Kun Lee

Kun Lee is a DPhil candidate in Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a member of Wolfson College at the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis investigates new inequalities shaped by pension reforms and policies to extend working lives. He is a quantitative social scientist, interested in various policy issues related to public pensions, labor market systems, low fertility, poverty, and wealth inequality.
Originally from South Korea, Kun holds a dual BA degree in Social Welfare and Economics with high honours from Seoul National University and the MSc in Comparative Social Policy (Distinction) from the DSPI at the University of Oxford. Kun’s doctoral research has been made possible by the generous support of the Centenary Scholarship from the DSPI, Doctoral Fellowship from the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, and the Horowitz Foundation's doctoral dissertation grant.

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Lee, K. (2022). Old-age poverty in a pension latecomer: The impact of basic pension expansions in South Korea. Social Policy & Administration, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12829

Lee, K. and Zaidi, A. (2020), "How policy configurations matter: a critical look into pro-natal policy in South Korea based on a gender and family framework", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 40 No. 7/8, pp. 589-606. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-12-2019-0260