Jin Kim
Jin
Kim
Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor; Curriculum Specialist: Social Welfare Policy
Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4875
Expertise
Social Welfare Policy, Research Methods, Elder Law
Courses Taught
SWK 207 – Social Welfare Policy I
SWK 310 – Research Practicum I
SWK 311 – Research Practicum II
SWK 357 – Social Welfare Policy II
SWK 432 - Family Centered Policy
SWK 491 - Advanced Research l
SWK 492 - Advanced Research ll
ZHON - 361 Honors Seminar in Research and Creative Processes
Research Interests
Poverty, Inequality, Health, Public Program Participation
Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. - Social Welfare, Applied Economics (Minor)

Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., M.S.W.: Law, Social Work

Cornell University, A.B.: Government, Sociology

Selected Publications

Kim, J. (2017). Are older adults who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) healthier than eligible non-participants? Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 44(3). 95-117.

Kim, J. (2016). Is regional income inequality associated with the individual health of older adults? Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Poverty & Public Policy, 8(4), 416-429.

Kim, J., & Frank-Miller, E. (2015). Poverty, health insurance status, and health service utilization among the elderly. Journal of Poverty, 19(2), 1-21.

Kim, J. (2015). Health status, Medicare Part D enrollment, and prescription drug use among older adults. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 42(1), 163-184.

Kim, J. (2015). Examining racial-ethnic and gender disparities in poverty among the elderly. In Haymes, S. N., de Haymes, M.V., & Miller, R.J. (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States (pp. 436-443). New York, NY: Routledge.

Kim, J. (2013). SSI participation among the elderly: A hazard model approach. Journal of Poverty, 17(2), 217-233.

Selected Exhibitions

Kim, J. & Yu, H. Poverty, early childhood care and education arrangement, and socio-emotional development: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11. 2021 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Virtual Meeting.

Kim, J. & Brake, A. Incarceration and the risks of poverty in old age: Examining the significance of gender. (January 17, 2019). 2019 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. San Francisco, CA.

Kim, J. & Brake, A. Examining the effects of incarceration and marriage on poverty in old age: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. (November 17, 2018). Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA.

Kim, J. Examining sexual orientation disparities in health insurance coverage and health service use in a population-based sample. (November 3, 2017). 2017 Association for Public Policy and Management Fall Research Conference. Chicago, IL. 

Kim, J. Are older adults who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program health than eligible non-participants? Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. (November 21, 2015). 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Orlando, FL.

Kim, J. Are older adults who receive SNAP benefits healthier than non-recipients? Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. (November 14, 2015). 2015 Association for Public Policy and Management Fall Research Conference. Miami, FL.

Background

I am an associate professor and policy curriculum specialist in the Social Work Department. My research generally examines poverty, inequality, and health, and the various public policies that potentially impact these social issues. Methodologically speaking, I use longitudinal methods to examine research questions typically involving the effectiveness of public policies in mitigating the disadvantages or disparities stemming from the aforementioned issues.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4875
Office Hours
By appointment
El Centro
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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