Jungho Kim

Ajou University, Republic of Korea, and IZA, Germany

I fully agree that both policymakers and academics can win by understanding each other. It is my honor to be a part of an initiative to achieve just this

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Ajou University, Republic of Korea

Research interest

Labor and demographic economics, economic development, applied econometrics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of National Childcare Policy Committee under Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea; Member of National Early Childhood Education Committee under Ministry of Education in Korea

Past positions

Associate Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute, 2006–2010


PhD Economics, Brown University, 2005

Selected publications

  • “Employment effects of low-skilled immigrants in Korea.” Journal of Economic Development 39:2 (2014): 25-49.

  • “Women’s education and fertility: An analysis on the relationship between education and birth spacing in Indonesia.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 58:4 (2010): 739–774.

  • “External shocks, household consumption and fertility in Indonesia.” Population Research and Policy Review 29:4 (2010): 503–526 (with A. Prskawetz).

  • “Does fertility decrease household consumption?: An analysis of poverty dynamics and fertility in Indonesia.” Demographic Research 20 (2009): 623–656 (with H. Engelhardt, A. Prskawetz, and A. Aassve).

  • “Poverty and fertility in developing countries: A comparative analysis for Albania, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Vietnam.” Population Review 45:2 (2006): 1–23 (with A. Aassve, H. Engelhardt, F. Francavilla, A. Kedir, F. Mealli, L. Mencarini, S. Pudney, and A. Prskawetz).