Jiwan Lee

Jiwan Lee is a policy-track PhD student at the Columbia School of Social Work. Jiwan’s research focuses on low-income families’ economic security, childcare, and employment stability. Her research interests also include analyzing the effects of social policies on family and child well-being, focusing on childcare subsidies, child tax credits, and family paid leaves. Prior to joining Columbia, Jiwan worked as a researcher at the Korean Institute of Health and Social Affairs. She also did her research internship at the Organisation for Economic and Cooperative Development. She holds an MSW from Seoul National University and BA in political science from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea.

Research Interests

Child Policy
Family Leave
Family Policy
Social Policy
Univeral Pre-K Programs


Current Population Survey (CPS)
ECLS-B, ECLS-K (Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies Program) or other Institute of Education Sciences Data
Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)