KIM Hye Won, Erin |

KIM Hye Won, Erin

Kim Hye-Won, Erin

Assistant Professor

PhD in Public Policy, Duke University

Kim Hye-Won, Erin
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 5437

Office Location

469B Bukit Timah Road
#02-04
Level 2, Li Ka Shing Building
Singapore 259771


Profile

Erin Hye-Won Kim is an assistant professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS).  Dr. Kim is also a faculty associate in the Centre for Family and Population Research and the Asia Research Institute at NUS.  Before joining the NUS faculty, she earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Public Policy from Duke University.  She received her B.S. and M.S. in Management from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Dr. Kim’s research examines the relationships among social policy, individual and family behaviors, and people’s well-being, particularly in the context of population aging.  Currently, she is working on issues related to low fertility, intergenerational support, work, gender equity, and health.  Geographically, she focuses on Asian countries, including Korea, Singapore, and Thailand.  Methodologically, Dr. Kim conducts empirical studies using large-scale data sets.  Her research has been published or accepted for publication in leading journals such as the Journal of Marriage and Family, Demographic Research, and Ageing and Society

Kim Hye-Won, Erin - CV

Research Areas

  • Demography and population
  • Quantitative Methods and Program Evaluation
  • Social policy

Publications

Recent Academic Publications

  • Kim, Erin Hye-Won and Adam Ka-Lok Cheung. 2015. Women’s Attitudes Toward Family Formation and Life Stage Transitions: A Longitudinal Study in Korea. Journal of Marriage and Family. 77(5), 1074-1090. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12222 [ Abstract ]
  • Kim, Erin Hye-Won. 2015. “Public transfers and living alone among the elderly: A case study of Korea’s new income support program” Demographic Research, 32, 1383-1408. [ Full-text ]
  • Kim, Erin Hye-Won and Philip J. Cook. 2011. “The continuing importance of children in relieving elder poverty: Evidence from Korea” Ageing and Society, 31(6), 953-976. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X10001030. [ Abstract ]
  • Kim, Erin Hye-Won. “Does money buy happiness? Evidence from a new government old-age pension in Korea.” (Conditionally accepted to the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences)
  • Kim, Erin Hye-Won. “Fertility intentions and behavior in a lowest-low fertility country: Findings from Korea” (under review)

Working Papers

  • “The effect of domestic labor division, attitudes, and their interaction on marital satisfaction: A longitudinal study in Korea” (with Adam Ka-Lok Cheung)
  • “The impact of workweeks on obesity: A natural experiment in Korea” (with Seoyeon Ahn and Young Kyung Do)
  • “Recessions and mortality:  Findings from Asian countries”
  • “Family systems and intergenerational support: A comparative study between Korea and Thailand” (with John Knodel and Wiraporn Pothisiri)

Recent Presentations or Conference Papers

  • 2015 Population Association of America. “The effect of domestic labor division, attitudes, and their interaction on marital satisfaction: A longitudinal study in Korea,” San Diego USA, April 30 – May 2, 2015
  • University of Oxford, Oxford Population Centre, “Fertility intentions and behavior in a lowest-low fertility country: Findings from Korea,” Husband’s housework, childcare participation and fertility choices in East Asia, Oxford England, August 22-23, 2014
  • 2014 Population Association of America. “Gender-attitudes in an ultra-low fertility country” Boston USA, May 1-3, 2014
  • 2013 International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. “Fertility intentions and behavior in a lowest-low fertility country: Findings from Korea,” Busan Korea, August 26-31, 2013
  • 2013 Population Association of America. “The impact of men’s work hours on fertility: A natural experiment in Korea,” New Orleans USA, April 11-13, 2013
  • 2012 Population Association of America. “Fertility intentions and behavior in a lowest-low fertility country: Findings from Korea,” San Francisco USA, May 3-5, 2012
  • 2011 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. “Public support improves elders’ life satisfaction despite crowding-out of family support: Evidence from a new government pension in Korea,” Washington DC USA, November 3-5, 2011 
  • 2011 Population Association of America. “The short-term effect of income on life satisfaction among the elderly: Evidence from Korea’s new income support program,” Washington DC USA, March 31-April 2, 2011
  • United Nations Population Fund and United Nations Department for Social Policy and Development, “Using longitudinal surveys to study the well-being of the elderly,” Expert Meeting on Collecting Data to Monitor Progress Towards Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, New York USA, December 9-10, 2010
  • 2010 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. “Crowd in or crowd out?: A case study of Korea’s new income support program,” Boston USA, November 4-6, 2010
  • 2010 Population Association of America. “Response of family elder support to changes in the income of the elderly in Korea,” Dallas USA, April 15-17, 2010
  • United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Programme on Ageing, and Northwestern University, “Child-to-parent financial transfers and their contribution to reducing elder poverty in Korea,” Seminar on Family Support Networks and Population Ageing, Doha Qatar, June 3-4, 2009
  • 2009 Population Association of America. “Family contributions to elder support in Korea: Incentive, repayment, need and tradition,” Detroit USA, April 30-May 2, 2009

Courses

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