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The future of families and future prospects for gender equality and family policy

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Along with rapid demographic changes such as a low birth rate and an ageing population, family structure and awareness are also undergoing a fast transformation. Such changes have led to an increase in using paid or public service for care, which used to exist on a reciprocal basis between family members. Yet at the same time there are still groups of society who are over-dependant and place too much value on family. Such excessiveness in family-oriented ideology has resulted in an overall grey area with regard to family function support services. Korean society’s process of compressive fluctuation of the family has affected an increase in segmentation and complexity between generations. Such an imbalance thus leads to a weakening of the foundation of social consensus towards the concept and function of the family, and an objective prejudgment of the present changes and future direction of change is ever the most important and necessary in policy planning. On this note, the Korean Women’s Development Institute. has forecasted the future 20 years of the Korean family, predicting medium to long term changes in family structure and ways of living, and based on this has contemplated the new gender equality and family policies, and the categories of main family support policy and policy planning. 2011 was the first year of
1 This paper is a summary of the Future of the Family and Prospects for Policies on Women and Family (I) published by the Korea Women’s Development Institute


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Title The future of families and future prospects for gender equality and family policy
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Author(English)

Chang, Hye-kyeong; Kim, Eun-ji; Kim, Young-ran; Kim, Hye-young; Chung, Jae-hoon

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Seoul:Korea Women's Development Institute

Date 2012-07
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Gender Studies and Policy Review:vol. 5
Pages 15
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Gender
Social Development < Others
Holding KDI School

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This paper is a summary of the Future of the Family and Prospects for Policies on Women and Family (I) published by the Korea Women’s Development Institute (2011). Researchers include Hye-gyeong Chang, Eunji Kim, Young-lan Kim, Hye-yeong Kim, and Jae-hoon Jeong. The research includes sub-topics as follows: Changes in familial environment as viewed through future environment scanning by Yong-seok Seo et al. (2011); Issues in domestic and international family policies and changes in family environment by Hong-sik Yoon et al. (2011); and Changes in family environment brought about by demographic changes by Myoung-jin Lee and Seul-gi Choi (2011).

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