Early Career Investigators share a bite!
Chenoa Flippen (at the head, speaking) convened a meeting of early career scientists at the PSC in effort to facilitate better support and develop professional activties. Pictured above from left to right is Janeria Easley, Sandra Florian, Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Alex Shpenev, Alberto Ciancio, Monica King, Hyejeong Jo, Soo-Yeon Yoon and Romeo Gansey.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
M.A., Sociology, Seoul National University, 2008
B.A., 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.