Yiyoon Chung

P h . D . , M . S .W.
Associate Professor
Department of public administration
Konkuk University
120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu,
Sanghuh 703,
Seoul, South Korea
(82) 10-2960-1423
chungy@konkuk.ac.kr
······· Research Interests : welfare of children and families, social policy (especially the intersection of multiple social policies including welfare, child support, child welfare, and criminal justice policy), policy analysis, program evaluation, and poverty and inequality
······· TEACHING INTERESTS : public policy, research methods, advanced statistical methods, program evaluation, and social theories

EDUCATION

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Welfare, Ph.D., 2011
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Work, M.S.W., 2008
  • Seoul National University, Social Welfare, M.A., 2004
  • Yonsei University, Psychology & English Literature, M.B., 2001

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Fall 2019 – Present

Visiting Faculty, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

Fall 2016 – Present

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Management, Konkuk University,

2014-2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Management, Konkuk University,

2012-2014

Assistant Professor, Social Work Department, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

2011-2012

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), UW-Madison

RESEARCH

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Son, Seohee, Yiyoon Chung (Corresponding Author), & Sodam Kim. 2019. “Building Social Support among Single Mothers: A Case Study of A One-to-One Peer Support Program in Korea,” Korean Journal of Family Welfare, 24(4): 437-466. KCI Review

Chung, Yiyoon & Yeongmin Kim. 2019. “Do Cultural and Policy Contexts Matter to Child Support Policy?: A Case Study of Child Support Receipt in Korea and the United States,” Children and Youth Services Review, 96(1): 237-249, SSCI Review

Chung, Yiyoon & Gawoon Ban, Hyunsoo Lee. 2019. “Experimenting with Basic Income for Young Adults in Korea: Policy Design, Implementation, and Evaluation.” Journal of Government Studies. 25(1): 43-88. (Printed in Korean), KCI Review

Rowe, Jeannine, Yeongmin Kim, Yiyoon Chung, Sarah Hessenauer.  2019. “Development and Validation of a Field Evaluation Instrument to Assess Student Competency.” Journal of Social Work Education. 1-13. SSCI Review

Cancian, Maria, Yiyoon Chung (Corresponding Author), and Daniel R. Meyer. 2016. “The Relationship between Male Imprisonment and Multiple-Partner Fertility.” Demography, 53(6). SSCI Review

Chung, Yiyoon. 2016. “Divorced Single Mothers and Their Child Support Receipt in Korea.” Family and Culture, 28. (Printed in Korean) KCI Review

Chung, Yiyoon. 2015. “Do Food Stamps Act as a Safety Net for Mothers Facing Economic Shock? An Analysis of Black and White Mothers’ Responses to Paternal Imprisonment.” Children and Youth Services Review. 57. SSCI Review

Rowe, Jeannine & Kayla Dunning, Yiyoon Chung. 2015. “Enhancing practice skills: The value of care management training.” Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 18(1). Review

Chung, Yiyoon, Julia Isaacs, and Timothy Smeeding. 2013. “Advancing Poverty Measurement and Policy: Evidence from Wisconsin during the Great Recession.” Social Service Review. 87 (3). SSCI Review

Cancian, Maria, Carolyn Heinrich, and Yiyoon Chung (Corresponding Author). 2013. “Discouraging Disadvantaged Fathers’ Employment: An Unintended Consequence of Policies Designed to Support Families.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 32 (4). SSCI Review

Chung, Yiyoon. 2012. “The Effects of Paternal Imprisonment on Children’s Economic Well-Being.” Social Service Review. 86 (3). SSCI Review

Chung, Yiyoon. 2011. “Children’s Exposure to Paternal Imprisonment: Incidence, Evolution and Correlates among Young Nonmarital Children.” Children and Youth Services Review. 33 (5). SSCI Review

Chung, Yiyoon. 2011. “Child Support as Labor Regulation.” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. 38 (3). SCOPUS Review

Kim, Sangkyun, and Chung, Yiyoon. 2004. “Rationalizing the Classification System of Patriots and Veterans.” Study on Social Welfare. 25. (Printed in Korean). KCI

