Soo-Yeon Yoon

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
MA, Sociology, Seoul National University, 2008
BA, Urban Sociology & International Relations, University of Seoul, 2006

Soo-Yeon Yoon is a Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Korean Millennials Laboratory in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. Her primary research interest lies in examining the relationships among the welfare states, class and gender inequality, family relations, and demographic outcomes in South Korea. Her dissertation, entitled “Fertility Attitudes and Behavior: The Effects of Gender Equity on Fertility in South Korea,” demonstrates the mechanisms through which supportive environments for families and gender equality shape women’s marriages and fertility, in relation to both fertility behavior and the realization of fertility intentions. During her postdoctoral year, she will build on her interest in investigating the ways in which social forces such as social class and gender, labor market, and family structure interweave with the transition to adulthood.