Prof. Ito Peng

Fellow of the College
Professor, Sociology, and School of Public Policy and Governance; starting January 2010, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T
Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 725 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 2J4
Fax: 416-978-3963

BSc (Bio Chemistry), University of Toronto, Trinity College, 1981

MA (Social Welfare Policy), McMaster University, 1990

PhD (Social Policy), London School of Economics, 1995

Teaching Area:
Political sociology
Political economy
Comparative welfare states
Health and social policy

Research Interests:
Political and social economy of care in Asia and Europe
Family, gender, demography and social policy changes
Labour market changes and social and economic policy responses
Social investment policies

Peng, Ito (forthcoming) “System Changes in South Korea: Social Welfare”, in Jean Oi and Eun Mee Kim eds. Systems Change in Asia, Stanford University Press.
Peng, Ito (forthcoming) “Social Care Expansion Reforms and their Implications for Care Workers in South Korea”, International Labour Review.
Peng, Ito (2009) “Political and Social Economy of Care: Care Workers in South Korea” (Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development).
Peng, Ito and Joseph Wong (2010) “East Asian Welfare States”, Oxford Handbook of Welfare State, New York: Oxford University Press.
Peng, Ito and Wong, Joseph. (2008) “Institutions and Institutional Purpose: Continuity and Change in East Asian Social Policy”, Politics and Society, 36(1): 61-88.

Awards, Affiliations, Personal Interests, etc.:
Associate researcher, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, Switzerland.
Associate editor, Social Politics.
Research fellow, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Ontario.

Ito Peng