Sangsoo Lee

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning in Fall 2023, I will join NYU Shanghai as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. I study family, gender, and inequality with quantitative methods. Much of my work adopts a cross-national comparative perspective, with a regional focus on Korea and other East Asian countries.


I am currently pursuing three lines of work. The first project focuses on gender dynamics in marriage and family, with a particular emphasis 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 repartnering. The third research line examines how children's life chances and experiences 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.