Man Yee Kan

University Lecturer and Fellow of Linacre College

Department of Sociology, University of Oxford

Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1865 281338

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I am a University Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. My research interests are gender inequalities in the family and the labour market, marriage, the gender division of labour, time use research, welfare and public policy regimes in Western and East Asian societies.


After graduating with a DPhil in Sociology from University of Oxford, I worked at the Institute of Social and Economic Research in University of Essex (2004-2006). I was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2011) and a Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship (2008-2013).


My recent publications include:


2013, forthcoming ¡®Changing patterns in the allocation of savings, investments and debts within couple relationships¡¯. Sociological Review. (with H. Laurie)

2011 'Gender Convergence in Domestic Work: Discerning the Effects of Interactional and Institutional Barriers from Large-Scale Data' in Sociology, 45(2): 234-251. (with J.Gershuny & O. Sullivan)

2011 'Investigating Scheduling of Work: A Two-Stage Optimal Matching Analysis of Workdays and Workweeks' in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A. 174(2): 349-368. (with L. Lesnard)

2009 ¡®Calibrating Stylised Time Use Data with Diary Data¡¯ Social Indicators Research, 93(1): 239¨C243. (with J. Gershuny)

2008 'Measurement Error in Stylized and Diary Data on Time Use'. Sociological Methodology, 38, 101-132. (with S. Pudney)

2008 'Measuring Housework Participation: the gap between "stylised" questionnaire estimates and diary-based estimates'. Social Indicators Research, 86(3), pp. 381-400.

2008 ¡®Does Gender Trump Money? Housework hours of husbands and wives in Britain¡¯. Work, Employment and Society, 22(1), 45-66.



A full list of my publications can be found from my CV.


In 2013-14, I teach the following courses:


¡¤ Applied Statistics for Social Scientists using STATA (MT 2013), core paper for postgraduate students

¡¤ Sociology of Gender (HT 2014), optional paper for postgraduate students

¡¤ Sociology of Post-industrial societies (HT 2014), for undergraduate students

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