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■ Professor Song's research is featured in the article Blue's Clues in Scientific American (July 2018 issue).

■ Professor Song's research is featured in an article titled "When Do Girls Rule the Womb?" in the Big Idea section of Discover Magazine (November 2013 issue).

■ Professor Song's research on famine and reproductive health was funded by PSC-CUNY Research Award Program.

■ Both Science and Nature covered news stories about Professor Song's most recent research article on famine and sex ratio at birth (published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. )




Shige Song (Ph.D., Sociology, UCLA)

Shige Song is Professor and Chair of Sociology at  Queens College of The City University of New York, Professor of CUNY Graduate Center’s Certificate Program in Demography, and Faculty Associate of CUNY Institute of Demographic Research (CIDR).

Dr. Song's research focuses on the integration of the social and biomedical approaches to health and well-being. He has studied the effect of social conditions and cultural preferences on infant mortality and physical growth of children and the long-term “fetal origins” effect of prenatal exposure to acute malnutrition on mortality, reproductive health, and mental health outcomes. Dr. Song has a strong interest in the evolutionary explanations of human behaviors and is exploring novel methodologies such as agent-based model and game theoretical model to disentangle the complex underlying generative processes. His most recent work makes use of various types of "big data" to understand human incentive and its macro consequences.


■ 2019 Song, Shige, and Weidong Wang. "Testing the Only-Child Advantage in Cognitive Development in the Context of China’s One-Child Policy." Population Research and Policy Review 38(6):841–867 (PDF).

■ 2019 Babiarz, Kimberly, Paul Ma, Shige Song, and Grant Miller. “Population Sex Imbalance in China before the One-Child Policy.” Demographic Research 40(13):319-358 (PDF).

■ 2018 Song, Shige. "Spending Patterns of Chinese Parents on Children's Backpacks Support the Trivers-Willard Hypothesis: Results Based on Transaction Data from China's Largest Online Retailer." Evolution & Human Behavior 39(3):336-342. (PDF)














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