This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Korea’s social service security from the policy and user’s perspectives. The security of social service is examined in terms of the inclusiveness of target population and program scopes, breadth and depth of services, and the need satisfaction rate.
Our analysis affirms the disparities in the security of social services among different age groups and needs. The need satisfaction rates remain low across service programs for all functions. The policy implications are provided regarding for what needs social services are to be increased more and for whom and how the services should be strengthened.