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Young-Il Kim

ISR Research Assistant Professor

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Young-Il Kim is Research Assistant Professor at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia in 2010 and finished his postdoctoral fellowship at ISR in 2014. Kim’s research interests revolve around family, religion, voluntary associations, and prosocial behavior. He has published articles on these topics in Social Science Research, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Focus, and Review of Religious Research. Kim’s current research examines the intersection of these fields, including marital investments and community generosity, religion and volunteering, and effects of marital transitions on changes in volunteering.