Economist Yunsun Huh, an assistant professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, is the author of the lead article in the December 2013 edition of The Journal of Women and Economics. Her paper’s title is “Gender Equality, Economic Development, and Labor Market Success of East Asian Migrants.” It examines the U.S. labor market performance of East Asian migrants (from Korea, Japan and China) from a gendered perspective. Analyzing the motivating factors, Huh compares the status of development and women’s empowerment and subsequent labor market outcomes. The results show human capital factors and home country gender equality play significant roles in shaping outcomes.
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