Hyun Ju Kim is a woman with straight brown hair styled in a bob. Shes wearing a white blouse with a navy blue blazer with big gold buttons.

Hyun Ju Kim

Office: UNH CHHS Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Hyun Ju Kim joined the Institute on Disability (IOD) at University of New Hampshire in October of 2022. She is working on the NIDILRR-funded Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program. Hyun Ju’s research interest includes quantitively evaluating anti-poverty programs with a focus on women’s empowerment and intrahousehold dynamics. She plans to identify employment barriers of people with disabilities highlighting on female workers and caregivers. Before joining the IOD, she worked at the World Bank as a consultant and conducted research on structural profiles of informality in the labor markets of the Middle East and North African region.


  • Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis, George Mason University

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Labor Market/Unemployment
  • Labor Market/Women and Minorities
  • Persistent poverty
  • Poverty and the Poor
  • Women and gender
  • Women, work and motherhood
  • Women's labor force participation
  • Work and family policy