KIM KORINEK portrait
  • Director, Asia Center, Asian Studies Program
  • Regional Faculty Affiliate, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington
  • Director, Asia Center, Asian Studies Program
  • Professor, Sociology Department

Research Summary

My research examines the mutually transformative effects of social demographic changes, like population aging and population mobility, and individual and family level experiences of receipt of support, living arrangements, socioeconomic mobility, health care utilization, and other outcomes related to wellbeing.


  • PhD, Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • MA, Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Recent Publications

Korinek, Kim and Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan. Forthcoming. "Military Service, Exposure to Trauma and Health in Older Adulthood: An Analysis of Northern Vietnamese Survivors of the Vietnam War." American Journal of Public Health.  

Loebach, Peter and Kim Korinek. 2012. "Crossing Borders, Crossing Seas: The Philippines, Gender and the Bounding of Cumulative Causation." International Migration. DOI: 10.1111/imig.12022.

Korinek, Kim and Sureeporn Punpuing. 2012. “The Effect of Househld and Community on School Attrition: An Analysis of Thai Youth.” Comparative Education Review 56(3):474-510. 

Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan and Kim Korinek. 2012  “The Long-term Impact of War on Health and Wellbeing in Northern Vietnam: Some Glimpses from a Recent Survey.” Social Science & Medicine 74(12): 1995-2004.

Ann Vogel and Kim Korinek.  2012. “Passing by the Girls: An Assessment of Remittance Allocation for Educational Expenditures and Social Inequality in Nepal’s Households.” International Migration Review 46(1):61-100.   

Korinek, Kim and Ken R. Smith. 2011. “Prenatal Care Utilization by Native-born and Immigrant Women in a New Destination: The Case of Utah.” Social Science & Medicine 72(10):1695-1703. 

Korinek, Kim, Zachary Zimmer, and Danan Gu. 2011. “Marital Status Transitions and Patterns of Intergenerational Co-residence among China’s Elderly.” Journal of Gerontology:Social Sciences 66B(2):260-270.