Dr Youngcho Lee received her PhD in Sociology at the University of Cambridge in 2022. Her PhD was jointly funded by the Cambridge Trust and Murray Edwards College. Youngcho's thesis is titled "Fathers' Uptake of Parental Leave in South Korea: Determinants and Aftermaths" and her research has been published in Population Research and Policy Review and Community, Work & Family.
Prior to her PhD degree, Youngcho completed her MSc in Gender, Policy, and Inequalities at LSE, where she graduated with distinction and overall best performance. Before that, she obtained her MA at KDI (Korea Development Institute) School of Public Policy and Management and her BA (Hons) at Ewha Womans University.
Prior to returning to the LSE for her ESRC postdoctoral fellowship, Youngcho worked as a research associate at King's College London's Global Institute for Women's Leadership on ways to support women's career progression in UK higher education institutions. During her PhD, Youngcho was a part of the Gender & Technology project, run by Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies in collaboration with Centre for Future Intelligence.
She is also one of the coordinators for FemQuant (@FemQuant), an international network of early-career researchers exploring feminist quantitative methods.
Lee, Youngcho (2022) Is leave for fathers pro-natalist? A mixed-methods study of the impact of fathers’ uptake of parental leave on couples’ childbearing intentions in South Korea. Population Research and Policy Review. DOI: 10.1007/s11113-022-09697-4
Lee, Youngcho (2022) Norms about childcare, working hours, and fathers’ uptake of parental leave in South Korea. Community, Work & Family. DOI:10.1080/13668803.2022.2031889