Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

Email: ysugawara[at]sophia.ac.jp
Tel: 03-3238-3564
Office: 10-501
SUGAWARA (MINAGAWA) Yuka
菅原(皆川)友香

Associate Professor
Social demography, health and aging, socio-economic transition from communism in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union

B.A. Sophia University
M.A. Harvard University
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

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Research and Teaching Interests:

Yuka Minagawa Sugawara is a social demographer whose research centers on social causation of health and mortality. She is particularly interested in the consequences of the post-communist social change on the health status of populations in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Japan, her second region of study, provides another valuable case for the assessment of theories linking social environments and health. Her research on these topics has appeared in Social Forces, Population and Development Review, Health Reports, and Gerontology, among others.

Selected Publications

  • Yuka Minagawa. 2018. “Changing Life Expectancy and Health Expectancy
    among Russian Adults: Results from the Past 20 Years.” Population Research and
    Policy Review 37:851-886.
  • Yuka Minagawa and Yasuhiko Saito. 2018. “An Analysis of Factors Related
    to Disability-Free Life Expectancy at 65 Years of Age Across Japanese Prefectures.”
    European Journal of Ageing 15:15-22.
  • Yuka Minagawa and Yasuhiko Saito. 2016. “Changes in Disability-Free Life
    Expectancy (DFLE) at Birth between 2000 and 2010 across Japanese Prefectures.”
    International Journal of Public Health 61(7): 739-749.
  • Yuka Minagawa and Yasuhiko Saito. 2015. “Active Social Participation and
    Mortality Risk Among Older People in Japan: Results from a Nationally-
    Representative Sample.” Research on Aging 37:481-499.
  • Vanessa Yong, Yuka Minagawa, and Yasuhiko Saito. 2015. “Policy and Program Measures for Successful Aging in Japan” (pp. 81-97) In Sheng-Tak Cheng (Ed.), Successful Aging – Asian Perspective. New York: Springer.

COURSES

Courses No Title 2019 Semester Offered
SOC225
INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE SOCIETY
Spring
SOC315
SURVEY METHODS
Autumn
SOC337
POPULATION AND SOCIETY
Autumn
SOC401 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND AGING
Spring