Faculty note: award for Huh paper

Economist Yunsun Huh, assistant professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, has received a research award from the Korean Women Economists Association for her paper proposal “Gender, Labor and East Asian Migrants: Focus on the Labor Market Success of Women from Korea, Japan, and China.” She also presented the paper at the Economic Joint Conference in Korea on Feb. 21. Her research examines variation in the U.S. labor market performance of East Asian migrants, from Korea, Japan and China, from a gendered perspective. She proposes there are varied factors behind the decision to migrate and explores the differences in labor economics in those Pacific Rim countries. The paper also makes a detailed comparison of the patterns and magnitude of the gap between gender empowerment and economic development across three East Asian countries, and its impact on the labor market success of immigrants.