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College of Social Work

Faculty and Staff

Jaeseung Kim, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
College of Social Work
Phone: 803-777-3701
Office: Hamilton 304
Resources: Curriculum Vitae

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Jaeseung Kim

Research Expertise

  • Work and care challenges for low-income families

  • Workplace flexibility and parenting

  • Child care subsidy programs

  • Poverty and Material Hardship

Teaching Expertise

  • Social Welfare Policy and Programs

  •  Human Behavior in the Social Environment

  • Research Methods


Jaeseung Kim began serving as an assistant professor in 2018. 

His research centers on work and caregiving challenges for low-income parents and how work-family policies, both private and public, can help address such challenges and contribute to the health and mental health of low-income parents and their children. Kim’s recent research focused on the impacts of the child-care subsidy program for low-income families, the implications of involuntary part-time employment and workplace flexibility for well-being for workers and their children. Across his scholarship, Kim aims to improve the well-being of low-income families by advancing knowledge to inform program and policy interventions.

Kim received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and his master’s degrees in social work and public administration at Columbia University.

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