Sangsoo Lee

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania. My research interests include inequality, family, gender, health, and children & youth. Much of my work adopts a cross-national comparative perspective, with a regional focus on Korea and other East Asian countries.


My current research agenda encompasses three lines of work. The first project focuses on gender dynamics in marriage and family, with a focus on the implications of couples' relative socioeconomic status on their health and marital stability. The second line of research investigates issues related to marital formation, dissolution, and re-partnership. The third research line examines how children's life chances and lives are gendered and stratified across families and societies. My work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Demographic Research, and Population Research and Policy Review.