M.S., Univ. of Illinois,Urbana-Champ (2004)
B.A., Dongguk Univ., Seoul (2002)
Jooyeoun Suh’s work has primarily focused on improving both the measurement and valuation of time devoted to family care, exploring in particular the roles of economic and socio-demographic factors. The economic recognition of unpaid family care work requires the measurement and valuation of time inputs that go unacknowledged and uncounted both in the macroeconomic conventional national accounting system and in microeconomic intra-household resource allocations.
In the classroom, she enjoys sharing thoughts, comments, and questions with her students. Interactions between students and her – instigated by her efforts to bring economic principles into their lives and facilitated by the open, trusting relationships she tries to establish with them – have also inspired and motivated her research. Time use in general and caregiving in particular are topics that have immediate relevance for most everyone.