This study aimed to review follow-ups after the MERS outbreak and to suggest programs and policies to reinforce infectious disease control systems in government and healthcare organizations. To achieve new and deep insights, this study constructed a forum to gather ideas of various stakeholders and conducted a delphi survey. Findings of this study suggest the establishment of independent system of healthcare to effectively respond the public health emergencies. This study also emphasized the importance of the capacity building of the local governing body itself. To strengthen the capacity of local government, infectious disease care system between healthcare institutions and a dedicated organization for the infectious disease control should be established in local level, as well as public health personnel. Moreover, this study proposed the enhancement of control over healthcare institutions. Central and local governments need to supervise and monitor infectious disease control systems in healthcare institutions. Lastly, this study also highlights the importance of expansion of full-time public health personnel.
This study1) examines the means test and its asset limit that are used for social security benefit determinations in Korea. Many of the current social security programs in Korea, aside from social insurance schemes, decide the eligibility of beneficiaries on the basis of their income and assets (worth). As a result, only individuals and households whose income and assets fall below certain thresholds can receive the benefits and assistance offered by these programs. The higher the income and asset limits, the greater the number of persons benefitting from a given program. In other
words, the income and asset limits determine the coverage, and thus the effectiveness, of the social security system. Income and asset limits are therefore key components of the social security
system. Much has been discussed with respect to the way the income limit is determined in the social security system and if it is determined at an appropriate level. Considerably less has been talked about asset limits. This study explores the asset limits in place in the Korean social security system, and discusses the attendant issues and problems.
Despite concerns on low fertility, relatively little attention has been paid to long-term demographic consequences of low fertility in South Korea. Using stable population models, this study explores the long term effects of low fertility and population momentum on population decline and population aging. First, South Korea has entered the negative population momentum stage, indicating that, despite an instantaneous rise to the replacement-level fertility, the ultimate population declines due to the current age distribution. Further, stable population simulations show that gradual transitions to the replacement-level fertility causes significant reductions in population size. Second, since population momentum is closely related to aging, South Korea is expected to face severe aging as well as population decline. Given that the stable population models in this study assume constant mortality schedules over time and recent mortality improvement concentrates in old age, future demographic aging would be more severe. Finally, population aging in South Korea is a difficult issue since population aging is simultaneously driven by the shrinking working-age population as well as the rising number of the elderly, indicating that South Korea needs fundamental changes in policy directions beyond population growth paradigm.
The greater part of the world is in active pursuit of strategies for addressing the health impact of climate change. Similarly, in Korea too, climate change looms large as an unavoidable social issue that calls for active responses. Up until recently, policy responses to climate change remained relatively tepid in Korea due in large part to legal barriers, organizational constraints, budgetary limits, and insufficient program support. However, with the introduction in February 2017 of Clause 2 of Article 37 of the Framework Act on Health and Medical Services, the health impact of climate change was made subject to assessment every five years. Also, the record-breaking heat wave of the preceding year inspired the strengthening of the surveillance of heat-related illnesses.
[The 1st Demography Forum 2018]Theme: Low Fertility and Aging Society - Different Perspectives and EmpathyJuly 5(Thu.) to 6(Fri.), 2018Grace Hall, 6th Floor, Seoul L Tower ProgramJuly 513:30-14:00 Registration14:00-14:20 Opening Ceremony Opening Remarks: Cho Heung-seek, President, KIHASA Congratulatory Remarks: Park Neunghoo, Minister of Health and Welfare Congratulatory Remarks: Kim Sang Hee, Vice Chairperson, Committee of Low Fertility and Aging Society14:20-15:00 Session I: Citizens' Awareness of Low Fertility and Aging Society Survey: Confronting Different Perspectives15:00-15:30 Coffee Break15:30-17:00 Session II: Dialogue with Experts17:00-17:10 Closing Ceremony July 610:00-10:30 Registration10:30-12:00 Session I: Life of Youth: Family Formation and Housing12:00-13:00 Luncheon13:00-14:30 Session II: The Care of Young Children: Child Care Services and the Support of Care Hours14:30-14:50 Coffee Break14:50-16:20 Session III: Elderly Care: Community vs. Institutions16:20-16:30 Closing Ceremony
KIHASA-The 10th World Congress of Constitutional Law Joint Workshop: Global Right to a Sustainable Life and a Basic IncomeThursday, 21 June 2018 - 9:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Cutting-edge Technology Lecture Room, 6th Floor, the 600th Anniversary Hall, Sungkyungkwan University Program09:00-09:30 Registration09:30-09:40 Opening Ceremony09:40-10:10 Keynote Speech - Economic Democracy, Property, and the Right to a Sustainable Life: The Role of Basic Income, David Casassas, Barcelona University10:10-11:20 Session 1 - Chaired by Kim Mee Gon, Senior Research Fellow, KIHASA Presentation 1 - Basic Income Policy in the Perspective of Constitutional Principles on Social Welfare, Jung Chul, Law Professor, Kookmin University Presentation 2 - Legal Base of Basic Income, Choi Ji Yeon, Research Fellow, Korea Legislation Research Institute Discussion11:20-11:40 Break11:40-12:50 Session 2 - Chaired by Kim Mee Gon, Senior Research Fellow, KIHASA Presentation 1 - On the Feasibility of Basic Income, Kim Joo Young, Law Professor, Myung Ji University Presentation 2 - The Citizen's Dividend: An Adequate, Sustainable, and Just Universal Basic Income Proposal, Billy Raley, Professor, Hanyang University Law School Discussion12:50-13:00 Closing Ceremony