Misun Lim, Ph.D.

Portrait of Misun Lim
David Ausserhofer


misun.lim [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Guest of the Research Unit

Short bio

Misun Lim is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the “Skill Formation and Labor Markets” research unit. Her research interests are gender inequality in labor markets, social demography, cross-national comparisons, and quantitative research methods. She will contribute to the EU-Horizon 2020 project “Technological inequality – Understanding the relation between recent technological innovations and social inequalities (TECHNEQUALITY)”.  Misun received her PhD in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds degrees from the University of Seoul and Columbia University. Until 2020, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.


2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Research Unit "Skill Formation and Labor Markets" at the WZB Social Science Center Berlin

2018-2020 Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, Italy

2019 Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

2015 M.A. in Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

2008 Junior Researcher, The Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea

2008 M.A. in Sociology, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA

2007 B.A. in Urban Sociology, University of Seoul, South Korea

2006 Visiting Student, Boston University, USA

Selected Publications

Budig, Michelle J./Lim, Misun/Hodges, Melissa J. (2021): "Racial and Gender Pay Disparities. The Role of Education". In: Social Science Research, Vol. 98, No. August, Article 102580. (vorab online publiziert 16.05.2021)

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Lim, Misun., and Joya Misra. 2019. “Work/Life Balance.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology. Spillman, Lynette (Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756384-0218 https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199756384/obo-9780199756384-0218.xml

Budig, Michelle J., and Misun Lim (equal authorship). 2016. “Cohort Differences and the Marriage Premium: Emergence of Gender-Neutral Household Specialization Effects.” Journal of Marriage and Family 78(5): 1352-1370. DOI:10.1111/jomf.12326 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jomf.12326

Other Publications:

Lim, Misun. 2017. “Household Specialization, Millennials, and the Marriage Premium.” Institute for Family Studies.  https://ifstudies.org/blog/household-specialization-millennials-and-the-marriage-premium