ChangHwan Kim April 15 2015 Seminar Pic

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the Research Center for Korean Community hosted a seminar at Korean American Youth Foundation in Flushing. The featured speaker at this event was ChangHwan Kim, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Kansas. The title of his talk was "The Educational Mating Patterns of 1.5- and 2nd-Generation Korean Americans and Their Family Standard-of-Living." He examined the effects of marrying a less-educated spouse (educational marrying-down) or marrying a more-educated spouse (educational marrying-up) on the family incomes of 1.5- and 2nd-Generation Korean Americans aged 25-34.

Approximately twenty-five members of the Queens/Long Island Korean and Korean-American community attended the seminar, which was very well-received. An interesting question-and-answer session about further implications of Professor Kim's findings followed his talk.

Click the link below for the full abstract of his presentation:

ChangHwan Kim Mating Patterns Abstract

Professor Kim also gave a presentation earlier that day titled "Are Asian American Women Advantaged: A Multidimensional Assessment" at Queens College. It was held from 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 351 of Powdermaker Hall, and it was well-attended by Queens College students and faculty. 

Professor Kim has published over thirty scholarly articles in journals (national and international), including American Sociological Review, Sociological Forum, and Social Forces. He also contributed a chapter for a book that we published in 2014, and participated in our 2013 academic conference. He specializes in the areas of stratification, race/ethnicity, Asian-American studies, Korea studies, quantitative methodology, and work and organizations.

Click the link below for more information about Professor Kim:

ChangHwan Kim KU Home Page





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