College of Social SciencesUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
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Department of Sociology

 

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Yean Ju Lee

Yean Ju Lee

Associate Professor

History

Education:
BA 1978, MA 1980, Seoul National University, MA 1988, PhD 1990, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Background:
Adjunct Fellow, Population and Health Program, East-West Center, 1996-2011;

Research Fellow, Population and Health Program, East-West Center, 1993-1996;

Post-doctoral Fellow, Population Research Center, University of Chicago 1991-1993;>

 

Interests

Research:
Educational Expansion, Women's Employment, and Trends in Marriage and Divorce in Korea; International Migration for Marriage and Work in Asia; Gender Stratification and Family Changes in East Asia; Population Aging and Intergenerational Relations in East Asia; Quantitative Methods

Personal:
Hiking; Church-Related Community Activities

 

Instruction

Teaching:
SOC 353 Survey of Sociology of Aging
SOC 451 Analysis in Marriage and Family
SOC 476/L Social Statistics and LAB
SOC 605/L Statistics for Regression Analysis and LAB
SOC 606 Research Methods and Design
SOC 650/PPST650 Introduction to Human Population
SOC 705 Advanced Statistics
SOC 719 Comparative Family and Gender

 

Publications

Comparative Socioeconomic Characteristics of Single-Mother and Single-Father Households of Young Children (2011) : Korean Journal of Population Studies 34(2): 17-43 (in Korean) Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Seung-Kwon Kim

Overview of Trends and Policies on International Migration to East Asia: Comparing Japan, Taiwan and South Korea (2011) : Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 20: 117-131 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals

Recent Developments and Implications of Policies on Ethnic Return Migration in Korea (2011) : Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 20: 215-231 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Dong-Hoon Seol

Roles of Women’s Employment in Divorce Processes: An Exploratory Study with the KLoWF (Korean Longitudinal Survey of Women and Families) Data (2009) : Gender Studies and Policy Review 2: 18-33 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals

Socioeconomic Determinants of Divorce/Separation in South Korea: A Focus on Wife’s Current and Desired Employment Characteristics (2008) : Development and Society 37(2): 117-139 Type: journal article Co-Authors: Larry Bumpass

Cohabitation and the Korean Family: Cohabiter Characteristics Shown in National Surveys (in Korean) (2008) : Korean Population Studies 31(2): 77-100. (in Korean with English Abstract Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals

Demographics of the Marriage Market and Increasing International Marriages in Korea: Significance of Nationality and Ethnicity (2006) : Journal of Population Research 23(2): 165-182 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Dong-Hoon Seol and Sungnam Cho

'Geese Fathers’ and a Globalized Family Strategy for Education in Korea (2006) : International Development and Planning Review 28(4): 533-553 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Hagen Koo

Risk Factors in the Rapidly Rising Incidence of Divorce in Korea (2006) : Asian Population Studies 2(2): 113-131 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals

Gender, Lifetime Socioeconomic Environments, and Health among the Elderly: The Cases of Taiwan and Japan (2005) : Population and Society 1: 63-76 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Yasuhiko Saito & Yi-Li Chuang

Children’s Education, Intergenerational Support, and Elderly Parents’ Health in Taiwan (2003) : Development and Society 32: 1-26 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Yi-Li Chuang

Women’s Job Separation at Marriage in Different Labor Markets: The Cases of Taiwan, Japan, and Korea (2001) : In Women and Work in East Asia, ed. Mary C. Brinton, Berkeley: University of California Press Type: Chapters in books Co-Authors: Suichi Hirata

Married Women’s Employment in Rapidly Industrializing Societies: Examples from East Asia (1995) : American Journal of Sociology 100(5): 1099-1130 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Mary C. Brinton and William L. Parish

Sons, Daughters, and Intergenerational Support in Taiwan (1994) : American Journal of Sociology 99(4): 1010-1041 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: L. Parish and Robert J. Willis

Changes in the Family Status of Elderly Women in Korea (1992) : Demography 29 (1): 69-92 Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals Co-Authors: Alberto Palloni

 

Research Projects

Unbending Gender, Marital Breakup: How Gendered-Role Expectations Break Down Marriages in Korea (2012 - 2015 ) : This is a tentative title of the book manuscript developed from a research project, Rising Divorce and Family Changes in Korea, partly supported by the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul and the Center for Korean Studies of UH. The manuscript is nearly completed and currently I am in contact with potential publishers.

Tentative Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Why Marriages Break Down: The GRE Model
Chapter 2. Social Context in Korea: Socioeconomic and Legal Changes
Chapter 3. Analyzing the Causes of Marital Breakdown
Chapter 4. “Economic Problem” as the Husband’s Issue
Chapter 5. “Personality Difference”: Gendered-Role Expectations
Chapter 6. “Family Disharmony”: Intergenerational Relations
Chapter 7. Culpable Spouses in Judicial Divorces
Chapter 8. Golden-Dusk Divorce
Chapter 9. Divorce and Korean Families
Chapter 10. Epilogue

 

From Origin to Destination: Policy Alternatives for Managing Two-Way Migration Pathways in Asia (2008 - 2009 ) : This is an application to Korea Foundation, in the category of Policy-Oriented Research, Demographic Changes in East Asia and the Future of the Korean Peninsula. This project will conduct demographic analyses of trends of international migration in Asia; obtain subjective accounts from migrants; and examine the development of ethnic enclaves.

 

eSyllabi

SOC 605/L (Spring 2017) : Statistics for Regression Analysis - Download

SOC 719 (Spring 2017) : Comparative Family and Gender - Download

SOC 451 (Fall 2016) : Analysis in Marriage and Family - Download

SOC 476/L (Fall 2016) : Social Statistics - Download

SOC 353 (Spring 2016) : Survey in Sociology of Aging - Download

SOC 605/L (Spring 2015) : Statistics for Regression Analysis - Download

SOC 705 (Spring 2015) : Advanced Statistics - Download

SOC 650 (Spring 2012) : introduction to human population - Download
  Cross Listed: PPST 650
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SOC 412 (Fall 2008) : Analysis in population and society - Download