The purpose of the study is to apply the social security monitoring model to Housing Welfare Program. We tried to apply a more integrated approach between the EFC(Error, Fraud, Corruption) and Blind Spot compared to previous research. We used case studies and surveys to investigate the The EFC and Blind Spot in the housing welfare area. The Netherlands and Sweden were selected as countries for case studies, and Interviews were conducted on local government officials. The policy suggestions of this study based on the results of the survey and case studies. First, we proposed ‘Integrated Management System for Finding Blind Areas and Policy Support’, ‘Linking and Integrating Information Systems Between Related Ministries’ and ‘Strengthening of Public Relations as Ways to Resolve Blind Spots’. Second, we also proposed 'Strengthening On-site Investigation and Manpower Related to the EFC', 'Strengthening Cooperation with Related Organizations' and ‘Reorganization of Punishment Regulation’.
As Korean society integrates more and more into the global village at large, the number of migrant children with Korean backgrounds and living outside Korea continues to grow. The double challenge of having to adapt to the new society and the new family environment complicates the prospects for these children growing into well-adapted and thriving citizens. This study sheds light on Korean migrant children who have returned, with their parents, to Yanbian in China and Vietnam - two major places of origin for many marriage immigrants.
Using twelve waves of data from the Korean Welfare Panel Study (2006-2017), we evaluate mechanisms linking employment type to various health outcomes, including depression, self-esteem, and self-rated health with a focus on differences between standard and other types of employment. Guided by prior research, we examine several mechanisms such as economic insecurity and psychosocial stressors, using fixed-effects models that control for unobserved time-invariant individual heterogeneity. Our findings confirm the importance of selection in that much of the association between employment type and health observed in simple cross-sectional OLS models loses significance in fixed-effects models. We also find supporting evidence for the mediating role of economic insecurity and psychosocial stressors. For instance, the lower levels of satisfaction in job and life conditions help explain lower self-esteem of male nonstandard workers relative to standard workers. It is also interesting that the hypothesized mediators often suppress the relationship between employment status and health in which a significant relationship is revealed only when the specific mediator is taken into account. Findings of this study will shed valuable insights on the pathways in which specific employment types affect men’s and women’s health outcomes.
In 2004, people 65 and older accounted for more than 7 percent of North Korea’s total population. Population aging may present itself as the biggest obstacle to sustainability for both Koreas. Increases in the elderly population, without economic growth and sufficient employment opportunities, are likely to lead to an intensification of absolute poverty. This may put a pressure on welfare spending and in turn to financial and economic sustainability.
Population aging brings changes in the labor force structure, leading to reduced labor force. Such impact may affect the financial sector and business activities and sap vitality from the economy. As the demand increases for old-age pension, old-age poverty reduction and health insurance benefits, so will the old-age dependency ratio.
The 23rd Global Social Security Forum: The Challenges and Role of Poverty Policy: Brazil and the UK's Experience in Focus11 December 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Brahams Hall(19th Floor), Hotel President, SeoulHosted by Sejong Welfare Foundation and the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs Program 13:00-13:20 Registration 13:20-14:00 Presentation: Poverty and Anti-Poverty Policy in the UK, David Gordon, Professor, University of Bristol 14:00-14:30 Presentation: The Impact of Universal Credit on the Debts of the Poor in the UK, Rod Hick, Professor, Cardiff University 14:30-15:00 Discussion Moderator: Moon Jin-Young, Professor, Sogang University Discussants: Kim, Ki-tae, Associate Research Fellow, KIHASA; Jung Yun-Tae, Senior Research Fellow, Sejong Welfare Foundation; Choi Young Jun, Professor, Yonsei University 15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 15:30-16:00 Presentation: Brizilian Poverty Policy, Ana Paula Matias, Directory Technical Advisor, National Secretariat for the Promotion of Human Development 16:00-16:30 Presentation: Social Protection and Family Benefit in Brazil, Joana Mostafa, Research Specialist, Institute for Applied Economic Research of the Federal Government of Brazil 16:30-17:00 Presentation: History of Social Security in Brazil, Martene Santos, Professor, University of Brasilia 17:00-17:30 Discussion Moderator: Lee Chang Gon, President, Hankyoreh Economy & Society Research Institute Discussants: Kwak Yoonkyung, Associate Research Fellow, KIHASA; Won Il, Research Fellow, Sejong Weflare Foundation; Lee Jeong-Hee, Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute
The 5th Inclusive Welfare Forum: Income Distribution Trends and the Challenges Facing the Inclusive StateNoori Ballroom II(6th Floor), Four Seasons Hotel, SeoulHoted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs Program 10:00-10:30 Registration 10:30-12:00 Morning Session Moderator: Nam Chan Seop, Vice Chair, Korea Association of Social Welfare Policy Presentation: Income Distribution Trends in Japan and Their Implications for Korea, Lee Kang Kuk, Professor, Ritsumeikan University Presentation: Income Distribution Trends and the Directions of Redistribution Policy, Choo Byung Ki, Professor, Seoul National University Discussants: Lee Seung Yoon, Professor, Ewha Womans University; Lee Won Jin, Associate Research Fellow, KIHASA; Choi Yoo Seok, Professor, Hallim University 12:00-13:30 Lunch 13:30-14:00 Opening Remarks: Cho Heung-seek, President, KIHASA Congratulatory Remarks: Park Neung-hoo, Minister of Health and Welfare; Kim Yeon Myung, Chief Social Policy Advisor, Office of the President 14:00-14:50 Keynote Speech Conditions for Sustainable Inclusive Policy: the Nordic Model, Choi Yeon Hyuk, Professor, Linnaeus University, Sweden 14:50-15:10 Coffee Break 15:10-16:40 Afternoon Session Moderator: Seok Jae Eun, Chair, Korea Association of Social Welfare Policy Presentation: Inequality in the UK: the Limitations of the Selective Welfare State, Jeong Hee Jeong, Kent University, UK Presentation: Diagnosing Innovative Inclusive State: the Future Direction of Social Policy , Choi Young Joon, Yonsei University Discussants: Choi Han Soo, Professor, Kyungbook National University; Kim Ki Tae, Associate Research Fellow, KIHASA, Kim Jin Wook, Professor, Seogang University 16:40-16:50Coffee Break 16:50-18:00Wrap-up Discussion