It is the second year work of extending and modifying RAND Corporations’s prototype dynamic behavioral model that was developed in collaboration with KIHASA in 2015-2016. In 2017, for the first attempt to modifying a prototype model, we transformed couple’s decision-making model the male-head of household model to account for male-oriented labor market environment of Korea. We also extended a model by adding public health insurance system to the budget constraint. In 2018, we modeled both male-head of household model and couple’s decision-making model that include public health insurance system in budget constraint. The contribution of this year’s research is in improving reliability of the model in terms of parameter estimation and policy experiment. We tested reliability of parameter estimation by comparing six different model settings that are derived from different assumptions in asset discretization. We noticed that parameter estimations are stable over six different model settings, and concluded that an extension of model produces reliable result. We also improved model fitting in asset by fixing two parameters in bequest, and should be able to interpret effects of different policy shocks. Finally, we could interpret differences in response of representative household to different policy shocks in relation to difference in fourteen parameters that shape preference of household.
Since the implementation of community care as a key policy agenda, tailoring services to older people’s needs has become an important issue in Korea. The purpose of the study is to explore whether the provision of services of the medical, public health, and social care has been adequate and, the services have been coordinated properly according to the needs of older people in terms of continuum of care. The study adopted literature review method and conducted a number of interviews. It is found that there are significant limitations to meet the needs of older people owing to the inadequate tailoring services to their needs and the lack of coordination of adequate services for them. Specifically, a proper medical delivery system has not been established at the local level to prevent and manage chronic diseases. Home visiting services are provided mainly to the poor by public health centers. and home nursing services have been insufficient and there has been a chronic shortage of nursing staff in the public health sector. The low-skilled services such as house chores have been provided mainly and the amounts of benefits are inadequate to meet the needs of older people at the social welfare sector. Moreover, the coordination of services between and among the medical, public health, and social care sectors has been limited owing to the profit-seeking behavior of service providers, the fragmented service delivery systems, and the lack of the coordinating role of governments.
In the Netherlands, there has been a shift away from a traditional welfare state towards a 'participation society.' This shift is evident in Duth social policy discourse and development, with an emphasis on individuals' self-reliance and responsibility in an inclusive society. This article offers an alternative approach for evaluating this shift: a capability approach to social policy. Taking a capability approach highlights two key critiques with the 'participation society': 1) it emphasizes paid work as the primary form of participation, thereby ignoring other valued and/or valuable forms of societal participation; and 2) not everyone is equally capable of participating in paid employment given varying individual circumstances, embedded in the broader societal context of the Netherlands.
[The 19th Global Social Security Forum: Driving Progress Towards UHC in Asia]Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Mozart Hall, President Hotel, SeoulHosted by the Global Social Security Research Center, KIHASA Program10:00-10:20 Registration10:20-10:30 Opending Address by Heung-seek CHO, President, KIHASA10:30-15:00 Session I10:30-11:00 Presentation 1: Shuhei NOMURA, Professor, Department of Global Health Policy, University of Tokyo, Japan11:00-11:30 Presentation 2: Jui-fen Rachel LU, Professor, Department of Health Care Management, Chang Gung University, Taiwan11:30-12:00 Presentation 3: NGUYEN Khanh Phuong, Head, Health Ecoomics Department, Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Ministry of Health, Vietnam12:00-13:30 Lunch13:30-14:00 Presentation 4: Thaworn SAKUNPHANIT, Advisor, Health Economics and Health Security Division, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand14:00-14:30 Presentation 5: Young-Seok SHIN, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Health Insurance, KIHASA14:30-15:00 Coffee Break15:00-17:00 Wrap-up Session
[The 2nd Inclusive Welfare Forum] Poverty, Income Redistribution, and Policy Responses in Korea, China, and JapanFriday, 25 January 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Mozart Hall, President HotelOrganized by the Korean Association of Social Policy and KIHASA Program9:30-10:0 Registration10:00-12:00 Session I "Poverty in Korea," LEE Woo Jin, Professor of Economics, Korea University "Income Inequality and Poverty in Japan," Katsuhisa Kojima, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research "Changes in and Prospects of Rural and Urban Residents' Income Redistribution and Inequality," Guangjin Chen, Chinese Academy of Social Science12:00-13:30 Lunch13:30-13:50 Opening Remarks by Cho Heung-seek, President, KIHASA Congratulatory Remarks by KIM Yeong Myung, Senior Presidential Secretary for Social Affairs, Office of the President13:50-14:40 Keynote Speech by LEE Joung Woo, Chairman, Korea Student Aid Foundation14:40-15:00 Coffee Break15:00-16:30 Session II "Poverty Aspects throughout the LIfe Cycle and Income Security Programs," JEONG Se Jeong, Associate Research Fellow, KIHASA "The State of Poverty and Inequality in Japan and Policy Responses," KIM Myung Joong, Chief Reearcher, NItsei Institute for Fundamental Research "How far away Are Migrant Workers from Rural Areas in China from Citizens' Rights: Using Sen's Capacity Approach," Jingfang Sun, Chinese Academy of Social Science16:30-17:30 General Discussion