Sangsoo Lee

I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University Shanghai, where I am also a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research. As a social demographer and sociologist, 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 received my PhD in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania in 2023. 

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, Population Research and Policy Review, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.