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Poverty amongst the elderly in South Korea : The perception, prevalence, and causes and solutions

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  • Poverty amongst the elderly in South Korea
  • Lee, Sun Jae
  • International Journal of Social Science and Humanity


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Title Poverty amongst the elderly in South Korea
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The perception, prevalence, and causes and solutions

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Lee, Sun Jae

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International Journal of Social Science and Humanity

Date 2014-05
Journal Title; Vol./Issue International Journal of Social Science and Humanity:vol.4(no.3)
Pages 4
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < General
Social Development < Social Welfare
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Abstract

When attempting to volunteer with a senior citizen welfare center in Seoul, I was originally turned away due to my age. Once persuading the center to allow me to volunteer, I began to realize that there was a bigger issue at hand than simply assisting the elderly. The issue of the high rate of poverty amongst these individuals and many others across South Korea was alarming and motivated me to investigate further into the root cause of the issue, what is currently being done to combat it, and what can be done further to lessen or eradicate this problem. Nearly half of South Koreans at the of 65 or more, are living in poverty; which is the highest among member nations of Organization for economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)