Yoonsook Ha

YOONSOOK HAAssistant Professor, Social Welfare Policy
Phone: 617-353-6637
yha@bu.edu

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Education

MSSW, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD (social welfare), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Child and family policy; poverty; the impacts of socioeconomic resources on the well-being of vulnerable children and families; family and work balance among low-income working families; immigrant families; at risk youth (e.g., homeless youth, youth involved in child welfare and juvenile justice systems) and their access to resources

Ha, Y. & Miller, D. (2015). Child care subsidies and economic outcomes for low-income families. Children and Youth Services Review, 60. 139-148.

Ha, Y., Collins, M., & Martino, D. (2015). Child care burden and the risk of child maltreatment among low-income working families. Children and Youth Services Review, 59. 19-27.

Santa Maria, D., Narendorf, S., Ha, Y., & Bezette-Flores, N. (2015). Contributors to HIV risk behaviors in homeless youth: A qualitative study. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 47(4).

Santa Maria, D., Narendorf, S., Bezette-Flores, N., & Ha, Y. (2015). Then you fall off: Experiences and responses to transitioning to homelessness in youth and young adults: A qualitative study. Journal of Family Strengths, 15(1), 5.

Ha, Y., Narendorf, S., & Santa Maria, D., & Bezette-Flores, N. (2015). Barriers and facilitators to shelter utilization among homeless youth. Evaluation and Program Planning, 53. 25-33.

Ha, Y. & Ybarra, M. (2014). The role of parental immigration status in Latino families’ child care selection. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(3), 342-351.

Ha, Y. & Ybarra, M. (2013). Are strong work-first welfare policies aligned with generous child care provisions? what states are doing and the implications for Social Work. Families in Society, 94(1). 5-13.

Ha, Y. & Johnson, A. (2012). Studying Child Care Subsidies with Secondary Data Sources. Methodological Brief OPRE 2012-54, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ha, Y., Magnuson, K., & Ybarra, M (2012). The Patterns of Child Care Subsidy Receipt and the Stability of Care. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(9). 1834-1844.

Ha, Y., Cancian, M. & Meyer, D. R. (2011). The regularity of child support and its contribution to the regularity of income. Social Service Review, 85(3). 401-419.

Ha, Y., Meyer, D.R. & Cancian, M. (2010). Unchanging child support orders in the face of unstable earnings. Journal of Public Policy and Management, 29(4). 799-820.

Ha, Y. & Meyer, D.R. (2010). Child care subsidy patterns: Are exits related to economic setbacks or economic successes?. Children and Youth Services Review, 32. 346-355.

Ha, Y. (2009). Stability of child care subsidy use and earnings of low-income working families. Social Service Review, 83(4). 495-525.

Meyer, D.R., Ha, Y. & Hu, M-C. (2008). Do high child support orders discourage child support payments?.” Social Service Review, 82(1). 93-118.

Narendorf, S., Santa Maria, D., & Ha, Y. (November 2015). Mental health problems, stress, and substance use among homeless youth. Paper presented at the 143rd annual meeting of American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

Narendorf, S., Santa Maria, D., & Ha, Y. (November 2015). Relation between stress and sexual risk behaviors in homeless youth. Paper presented at the 143rd annual meeting of American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

Narendorf, S., Copper, J., Santa Maria, D., & Ha, Y. (October 2015) Counting and surveying homeless youths: lessons learned from a community-wide initiative. Poster presented at the 61st annual meeting of Council of Social Work Education, Denver, CO

Ha, Y. (August 2015). Child Care Search and Decision-Making among Hispanic Families: New Findings and New Horizons. Presented at the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families webinar.

Santa Maria, D., Ha, Y., Narendorf, S., & Bezette-Flores, N. (March 2015). Experience of homelessness and HIV risk behaviors in homeless youth: A mixed-methods study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.

Ha, Y., Narendorf, S., Santa Maria, D., & Bezette-Flores, N. (January 2015). Barriers and facilitators to use of shelter services among homeless youth. Paper presented the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

Ha, Y., Joshi, P., Hardy, E., & Giapponi, K. (November 2014). The impact of the eligibility reassessment process on the stability of child care subsidy receipt and child care arrangement. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Fall Conference of the Association for Public Policy and Management, Albuquerque, NM.

