Faculty and Staff
Jaeseung Kim, Ph.D.
|College of Social Work|
Assistant Professor Jaeseung Kim joined the faculty of the College of Social Work in 2018. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration in June 2018.
Kim’s research centers on the management of work and caregiving challenges for low-income families and how work-family policies, both private and public, can help mitigate such challenges and contribute to the well-being of low-income working parents and their children. He also studies the implications of material hardship on family health and well-being. Across his scholarship, he aims to improve the well-being of low-income families and their children by advancing knowledge to inform program and policy interventions.
During his doctoral studies, Kim was a research assistant on several funded research studies. With the Child Care Research Partnership study, he participated in qualitative interviews for child care subsidy recipients in Illinois and was the main data analyst to understand patterns and determinants of child care subsidy use and child care stability over time. He also examined the associations of flexible schedules and work from home with workers’ well-being in the context of gender, parental status and occupational structure on a general social survey project, which included preparing and submitting, Workplace flexibility and worker well-being by gender and parenting young children, as lead author.
Kim has recently co-authored journal articles on topics including, workplace flexibility and parenting; short spells on child-care subsides; precarious work schedules as a source of economic insecurity; and material hardship and self-rated health among low-income families in South Korea. His articles have appeared in scholarly publications including, Social Service Review, Social Indicators Research, the Journal of Family Issues and Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development.
Kim received a master’s degree in social welfare from Seoul National University in South Korea. He also earned a dual degree with a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration from the Columbia University School of Social Work and School of International and Public Affairs, with a concentration in Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming; Economic and Policy Development.