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Social assistance in Korea in comparative perspective

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  • Social assistance in Korea in comparative perspective
  • Jung, In-Young
  • University of York


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Title Social assistance in Korea in comparative perspective
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Jung, In-Young

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[York, U.K.]:University of York

Date 2007-02
Pages 301
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Social Development < Social Welfare
Holding University of York

Abstract

This thesis focuses on a new general social assistance scheme in Korea, which replaced the previous categorical assistance scheme in 1999. First it compares the previous and current assistance schemes in Korea to explore whether or not there has been a regime shift within Korean social assistance. Second it compares current general assistance in Korea with eight OECD countries, in terms of expenditure and the claimant numbers, conditions of eligibility and entitlement and benefit levels in order to see how far Korea constitutes a unique case. This forms the basis to place Korea within social assistance regime theory. In the second part of the study, using the NRB data, this study compares recipient and low-income non-recipient households with regard to the socio-economic-demographic features and the determinants of being in poverty. (The rest omitted)