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.
This study aimed to organize information about the programs that were designed to improve children’s self-esteem and to examine the overall effectiveness. Relevant literatures were searched through academic information system including RISS, DBpia, KISS, and Korean Google Scholar. From 271 studies searched, 52 programs out of 47 studies were finally included for data extraction. A meta-analysis resulted in that the programs were generally effective in improving children’s self-esteem with an effect size of 0.89. Subsequent meta-analyses were conducted to examine differences in effect size depending on moderators. As results, characteristics of the programs and study methods differentiated the effectiveness of the programs. Based on our findings, we made suggestions for the development and improvement of self-esteem enhancement programs for children.
The purpose of the personal assistance reform is to offer opportunities for people with extensive and long-term disabilities to livie a life like others in Swedish society. Since it was introduced in 1994, both the number of persons receiving assistance allowance and the amount of hours of assistance have increased and over the past ten-year period, the total cost of assistance has increased by SEK 12 billion. By 2015, the increase ceased and in the last two years the number of beneficiaries has decreased. The personal assistance and especially the costs have been debated extensively in Sweden over the last years.
Having grown rapidly over the past two decades, household debt in Korea is today a major source of socioeconomic risk factors. Despite the recent tightening of loan regulations, the stock of household debt has continued to swell. In the fifteen years to 2017, gross household debt more than tripled from KRW465 trillion to KRW1451 trillion. As a share of GDP, the increase represents a rise from 61.1 percent to 83.9 percent.
[EASS 2018 Seoul Meeting: Changes in Family Structure and Quality of Life in East Asia from the Comparative Perspective]16-17 November 2018GL Room(140-201), Seoul National University Graduate School of International StudiesOrganized by the Institute for Social Development and Policy Research of Seoul National University, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, and the Survey Research Center of Sungkyunkwan University ProgramFriday, 16 November10:00-10:40 "Changes of Family in Taiwan: Comparing EASS data of 2006 and 2016," Chin-fen Chang, Professor, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinka, Taiwan "Three-generation Co-residence in East Asia: Implications for Well-being and Risks," Yang-chih Fu, Professor, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinka, Taiwan10:40-11:20 "Changes in Attitudes toward Family and Gender in Kroea: 2006-2016, Yun-Suk Lee, Professor, University of Seoul, Korea "Comparison of Gender Role and Family in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China," Bongoh Kye, Professor, Kookmin University, Korea11:20-12:00 Discussion12:00-13:00 Lunch13:00-13:40 "Changes of Chinese Attitudes in Family and Gender Roles: 2006-2017," Wang Weidong, Professor, Renmin University, China "A comparative study of marriage and fertility between China and Japan," Yang Hui, Associate Fellow, Women's Studies Institute of China, All-China Women's Federation, China13:40-14:20 "Changes of Family Values and Behavior in Four East Asian Societies Based on EASS 2006 and EASS 2016," Noriko Iwai, Professor; Kuniaki Shishido, Professor; Takayuki Sasaki, Professor, Osaka University of Commerce, Japan "Family Changes and Family Values in Asian Societies: Exploring Similarities and Differences Based on EASS 2006/2016 and CAFS," Hachiro Iwai, Professor, Kyoto University, Japan14:20-15:00 Discussion15:00- Closing Remarks Saturday, 17 ？November10:00-13:00 Writers Meeting by All？
Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Equity and SDGsMonday, 26 November 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Grand Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Administrative Bldg, Department of Medicine, Seoul National UniversityOrganized by KIHASA and the Korean Society for Equity in Health Program13:00-13:10 Welcome Remarks Jun-wook Kwon, Director General, Bureau of Health Policy, Ministry of Health and Welfare Heung-seek Cho, President of KIHASA Young-ho Khang, President, the Korean Society for Equity in Health13:10-17:10 Presentation "Monitoring social determinants of health in the SDG era," Michael Marmot, Institute of Health Equity, University College London, UK "Thirty years of monitoring inequality in Australia: with what impact on policy and action?," John Glover, Publich Health Information Development Unit, Torrens University Austalia "Monitoring health inequalities and policy reponses in New Zealand," Torry Blakely, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand "Monitoring inequalities in health and healthcare financing in Japan, Hideki Hashimoto, School of Public Health, Tokyo University, Japan "Monitoring inequalities in health and SDoH in Korea, Dongjin Kim, KIHASA "Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in the WHO Western Pacific Region," Kira Forune, Equity and Social Determinants, Division of Health Systems, WPRO17:10-18:00 Panel Discussion