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Jinkook Lee


National University of Singapore

Jinkook Lee is a professor at USC Davis School of Gerontology. Before joining USC, she was a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School and Ohio State University and has held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Board and University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research expertise includes economics of aging, family economics, and consumer finances, with particular interests in health, retirement, and well-being of the elderly. Her recent publications focus on education gradients in health and their potential pathways in various policy environments and cultures. She has developed several large-scale, multidisciplinary longitudinal studies and has been a co–principal investigator of the Longitudinal Aging Study in India since its inception. Lee leads the research network of the Health and Retirement Studies around the world and has developed the Survey Meta Data Repository with her colleagues at RAND. Lee received her Ph.D. in family economics from Ohio State University.

Associated Research Projects

UM18-Q1: Social Security Coverage Around the World
UM14-09: Is Working Longer Good for You? A Simultaneous Equations Approach.
UM13-14: Does Retirement Influence Subjective Well-Being? A Cross-Country Comparison
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