The purpose of this study is to examine the aspects of child poverty using multidimensional deprivation indicators in Korea with the 7th Korean Welfare Panel Study.
The result from the Latent Class Analysis shows that there are two types of child poverty group in Korea. The first group is classified as households with children who spend a large share of payment for the rental houses from their cost of living. The second group is the households with children who have a variety of deprivation in their lives such as food insecurity, bad housing (but low burden from the payment of rental houses), unstable job security of householder, and so forth.
This study also found that there are differences in developmental outcomes of children and parental characteristics across each type of poverty group. Generally, the second poverty group has worst outcomes in child development and parental investment. This result, however, should be carefully interpreted because of data limitations.
To suggested the future direction for the child poverty policy in Korea, researchers explored the characteristics of poverty policy for the children in Korea and the relative implications for the policy are suggested.
- 우리나라 아동빈곤의 특성(Aspects of child poverty in Korea)
- 정은희; 최새은; 이상균; 하태정
우리나라 아동빈곤의 특성(Aspects of child poverty in Korea)
|Series Title; No||연구보고서 / 2013-30|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Social Welfare|