Joo Yeoun Suh

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An economist by training, Joo Yeoun is leading the ongoing efforts at AARP to measure, depict, and promote the economic and social contributions made by Americans 50 years and older.

Suh’s research works to shed light on the economic significance and societal contributions made, focusing on measurement and valuation issues regarding unpaid family care, including child care and elder care, and building satellite accounts that add the value of care work to national accounting systems. She previously served as a fellow at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a leading national think tank that builds evidence to shape policies that influence and close inequality gaps to improve the economic well-being of families.

Joo Yeoun Suh’s published papers and articles include “Valuing Unpaid Care Work in the US: A Prototype Satellite Account Using the American Time Use Survey” in the Review of Income and Wealth. She has also presented in the U.S. and internationally on various aspects of her research interests, including at a meeting convened by the Royal Society of Statistics (UK) dedicated to examining how housework can be incorporated into nations’ Gross Domestic Product.

Working Paper Contributions:

“Estimating the Paid Care Sector in South Korea”