exchanges
  • Disability and Caregiving
  • Quality of Survey Data

Working Papers

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