Sangsoo Lee

Sangsoo Lee

2016 Cohort

McNeil 312


I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania. My research interests include inequality, family, gender, children & youth, and health. Much of my work is adopting a cross-national comparative perspective. Broadly, my current research agenda encompasses three lines of work. First, my dissertation project considers gender dynamics in marriage and family, with a focus on couples' relative socioeconomic status. The second line of research examines how children's life chances and lifestyles are gendered and stratified across families and societies. Lastly, I also have a keen interest in marital formation, dissolution, and re-partnership in South Korea. My work has appeared in Social Science & Medicine and Demographic Research.


M.A. Demography, University of Pennsylvania

M.A. Sociology, Korea University

B.A. Sociology and Media, Korea University 

Research Interests

 Inequality, Family, Gender, Children & Youth, Health, Cross-National Study, and South Korea

Selected Publications

Lee, Sangsoo, and Youngshin Lim. 2022. "The gendered playing field: Family socioeconomic status and national gender inequality in adolescents' out-of-school physical activity." Social Science & Medicine 305: 115062. (equal contribution) 

Lee, Sangsoo, and Hyunjoon Park. 2021. "Trends and educational variation in the association between spouses' marital histories in South Korea, 1993-2017." Demographic Research 45: 857-870