This study aims to develop a new conceptual framework of welfare indicators in Korea. By developing a system of welfare indicators which is a theoretically well-grounded as well as methodologically sound, this research aims to propose a new framework to be used to monitor and analyse the development of welfare and quality of life as well as general trends of social change in Korea. This research proposed a new system of welfare indicators on the basis of the OECD social indicator framework. This framework has three dimensions. The first dimension considers the nature of these indicators, grouping them in three areas - social context, social status, societal response - which is similar to “Pressure-State-Response(PSR)”approach. Social context indicators are crucial for understanding the broader social policy context. Social status indicators describe the social outcomes that policies try to influence. Social response indicators provide information about what society is doing to affect social status indicators. In our framework, we used the ‘welfare effort’instead of ‘societal response’to put its emphasis on the government’s efforts. The second dimension groups indicators according to the broad objectives of social policy - self sufficiency, equity, health status, social cohesion. In our framework, we added sustainability to policy objectives list. The third dimension groups indicators according to life-cycle - children under 24 years old, adults from 25 to 64 years old, the aged over 65 years old. This framework for welfare indicators is systemic and coherent, so it will be helpful for the development of welfare statistics.