I am a social welfare researcher studying child and family well-being, labor market, and social policy.

Hyeri (Harry) Choi


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Hyeri Choi is a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice. She is an an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in social policies that impact the low-wage labor market, worker welfare and child welfare. Specifically, she investigates the roles and effects of social, macroeconomic, and workplace policies in alleviating structural barriers that low-income families with children face in the labor market. She believes that it is imperative to reduce parents’ economic pressure, enhance their employment stability, and provide higher-quality early childcare to improve a child’s well-being.

Hyeri received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from Stony Brook University, New York and University of Seoul, South Korea. Prior to seeking a doctorate, she gained research experience in the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being at Columbia University and Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs(KIHASA).