Research Topics

Theory, family, parent-child relationships, disability, biopolitics, social determinants of health

Research Interests

Christine Hochbaum’s dissertation research concerns theories about the determinants of parenting with a particular emphasis on child effects. During the course of her doctoral studies, she has investigated research topics such as intergenerational transmission of parenting, child and parent influences on child development, biopolitics and disability, portrayals of people with disabilities in music, school-to-work transition in immigrant youth populations, perceived discrimination, social support and health among immigrants, and employment outcomes of older immigrants.

Current Research

Parenting, child effects, child development, disabilities among children and youth.

Supervisor: Dr. James White


Hochbaum, C.V., & Lauer, S.R. (2013). Perceived discrimination and health: The mediating effect of social capital. Metropolis Working Paper Series, 13-07, 6, 63.

Hochbaum, C.V. (2012). Too old to work? The influence of retraining on the employment status of older immigrants to Canada. Journal of Canadian Ethnic Studies, 44, 97-120.

Hochbaum, C. V. (2010). An exploratory study of the representation of people with disabilities in mainstream American music in 1987, 1997, and 2007. The International Journal on Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, 10, 227-239.

Teaching Areas

Family Sociology, Parent-child Relationships and Child Development, Sociology of Health and Disability, Social Determinants of Health



Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Candidate (Sociology), University of British Columbia
M.A. (Family Studies), University of British Columbia
B.A.Hons. (Psychology), University of Winnipeg

B.A.4-year (Conflict Resolution Studies), University of Winnipeg