Dr Yeonjin LEE
Designation : Postdoctoral Fellow
Office : AS8, #07-45
Telephone : N/A
Status : Staff

Dr Lee has commenced a one-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Changing Family cluster with effect from 4 July 2016.

Dr Lee received her Ph.D. in Sociology with Demography specialty from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She also has a Master degree in Sociology from University of Pennsylvania, a Master degree in Social Policy from Columbia University, New York, and a Bachelor degree in Communication from Seoul National University in South Korea.

Her research interests are quantitative methods, social demography, social stratification, and health policy. Her dissertation focuses on health inequalities that arise from interactions between education, gender, and socio-cultural context: gender disparities in the educational gradients in weight status, the gender-specific relationship between mortality of parents and offspring's educational attainment, and the association between adult literacy and self-rated health in 17 developed countries. Methodologically, studies used multi-level models, structural equations, Cox proportional hazards models, and country fixed-effect approaches aligning analytic strategies with the nature and scope of the research questions.

While at ARI, Dr Lee will pursue her research on the health inequalities in East Asian and Southeast Asian countries using demographic methods. She will specifically focus on gender differences in health care and aging process related with family support.