Giapponi, K., Joshi, P., Louis, J., Ha, Y., & Hardy, E. (August 2014). Insights into child care providers decisions to accept subsidies: A preliminary analysis of provider recruitment strategies and participation rates in Massachusetts. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Workshop of National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Providence, RI.

Ybarra, M., Stanczyk, A., & Ha, Y. (May 2014; November 2014). TANF generosity, state-provided maternity leave and the material wellbeing of low-income families with infants. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, Washington, D.C. & the 36th

Annual Fall Conference of the Association for Public Policy and Management, Albuquerque, NM. Santa Maria, D., Ha, Y., Bezette-Flores, N., & Narendorf, S. (April 2014). “Ten Toes Down”: Self-care practices of homeless youth. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Ha, Y., Ybarra, M., & Chang, J. (November 2013; January 2014). The developmental outcomes of children and parental immigration status. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX. & the 35th Annual Fall Conference of the Association for Public Policy and Management, Washington, D.C.

Ybarra, M., Ha, Y., & Chang, J. (November 2013; January 2014). Dental and medical care access among the children of immigrant and undocumented families. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX. & the 35th Annual Fall Conference of the Association for Public Policy and Management, Washington, D.C.

Yoonsook Ha & Marci Ybarra, “Neighborhood Effects on Child-Care Decision Making Among Low-Income Families,”  Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C., January 2013

Daniel Miller, Yoonsook Ha, & Jina Chang, “Child Care Subsidies and Child Obesity,” Paper to be presented at the 34th Annual Fall Conference of the Association for Public Policy and Management, Baltimore, MD, November 2012

Yoonsook Ha, “Who Benefits from Using Child Care Subsidies,” Paper presented at the 1st Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, New York, NY., June 2012; a previous version was presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C., January 2012

Yoonsook Ha & Marci Ybarra, “The Relationship between State-Level Characteristics and Child Care Subsidy Policy Choices.” Paper presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C., January 2012

Yoonsook Ha, Katherine Magnuson, & Marci Ybarra, “The Relationship between Child Care Subsidies and Child Care Arrangements: Do Family Characteristics Matter?” Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Fall Conference of the Association for Public Policy and Management, Washington, D.C., November 2011

Yoonsook Ha & Marci Ybarra, “Are Stringent Work-First Policies aligned with Generous Child Care Subsidy Provisions?” Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Fall Conference of the Association for Public Policy and Management, Washington, D.C., November 2011

Yoonsook Ha, “Child Care Subsidies, Use of Quality Care, and Earnings among low-income families in South Carolina,” Paper presented at the 15th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Tampa, Florida, January 2011

“Child Care Arrangements and Cognitive Outcomes among Children from Latino Immigrant Families,” Principle Investigator (with Marci Ybarra), The Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund Faculty Grant Program, September 2012 – August 2014

“Child Support and Equality,” Principle Investigator, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2012 – December 2012

“Child Care Subsidy, Quality of Child Care, and Employment Outcomes among Low-Income Families in South Carolina,” Principle Investigator, Research Opportunity Program grant, University of South Carolina, 2009 –2011

“South Carolina Child Care State Research Capacity Building Project,” Co-Investigator, with South Carolina Department of Social Services under the Federal Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), 2009– 2010

“The Role of Child Care Subsidies in the Economic Well-being of Low-Income Families,” Child Care Research Scholar grant from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), 2007–2008

Steering committee. Child Care Policy Research Consortium, USDHHS, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. 2008-present.

Peer Reviewer for journals. Social Service Review; Journal of Public Policy and Management; Children and Youth Services Review; Early Childhood Research Quarterly; Work and Occupations; Sloan Work-Family Encyclopedia.

Peer Reviewer for grants and conferences. Society for Social Work and Research conference. 2010-2011; Head Start Research Conference. 2009; Vilas Travel Fellowship Competition. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2007; Healthy Marriage Promotion Initiative grants, USDHHS, Office of Family Assistance, 2006.

Invited speaker, Child Care Policy Research Consortium, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. 2009, 2010; Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. 2007.

Dissertation Fellowship. Institute for Research on Poverty. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2007-2008

IRP Graduate Fellow Research Award. Institute for Research on Poverty. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2006