Fellows & Grantees

Kyunghee Lee

Abe Fellowship 2016
Project Title
Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Poverty on Children's Developmental Outcomes: Japan and the US
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Michigan State University


Kyunghee Lee is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Michigan State University. She received her EdD from Harvard University and PhD from Columbia University. Her research focuses on poverty-related issues such as adverse impacts of poverty on children and effective anti-early intervention programs. In particular, she has examined non-parental child care arrangements for low income working mothers in the context of welfare reform and investigated impacts of Head Start program on outcomes for children and families. Her current research focuses on a comparative study of poverty, human development, and parenting practice issues between the US and Japan in a global context.