Executive Summary As the Baby Boom generation matures and current unmet child care needs remain constant, the United States faces a burgeoning crisis in the demand for care workers. The market has slowly but surely begun to adapt, seeing an overall growth of 19 percent in the number of care workers between 2005 and 2015,…
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.
Time Demands of Single Mother College Students and the Role of Child Care in their Postsecondary Success
Time Demands of Single Mother College Students and the Role of Child Care in their Postsecondary Success Single mothers enrolled in postsecondary education face substantial time demands that make persistence and graduation difficult. Just 28 percent of single mothers graduate with a degree or certificate within 6 years of enrollment and another 55 percent…