Doctoral Student

  • Portrait
  • Youngjin Chae
  • Email: yj.chae@rutgers.edu
  • Youngjin's research interests include various topics in family demography and child development, with particular focuses on mothers' nonmaritral birth and repartnering, (non)residential father involvement, social fatherhood, and stepfamily dynamics. He has completed an M.A. in Sociology from Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, and his master's thesis investigated how longer coresidence with social fathers is associated with children's behavior problems. For his doctoral research, using causal inference methods, Youngjin plans on investigating how the intersections of family, neighborhood, and social policy affect children's life trajectories and outcomes.