Despite the continued increase of S&T investment, the refinement and
sophistication of S&T policies, and the pervasive importance of S&T in social and
economic life of the contemporary world, social inequalities have not been reduced
but rather deepened or worsened in many parts of the world. Korea is no exception
in this regard and has, especially since the late 1990s, seen a rising tide of criticism
on and social opposition to deepening domestic social and economic inequalities.
These circumstances seem to make 'S&T policies and social inequalities' both
theoretically interesting and practically relevant research subject, but there is in reality
a conspicuous lack of research in this research particularly in Korea. This study is
intended as an attempt to fill this research gap and aims to do an exploratory and
conceptual research for the purpose of better understanding the relations between S&T
policies and social inequalities and, based on such understanding, to search for ways in
which we can make use of S&T policies to reduce such inequalities or increase equities.
This study suggest five such ways in which S&T policies can contribute to reducing
or weakening social inequalities.
- Policies for improving distributional inequalities
- Policies for improving representational inequalities
- Policies for improving structural inequalities
This study concludes with some suggestions for further research.
- 과학기술정책과 사회적 불평등(S&T policies and social inequalities)
- Chang, Young-Bae장영배
과학기술정책과 사회적 불평등(S&T policies and social inequalities)
|Series Title; No||정책자료 / 09-03|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Industry and Technology < Science/Technology
Social Development < Social Welfare