Shige Song

songAssistant Professor of Sociology


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

Dr. Song’s research has focused on adaptive sex allocation, health and demographic consequences of developmental programming (developmental origins of health  and disease), health disparitiesearly child development, and quantitative methodology. Currently his research interests center on the evolutionary aspects of the human population processes.


Song, Shige. “Malnutrition, Sex Ratio, and Selection: A Study Based on the Great Leap Forward Famine.” Under Review.(PDF)

Song, Shige. “Identifying the Intergenerational Effects of the 1959-1961 Chinese Great Leap Forward Famine on Infant Mortality.” Under Review. (PDF)

Song, Shige “Assessing the Impact of Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Famine on Subsequent Involuntary Fetal Loss: Evidence from the 1959-1961 Great Leap Forward Famine in China.” Under Review. (PDF)

Forthcoming  Song, Shige. “Assessing the Impact of Prenatal Famine Exposure on Female Fecundity: Evidence from the Great Leap Forward Famine in China.” Population Studies. (PDF)

2012  Song, Shige. “Does Famine Influence Sex Ratio at Birth? Evidence from the 1959-1961 Great Leap Forward Famine in China.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (PDF)


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