Sung S. Park is a sociologist whose research is aimed at understanding how both family and group-level determinants and processes contribute to population-level social inequality, particularly as it relates to racial/ethnic disparities in aging. She has published work on intergenerational support and family availability across the life course, with an emphasis on differences between minority and non-minority families. As a Sloan Fellow, Sung is extending her prior research on caregiving and the family safety net to investigate the potential benefits and penalties of familial and job-specific circumstances on women’s labor force activities by race/ethnicity, and their implications for the American workforce. Sung holds a PhD in sociology from University of California, Los Angeles.
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies