Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Ji Young Kang

Social Work
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Ji Young is a PhD student in the school of Social Work. Her broad research interests include poverty, inequality, health disparities, and social policy. Specifically, she wants to explore how poverty and inequality intersect with health disparities, and how social policies affect this interrelated poverty and health outcome. She is currently working with Jennifer Romich on a project of understanding the relationship between economic disconnection and child welfare outcomes. Previously, Ji Young worked as a staff member for the National Assembly in Korea addressing social issues by analyzing outcomes of the safety net. She earned a Master in Social Work at Yonsei University in Korea.