Hyeri Choi on Locust Walk

Hyeri Choi, MSW

  • Student, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2019-2020

Advisor: Dr. Ioana Marinescu

Family and child well-being

Low-income working parents’ economic instability and work-family conflict

Labor market and income support

Macroeconomics and public policy analysis

Hyeri Choi is a PhD student at the School of Social Policy and Practice. Her research focuses on low-income working parents’ economic instability and work-family conflict. In particular, she is interested in how parental labor market experiences and income have an impact on a child’s well-being. She believes that it is imperative to reduce parents’ economic pressure, enhance their employment stability, and provide higher-quality early childcare to improve a child’s well-being.

Hyeri received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from Stony Brook University, New York and University of Seoul, South Korea. Prior to seeking a doctorate, she gained research experience in the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being at Columbia University and Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs(KIHASA). She was born and raised in South Korea and lived in the U.K. for five years. She expects to contribute her cultural background and educational opportunities to social and economic justice through research intervention.

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