Economic security is a critical part of the overall health and well-being of women, men, and children. To experience economic security, working adults must have enough income to meet their basic monthly expenses—such as housing, food, transportation, and child care expenses—and save for emergencies and retirement. The Basic Economic Security Tables (BEST) Index provides a…
Jooyeoun Suh is a postdoctoral fellow at IWPR. Her research interests focus on measurement and valuation issues regarding unpaid family care, including child care and elder care, and building satellite accounts that add the value of housework to national accounting systems. She has published academic papers and articles including “Valuing Unpaid Care Work in the US: A Prototype Satellite Account Using the American Time Use Survey” in the Review of Income and Wealth. She has also presented in the U.S. and internationally on various aspects of her research interests, including at a meeting convened by the Royal Society of Statistics (UK) dedicated to examining how housework can be incorporated into nations’ Gross Domestic Product.
Prior to joining IWPR in October 2017, she worked at the Center for Time Use Research (CTUR) at the University of Oxford for three years. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and M.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.