YVETTE M. YOUNG portrait
  • Graduate Student, College of Social and Behavioral Science
  • Postdoc Fellow, Sociology Department

Research Summary

My research spans two subject areas. In the first area, I examine the economic integration of refugees and immigrants in the United States. In the second, I explore the intersection of gender, development and social capital. In both strands of research I examine the interaction between micro-level characteristics and macro-level contextual factors, with an emphasis on the interaction of different forms of capital—human, social, cultural and economic—with the broader social context.


  • BS, Sociology, Brigham Young University
  • MS, Sociology, University of Utah. Project: The Interplay of Social Capital and Gender in Developing Countries A Quantitative Exploration
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Utah. Project: “Making Do" in the Land of Opportunity: An Exploration of the Economic Integration of Refugees in Utah