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Lisa Kaida

Assistant Professor (PhD University of Toronto)


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Sociological Specialties/Areas of Interest:

  • International migration
  • Social stratification
  • Sociology of work
  • Quantitative methods

Dr. Lisa Kaida specializes in immigrant integration within broad social and labour market changes in the host countries. She has recently completed a project on the integration of low wage and low family income among new immigrants to Canada with foci on the economic impacts of post-migration schooling and female employment. Her current research projects include: 1) the labour market integration of internationally-trained female engineers; 2) the socioeconomic integration of immigrant children growing up in working poor families; and 3) the economic impact of host country language training for new immigrants. She is a member of a number of academic organizations, including the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), the Canadian Population Society (CPS), the Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster, the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN), the American Sociological Association (ASA), and the Population Association of America (PAA). Dr. Kaida is a past winner of the best student awards from the Canadian Population Society (2007 & 2010) and the poster session award from the Population Association of America (2011). At MUN, Dr. Kaida teaches courses in the sociology of work, Introduction to sociology, and research methods.

Selected Publications:

Kaida, Lisa. 2013. “Do Host Country Education and Language Training Help Recent Immigrants Exit Poverty?” Social Science Research 42(3): 726-741.

Kaida, Lisa and Monica Boyd. 2011. "Poverty Variations among the Elderly: The Roles of Income Security Policies and Family Co-Residence" Canadian Journal on Aging 30(1): 83-100.

Kaida, Lisa, Melissa Moyser, and Stella Y. Park. 2009. "Cultural Preferences and Economic Constraints: The Living Arrangements of Elderly Canadians" Canadian Journal on Aging 28(4): 303-313.