Professor Kim is specialized in the areas of stratification, work and organizations, race and ethnicity, Asian American studies, Korea studies, and quantitative methodology. The common concern of his research is to contribute to the generation of the critical knowledge and information that will ultimately help policy makers to understand and eventually ameliorate the undesirable sources of increasing socioeconomic polarization in our society. Methodologically, he is interested in panel models and diverse statistical decompositions. His work appears, among others, in American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Work and Occupations, Sociological Methods & Research and Korean Journal of Sociology.

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Grants and Awards

  • 2016. Research Paper Award. American Sociological Association's Asia and Asian America Section.
  • 2016-2018. Korean Studies Promotion Service. Co-PI (PI, Sungkyun Lee, Co-PI: ChangHwan Kim, Hyunjoon Park, Soo-yong Byun, and KwangYeong Shin) "Education and Social Mobility in Korea." ($136,000, 150 million Korean won)
  • 2015-2016. General Faculty Research Fund, University of Kansas. "Labor Market Inequality in South Korea." ($15,346)
  • 2015. Korea Foundation. Conference Grant for the 4th Annual Conference of Association of Korean Sociologists in America ($5,000).
  • 2014-2015. Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Christopher R. Tamborini at SSA, Co-PI: Arthur Sakamoto at Texas A&M). The Spencer Foundation (#201400077: $50,000). "Higher Education, Long-term Earnings, and Opportunity Cost."
  • 2013-2015. Principal Investigator (Co-I: Arthur Sakamoto at Texas A&M, Significant Contributor: Christopher R. Tamborini at SSA). The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the NIH (1R03HD073464-01A1: $163,602). "Demographic and Educational Effects on Long-Term Earnings."
  • 2012. Article Award. Academic Conference Using Korea Census Microdata. Statistics Korea.
  • 2012. The Early Career Scholarship Award. The Midwest Sociological Society.
  • 2011. Outstanding Article Award. American Sociological Association's Poverty, Inequality and Mobility Section.
  • 2010-2011. New Faculty General Research Grant. University of Kansas ($8,000)
  • 2010-2012. co-Principal Investigator (PI: Arthur Sakamoto at University of Texas). National Science Foundation Award SES 0961565 ($126,670). "Increased Earning Dispersions and Labor Market Productivity."
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