Jennifer So

Jeong Hyun Jennifer So (소정현) is a doctoral student at the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW). Her research examines the impact of social policies on income and time poverty among women-led, single-parent, and immigrant households. She is also interested in the public-private partnership in social policy administration. As a departmental research assistant, So currently works with Dr. Qin Gao on the experiences of Asian Americans and social policies in East Asia. She previously worked as the Manager of Immigrant Services Support, Events at the New York Immigration Coalition, overseeing a citywide service program for immigrant communities. So received her MSW from CSSW and a BA in psychology from New York University. She is fully bilingual in Korean and English.

Research Interests

Family Leave
Family Policy
Immigrant Children or Children of Immigrants
Immigrant Health
Immigration Policy
Income-Based Interventions
Life Course Perspectives on Migration
Policy (Policies)
Second Generation
Social Policy
Social Stratification
Urban Policy


American Community Survey (ACS)
Administrative Data (State or National)
ATUS (American Time Use Survey)
Current Population Survey (CPS)
NYC Survey Data (e.g. Community Health Survey, Housing and Vacancy Survey)
Poverty Tracker Data