Welcome! I am Professor Bong Joo Lee, project manager of Population Research Center at Seoul National University, South Korea. Through our successfully established Population Research Center at Seoul National University, we conduct interdisciplinary research projects on population dynamics and share research findings around the world.
We are a part of the 10-10 Project, which is an academic project where the Department of Social Welfare and the Department of Sociology of Seoul National University work on population fluctuations and social policies. The major focuses of the project include archiving data (especially survey data and country-level indicators for populations in Asia), holding international symposiums, and offering academic exchange programs. Ultimately, we hope to develop our team as an Asian hub to disseminate innovative studies to a global audience and to provide such guidelines on social policy as those on dynamic changes in population.
We are very much delighted and proud to share the work so far and our upcoming plans.
2022 International Symposium
<Harnessing the Dynamics of Population Change in East Asia>
2022 International Symposium on <Harnessing the Dynamics of Population Change in East Asia> was held on December 8th, 2022. At the symposium, several renowned professors made a presenation as follows : <Long-term Care in Japan> by professor Rong FU of Waseda University in Japan; <No More Babies without Help for Whom? Education, Division of Labor, and Fertility Intentions in Taiwan> by professor Yen-hsin Alice Cheng from Academia Sinica in Taiwan; <Pronatalist Policies and Their Implications for Gender Equality: The Case of China's Three Child Policy> by professor Susanne Yuk-ping Choi of The Chineses University of Hong Kong. It was broadcast live on YouTube and was successfully held with the active participation of students.
2022 Distinguished Lecture Series1: Book Talk
<Transformative Citizenship in South Korea: Politics of Transformative Contributory Rights>
Chang Kyung-Sup, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Seoul National University
On September 14, 2022, a Book Talk was held on <Transformative Citizenship in South Korea: Politics of Transformation Contributor Rights> as the first 2022 Distinguished Lecture Series. At the Book Talk, Chang Kyung-Sup, professor in the department of Sociology at Seoul National University, explained how a distinct mode of citizenship was conceptualized as transformative contributory rights and presented on how this transformative dynamic has shaped South Koreans’ developmental, social, educational, reproductive, and cultural citizenship.
2022 Distinguished Lecture Series2
<Heterogeneous Naturalization Effects of Migrant Destination Dual Citizenship Reform: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Europe >
Professor Maarten Vink (2022.11.09 16:00~18:00)
On November 9, 2022, a special lecture on <Heterogeneous Naturalization Effects of Migrant Destination Dual Citizenship Reform: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Europe > was given by Professor Maarten Vink (European University Institute) as the second 2022 Distinguished Lecture Series. In this presentation, He discussed how dual citizenship reform in migrant destination contexts affects immigrants' propensity to naturalize.
2022 Distinguished Lecture Series3
Professor Scott W. Allard (University of Washington) (2023. 2.7)
On February 7, 2023, a special lecture on <The Geography of Early Childhood Programs in the U.S. > was given by Professor Scott W. Allard (University of Washington) as the third 2022 Distinguished Lecture Series. In this presentation, He discussed spatial variation in the provision of early childhood programs and safety net assistance targeted at children, with particular attention to variation across urban, suburban, and rural places and places experiencing high rates of poverty.
<Global Perspectives on Social Problems, Policy, and Practice>
(2022.12.15 – 16)
As part of the 10-10 project, Seoul National University Social Welfare Department held the Doctoral Symposium on <Global Perspectives on Social Problems, Policy, and Practice> in collaboration with Hong Kong Baptist University, University of Chicago, and University of British Columbia from December 15th to December 16th. Ph.D. students from four universities had time to present and discuss <Globalization, migration, and cross-national comparison>, <Poverty and social development>, <Children, youth, and families>, <Health and mental health>, <Professional and workforce challenges and trajectories>, and others.