Korean Millennials



Kao, Grace, Kara Joyner, and Kelly Stamper Balistreri. 2019. The Company We Keep: Interracial Friendships and Romantic Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Journal Articles:


Lee, Sangsoo and Hyunjoon Park. 2021. “Trends and educational variation in the association between spouses’ marital histories in South Korea, 1993–2017.” Demographic Research 45(27):857–70.


Choi, Meera, Hannah Tessler, and Grace Kao. 2020. “Arts and crafts as an educational strategy and coping mechanism for Republic of Korea and United States parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.” International Review of Education (online first).

Cha, Yun and Hyunjoon Park. 2020. “Converging Educational Differences in Parents’ Time Use in Developmental Child Care.” Journal of Marriage and Family (online first).

Tessler, Hannah, Meera Choi, and Grace Kao. 2020. “The Anxiety of Being Asian American: Hate Crimes and Negative Biases During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” American Journal of Criminal Justice (online first).

Jung, Gowoon, and Hyunjoon Park. 2020. “Bridging Sociology of Religion to Transition to Adulthood: The Emerging Role of Religion in Young Adults’ Lives.” Social Compass (online first).

Jung, Gowoon. 2020. “Mothers and Nation in the Global Era: The Role of Evangelical Protestant Mothers in the Discursive Construction of Multicultural Korea.” International Sociology 35 (3): 353-374.

Choi, Jaesung, and Hannah Bae. 2020. “Changes in Early Labor Market Outcomes among Young College Graduates in South Korea.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 688 (1): 115-136.

Park, Hyunjoon, and Youngshin Lim. 2020. “Student Participation in Private Supplementary Education: A Comparative Analysis of Japan, Korea, Shanghai, and the USA.” Chinese Journal of Sociology 6 (2): 239-256.

Raymo, James M., and Hyunjoon Park. 2020. “Marriage Decline in Korea: Changing Composition of the Domestic Marriage Market and Growth in International Marriage.” Demography 57: 171-194.


Cepa, Kennan, and Grace Kao. 2019. “Cultural Preferences or Financial Constraints? Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Family Attitudes and Parental Coresidence in Young Adulthood.” Journal of Family Issues 40 (12): 1705–28.

Chung, Inkwan, and Hyunjoon Park. 2019. “Educational Expansion and Trends in Intergenerational Social Mobility among Korean Men.” Social Science Research 83 (September): 102307.

Hannum, Emily, Hiroshi Ishida, Hyunjoon Park, and Tony Tam. 2019. “Education in East Asian Societies: Postwar Expansion and the Evolution of Inequality.” Annual Review of Sociology 45 (1): 625–47.

Ho, Phoebe, and Hyunjoon Park. 2019. “Young Adults’ Patterns of Leaving the Parental Home: A Focus on Differences Among Asian Americans.” Journal of Marriage and Family 81 (3): 696–712.

Ho, Phoebe, Hyunjoon Park, and Grace Kao. 2019. “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Student Participation in Private Supplementary Education Activities.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 59 (February): 46–59.

Kim, Joongbaeck. 2019. “The Influence of Premarital Coresidence with Parents and Family Income on the Transition to First Marriage in South Korea.” Asian Population Studies 6 (1): 5–16.


Kim, Joongbaeck and Soo-Yeon Yoon. 2018. “Association between Socioeconomic Attainments and Suicidal Ideation by Age Groups in Korea.” International Journal of Social Psychiatry 64(7): 628-636.


Balistreri, Kelly Stamper, Kara Joyner, and Grace Kao. 2017. “Trading Youth for Citizenship? The Spousal Age Gap in Cross-Border Marriages.” Population and Development Review 43 (3): 443–66.

Choi, Jaesung, and Jisoo Hwang. 2017. “The Effect of School Choice on Student’s Academic Performance.” Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics 58 (1): 1–19.

Working Papers:

Jo, Hyejeong. 2017. “Gendered Narratives of Transition to Adulthood among Korean Work-bound Youth.” Korean Millennials Working Paper Series, 2017-1.

Research Briefs:

Religion and Mothers in the Discursive Construction of Multicultural Korea. By Gowoon Jung (Research Brief No. 10) June 11, 2020

Changes in Early Labor Market Outcomes Among Young College Graduates in South Korea. By Jaesung Choi and Hannah Bae (Research Brief No. 9) May 13, 2020

Socioeconomic Attainments and Suicidal Ideation in South Korea: How Are Young Adults Different from Middle-Aged Adults? By Joongbaeck Kim and Soo-Yeon Yoon (Research Brief No. 8) November 7, 2019

Who Are Asian American Millennials? Asian Americans Leaving the Parental Home By Phoebe Ho and Hyunjoon Park (Research Brief No. 7) October 16, 2019

Who Are Asian American Millennials? Young Adults’ Living Arrangements Across Race & Ethnicity in the United States By Kennan Cepa (Research Brief No. 6) April 14, 2017

Who Are the Korean Millennials?: The Retreat from Marriage By Hyunjoon Park and Jaesung Choi (Research Brief No. 5) January 24, 2017

What Does It Mean to Become An Adult?: When Everyone Else Goes to College: The Work-Bound Youth in Korea By Hyejeong Jo (Research Brief No. 4.) (originally published January 12, 2017) October 20, 2017

Who Are Korean Millennials?: Living Arrangement (Living Alone) By Hyunjoon Park and Jaesung Choi (Research Brief No. 3) December 19, 2016

Who Are Korean Millennials?: Educational Attainment By Hyunjoon Park (Research Brief No. 2) December 13, 2016

Who Are Korean Millennials?: Demographics By Hyunjoon Park (Research Brief No. 1) December 2, 2016


Delayed Transition to Adulthood in Korea Between 1990 and 2010: A Latent Class Analysis By Soo-Yeon Yoon and Hyunjoon Park, presented at the 2018 PAA Annual Meeting, April 2018

Socioeconomic Status and the Transition to First Marriage in South Korea By Soo-Yeon Yoon, presented at the 2018 PAA Annual Meeting, April 2018

Leaving the Parental Home among Young Adults in Korea: Gender and Socioeconomic Differentials By Daesung Choi and Hyunjoon Park, presented at the 2018 PAA Annual Meeting, April 2018