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Soomin Kim

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Soomin Kim


*Dissertation: Marital Norms and Intergenerational Relations in Korea
*Fields of Interest: Gender, Social Demography, Sociology of Family, Race and Ethnicity, East Asian Societies
Soomin Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and a 2015 summer research fellow at the Center of East Asian Studies at Stanford. Her research primarily focuses on how the rise in women’s education and labor market position is changing gender dynamics in marriage among young cohorts in Korea. She also has interests in intergenerational relations, influence of the state on family norms, and the formation of non-traditional unions such as cohabitation and inter-ethnic marriage. Soomin uses a variety of methodological approaches, including surveys, interviews and observations.