Seung-Eun Cha

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Seung-Eun Cha received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Seoul National University. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with examining the impact of the family role, as spouse and parent, on individual health experience, based on gender difference. After receiving her Ph.D. her research interests expanded to midlife development, life transition issues, and retirement issues. Currently Cha is working at the University of Suwon as an associate professor, using time use survey data to focus on the field of leisure, sleep, and time pressure. Cha has been involved in a research project that deals with sleep and health issues (“Sleeplessness in Korea”). Cha has published several papers dealing with time related stress, time pressure and time poverty. Her research paper ‘Social acceleration vs. slowdown’ in Development and Society (2017) tried to understand the time pressure trend during the past decade in Korean society and how time pressure experience diverge by social groups.

CWE-GAM Working Group: Understanding and Measuring Care

CWE-GAM Working Paper Contributions:

“Glimpse on Family Caregivers’ Context: Actual vs. Desired Time for Elderly Care” – Seung-Eun Cha & Hyuna Moon

An Overview of Care Policies and the Status of Care Workers in South Korea” – Ito Peng, Seung-Eun Cha, & Hyuna Moon

CWE-GAM Methodology Report Contributions:

“The Qualitative Methodology and Survey Instruments: South Korea Field Work”– Hyuna Moon, Seung-Eun Cha, Ki-Soo Eun, Eunhye Kang & Ito Peng

“Quantitative Methodology and Survey Instruments and Unpaid Care Work” – Jiweon Jun, Ki-Soo Eun, Eunhye Jang, Seung-Eun Cha & Eunhye Kang

CWE-GAM Blog Contributions:

Current Policies and Programs Addressing Childcare and Eldercare in South Korea, The Progression of South Korea’s Childcare Model