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Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Yoon G. Lee

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Email: yoon.lee@usu.edu
Location: FL 218
Office Phone: 797.1555

Research Projects

Family Finance

  • Dr. Yoon Lee
  • Katrina Nye (M.S., 2008)
  • Miguel Fernandez (M.S., 2006)

Family Resource Management

  • Dr. Yoon Lee
  • Fay Belnap (M.S., 2007)
  • Tawna Wayment (M.S., 2002)

Family Business

  • Dr. Yoon Lee
  • Jeff Wallace (M.S., 2010)


Ph.D., Consumer and Family Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1995
M.S., Family Ecology, University of Utah, 1990
B.S., Household Management, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea, 1983

Courses Taught

FCHD 2450 Consumer and the Market
FCHD 3280 Economic Issues for Individuals and Families
FCHD 6050 Consumer Science Theories
FCHD 6430 Economics of Aging


Lee, Y., & Brown, S. (2010).  Net worth of older black women: A comparison to older black men, older white women, and older white men.  Journal of Consumer Studies, 21(1), 83-106.

Lee, Y., & Brown, S. (2010).  Chronic health problems and depressive symptoms among older women.  Hallym International Journal of Aging, 12(1), 11-26.

Baek, Y., & Lee, Y. (2009). Determinants of consumer complaint behaviors in Korea and the U.S.  Journal of Consumer Studies, 20(3).

Lee, &., & Brown S. (2009).  Effects of human capital on the likelihood of working in later life.  Hallym International Journel of Aging, 10(2), 155-172.

Lee, Y., & Rowley, M. (2009). Retirement preparedness in non-married women near retirement.  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 101(2), 53-61.

Lee, Y., Malroutu, L., & Masuo, D. (2009). An examination of income sources and asset holdings of retired Americans aged 55 or older.  Journal of Asian Association for Home Economics, 16, 1-10.

Haynes, G., Onochie, J., & Lee, Y. (2008). Influence of family’s social relationships on the debt structure of Mexican-and Korean-American small businesses. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 13(3).

Research Interests

My research interests include household financial behavior, with an emphasis on women, elderly, and baby boomers. My current research topics deal with financial security of single older women, consumer and mortgage debts among baby boomers, preventive health behavior of near-retirees, work and retirement patterns among older workers, and business success & management among family-owned businesses.