Submitted or Working Papers
  • “Is Multiple-partner Fertility Increasing?” with Maria Cancian, Dan Meyer, & Steven Cook
  • “Motivated Reasoning and Immigration Attitudes among Koreans” with Eunbin Chung
  • “Did the child support reform in 2009 in Korea work?” (2020) with Yeongmin Kim
  • “The Child Welfare System in Korea” (2019) with T.J. La
  • “Children Who Liven in Single-Parent Families in Korea: First Evidence of The Demographic Trends and Poverty Statuses”
  • “Living as a Single Parent in Korea: Hiding, Revealing, and Empowerment”
  • “What We Don’t Measure Can’t Help Develop Just Policy: Single-Mother Families and Their Child Support Receipt in Korea”
  • “Child support policy in South Korea”
Selected Government / Policy Reports
  • Chung, Yiyoon (Principal Investigator, PI), with Yeongmin Kim. 2016. “A Study on Child Support Agency Programs to Support Non-custodial Parents in Other Countries and Their Implications for Korean Policy.” Report to the Korean Agency of Child Support, Seoul, Korea. May-October.
  • Chung, Yiyoon. 2016. “Economic Vulnerability among Single Mother Families and Social Inclusiveness: Facts and Policy Issues,” Presidential Committee for National Cohesion, Policy Issue Report, 8, 98-143.
  • Na, Taejoon (PI), Namkook Lee, Yiyoon Chung. 2015. “Empowering Government-funded Groups that Serve People with Disabilities” Report to the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare. December.
  • Chung, Yiyoon, Julia B. Issacs, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Katherine A. Thornton. 2011. “Wisconsin Poverty Report: Policy Context, Methodology, and Results for 2010.” Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison. May. Media Coverage: UW-Madison News (April 25th 2012); Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (April 25th 2012); News Talk (April 25th 2012)
  • Chung, Yiyoon, Julia B. Issacs, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Katherine A. Thornton. 2011. “Wisconsin Poverty Report: How the Safety Net Protected Families from Poverty in 2010.” Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison. April.
  • Cancian, Maria, Jennifer L. Noyes, and Yiyoon Chung. 2010. “The Income and Program Participation of Wisconsin TANF Applicants.” Report to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Madison, WI. October.
  • Cancian, Maria, Jennifer L. Noyes, Yiyoon Chung, and Katherine Thornton. 2009. “Holding Child Support Orders of Incarcerated Payers in Abeyance: Interim Evaluation Report.” Report to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Madison, WI. December.
  • Cancian, Maria, Jennifer L. Noyes, Yiyoon Chung, and Katherine Thornton. 2009. “Holding Child Support Orders of Incarcerated Payers in Abeyance: Evaluation Progress Report.” Report to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Madison, WI. September.
  • Cancian, Maria, Carolyn Heinrich, and Yiyoon Chung. 2009. “Does Debt Discourage Payment of Child Support? Evidence from a Natural Experiment.” Discussion Paper 1366-09, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
  • Cancian, Maria, Jennifer L. Noyes, Yiyoon Chung, and Katherine Thornton. 2007. “Holding Child Support Orders of Incarcerated Payers in Abeyance: Implementation of a Policy Change in Milwaukee County and Plans for Evaluation.” Report to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Madison, WI.

AWARDS & GRANTS

2016 – 2017

  • National Research Foundation of Korea ($10,000) “Child Support Receipt by Single Mother Families: What Helps, What Hurts”

2016 – 2017

  • Konkuk University Research Grant ($20,000) “Child Support Receipt by Single Mother Families: A Comparative Analysis of Korea and the United States”

2013 Fall

  • UW-Whitewater Grant Writing Fellowship (One Course Release) PI on project: “The Relationship between Male Imprisonment and Multiple-Partner Fertility” in collaboration with Maria Cancian and Dan Meyer

2013 Summer

  • UW-Whitewater Grant Writing Fellowship ($7,000) (with PI Jeannine Rowe) on project: “Assessing Person-Centered Care with Rural Area Older Adults”

2012

  • Honorable Mention (Second Place) Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Society for Social Work and Research

2011

  • Annual Irving Piliavin Award from the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison ($1,000). The award honors a doctoral student who is committed to studying “real life problems” through the use of advanced statistical techniques and research methodology.

2010 – 2011

  • Competitive Graduate Research Fellow Dissertation Grant from the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, $21,000 plus tuition and benefits

2010

  • Child Welfare Data Access Award, the Institute for Research on Poverty, UW-Madison

2009 – 2010

  • Dissertation Data Extract Support, the Institute for Research on Poverty, UW-Madison

2004

  • Second Award ($500) for “Gender-Based Differences in Poverty Exit: Female-Headed Household vs. Male-Headed Household” in the National Graduate Students Paper Competition Using Data from the Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS), sponsored by Korea Labor Institute, Seoul, Korea

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall 2017 – Present

  • Associate Professor of Public Administration, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
  • Research Methods (taught in English)
  • Social Problems and Public Administration (taught in English)
  • Comparative Administration and Policy Study
  • Internship in Public Administration
  • Public Administration Seminar (graduate course)

Fall 2014 – Spring 2017

  • Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Research Methods (taught in English)
  • Policy Case Study (taught in English)
  • Social Problems and Public Administration
  • Comparative Administration and Policy Study
  • Internship in Public Administration
  • Public Service (graduate course)
  • Research Methods for Social Science (graduate course)
  • Research Methods for Social Welfare (graduate course)

2012 – 2014

  • Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Social Work Research Methods (Social Work 402 / Social Work 602)
  • Social Work Field Experience – Supervision (Social Work 493)
  • Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (Social Work 102)

Summer – Fall 2009

  • Teaching Fellow, “Public Assistance Policy & Management” (Public Affairs 882)
    La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Collaborated with Professor Maria Cancian in designing a new class and developing the syllabus.
  • Helped lead weekly class meetings, taking the lead role in structuring the class discussion for one week.