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Jiyeon Kim (she/her)

Research Associate

As a Research Associate, Jiyeon uses a range of primary and secondary data sources to investigate direct care occupations and workforce outcomes. Specifically, she conducts analysis and research for the Direct Care Worker Equity Institute, Workforce Data Center, and State Index.

Jiyeon brings her expertise in statistical analysis and direct care research to PHI. In her recent projects, she has examined (1) the impact of the growing entry of male direct care workers on the wages of the industry over time and by geographic region; (2) gender and racial/ethnic differences in the occupational and wage mobility of direct care workers; and (3) the role that holding secondary jobs has in shaping direct care workers’ exit out of poverty. She answers these questions using statistical techniques such as multilevel models, conditional logit models, and discrete time hazard models.

Jiyeon received her PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an economic sociologist, her broader research interests lie in the low-wage workforce, gender and work, and labor market inequality.

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