Hangyoung Lee

Dr

20072020
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Hang Young Lee’s research areas span social inequality, social stratification and mobility, economic sociology, and social networks. His research has centered on illuminating social processes that facilitate or constrain social mobility of individuals, more precisely the mechanism of cumulative advantage/disadvantage whereby the advantaged remain privileged, and the disadvantaged remain underprivileged. He addresses this issue in two substantive research areas: social capital and the one percent of either income or wealth distributions.

On the one hand, his ongoing research on social capital studies social capital inequality across immigrant groups and explores how network-driven job search processes disadvantage minority workers in the job attainment process.

On the other hand, his ongoing research on the one percent examines the degree to which top positions are self-made or inherited, analyzes the cross-country variation in the extent of mobility into, out of or between top positions, and investigates how asset allocation strategies are associated with the membership of top positions.

Before joining Macquarie University, he received Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Social Science Research Institute, Duke University.

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2007 2017

Real estate holdings among the super-rich in the USA

Benton, R. A., Keister, L. A. & Lee, H. Y., 2017, Cities and the super-rich: real estate, elite practices and urban political economies. Forrest, R., Koh, S. Y. & Wissink, B. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 41-62 22 p. (The Contemporary City).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The double one percent: identifying an elite and a super-elite using the joint distribution of income and net worth

Keister, L. A. & Lee, H. Y., Aug 2017, In : Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 50, p. 1-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

elite
income
Group
innovation

Contact status and finding a job: validation and extension

Lin, N., Lee, H. Y. & Ao, D., 2014, Social capital and its institutional contingency: a study of the United States, China and Taiwan. Lin, N., Fu, Y. & Chen, C. J. (eds.). New York ; London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 21-41 21 p. (Routledge advances in sociology; vol. 108).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

contact
job search
Social Relations
social capital
job seeker

The one percent: top incomes and wealth in sociological research

Keister, L. A. & Lee, H. Y., 2014, In : Social Currents. 1, 1, p. 13-24 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social research
assets
income
research focus
recession

The rise and fall of government spending in affluent democracies, 1971-2008

Brady, D. & Lee, H. Y., 2014, In : Journal of European Social Policy. 24, 1, p. 56-79

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

democracy
gross domestic product
Gross Domestic Product
neoliberalism
Euro