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So-Jung Lim

So-Jung Lim

Sociology

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 224H
Phone: 435-797-8458
Email: sojung.lim@usu.edu

Biography

Dr. Lim is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University. She joined the department in 2013 after receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Lim's research focuses on the causes, processes, and consequences of social inequality with various substantive and regional foci, with a particular interest in the interaction of labor market dynamics and family inequality. Currently she is engaged in research projects 1) examining the extent to which job quality and the unequal distribution of "bad jobs" (e.g., low wage jobs without fringe benefits) across different sub-groups are associated with several key family outcomes in the U.S. such as marriage, divorce,  and children's outcomes; 2) conducting cross-national research on family transitions and economic well-being in Europe, the U.S. and Asia; 3) studying how gender, work, and family changes are intertwined in East Asian societies where gender inequality is still prevalent both inside and outside the family; 4) the predictors, linkages, and consequences of early family building behaviors and subsequent well-being with a particular focus on regional variations in the U.S.; and 5) estimating children's mortality in Central Asia in the face of limited data availability and imperfect data quality.