À PROPOS Chercheurs associés Sayaka SAKODA


Associate professor
Doshisha University

Sayaka SAKODA is an Economist and an Associate Professor at Doshisha University, Kyoto, after finishing JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow at Kyoto University in FY2021. Her speciality is Income Distribution, Health Economics and Gender Issues. She is also an Associate Researcher of Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS (FFJ). She published books "Unequal Society in Married Couples" and "The Economics of Divorce", and the last of these trilogies "Infidelity: a social science perspective - who does it and why?", which will be published soon.

Research themes: Income Distribution, Family Economics and Health Economics

Personal website

Collaboration with FFJ

Associate researcher to Theme 5

In 2014 Sayaka Sakoda participated in the project “Comparative Study on Happiness” (PR3 Happiness). From March 2014 to February 2015, Sayaka Sakoda was Visiting Researcher at the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS with the support of JSPS. From February to March 2019, she was welcomed at EHESS as an EHESS Visiting Scholar. She participated in the project: “Inequalities and Preference for Redistribution” (2017-2019) and gave a series of lecture on “Women’s Work and Differentials among Couples”, “Gender Identity and Relative Income within Households” and “Historical Evolution of Inequalities and Evolving Attitudes towards Redistribution”.

Inequalities project PR3 Happiness Interview

Selection of publications

Sakoda, S. (2022). Estimating economic unfairness in Japan and policies toward fairness. International Journal of Economic Policy Studies, 16(1), 85-111. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42495-021-00070-5

Sakoda, S., Tamura, M. & Wakutsu, N. The Global Financial Crisis and Healthcare Inequality in Japan. Soc Indic Res 161, 273–286 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-021-02823-3

Tachibanaki, T. & Sakoda,S. (2020) "The Economics of Divorce", Kôdan-sha.

Tachibanaki, T. & Sakoda,S. (2013) “Unequal Society in Married Couples”, Chuô Kôron Shinsha.