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Minagawa Sugawara Yuka

NameMinagawa Sugawara Yuka
Alternative NamesYuka Minagawa Sugawara
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Liberal Arts, Department of Liberal Arts
Job titleAssociate Professor
Degree学士(上智大学), M.A.(Harvard University), Doctor of Philosopyy(University of Texas at Austin)


Sociology, Social Demography, Aging, Socio-economic transition from communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union

Research Interests

Sociology ,Social demography ,Health and mortality ,Health expectancy ,Aging ,ther former Soviet republics ,Japan

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Sociology / Social demography

Research History

Sep 2017
Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts Associate professor 
Sep 2014
Sep 2017
Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts Assistant professor 
Apr 2013
Sep 2014
Waseda Insstitute of Advanced Studies  Assistant professor 


Yuka Minagawa   
Journal of Family Studies   29(3) 1447-1464   2023   [Refereed]
Yuka Minagawa   Yasuhiko Saito   
Innovation in Aging      Dec 2022   [Refereed]

Background and Objectives

Existing research has suggested that older adults in Japan enjoy phenomenal physical health status, but they have poor subjective well-being (SWB). Limited empirical evidence exists, however, on how physical ...
Yuka Minagawa   
Social Science & Medicine - Population Health   17 101005-101005   Mar 2022   [Refereed]
Yuka Minagawa   Yasuhiko Saito   
Gerontology   68(10) 1166-1173   2022   [Refereed]
<b><i>Background:</i></b> Although there is evidence of improvements in health expectancy among the Japanese population, existing estimates are based on the prevalence of morbidity taken from cross-sectional survey data. &l...
Yuka Minagawa   Yasuhiko Saito   
Disasters   45(3) 647-663   Jul 2021   [Refereed]


月刊誌「統計」   18-24   Mar 2023
『世界』「ウクライナ侵略戦争ー世界秩序の危機」岩波書店   臨時増刊(957) 119-125   Apr 2022

Books and Other Publications

金子, 隆一( 情報学), 石井, 太(Part:Contributor, 世界の健康寿命)
原書房   Nov 2021   (ISBN:9784562092215)
Jagger, Carol(Part:Contributor, An Analysis of Macro-level Determinants of Geographic Disparities in Health Expectancies)
Springer   2020   (ISBN:9783030376666)
日本人口学会(Part:Contributor, 健康寿命(余命))
丸善出版   Nov 2018   (ISBN:9784621303078)
Cheng, Sheung-Tak(Part:Contributor, Policy and Program Measures for Successful Aging in Japan)
Springer   2015   (ISBN:9789401793308)


6th RLMS-HSE User Conference   26 May 2023   
Paola DiGiulio   Vienna Institute of Demography   Wittgenstein Centre   IIASA, OeAW   University of Vienna   Marc Luy   Wittgenstein Centre   IIASA, OeAW   Univ. Vienna   Yuka Minagawa   Sophia University   
European Population Conference 2022   30 Jun 2022   
Yuka Minagawa   
Population Association of America   7 Apr 2022   


Honjo International Scholarship
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship
Fulbright Scholarship

Professional Memberships

European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Population Association of America (PAA)

Research Projects

An analysis of gender differences in health expectancy
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up
Project Year: Sep 2020 - Mar 2022
日本経済研究センター: 日本経済研究センター研究奨励金
Project Year: 2017 - 2018