This study aims to develop strategies for enhancing the resilience of Korean women by reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors. To this end, resilience-related literature was reviewed and Korean women’s depression-related issues were explored in view of biological and psychosocial factors. The reason why depression is a gender⋅age disease is ascribable to hormone-related biological factors (e.g., unbalance in estrogen) and psychosocial stress factors. Considering that women are inherently vulnerable to such biologically induced depression, there is a need to develop and disseminate prophylactic education and intervention programs before its onset. It is also necessary to set up legal and institutional infrastructure to promote protective factors at the family and social levels, such as countermeasures against domestic and gender-based violence, as well as fundamental measures to promote family and workplace culture tailored to the current situation and existing problems in Korea.
Recently, the frequency of water disaster occurrence and the scale of damage have increased due to the climate change.
However, technology for effectively monitoring the flooding situation and the damage aspect is still insufficient. Since various studies are actively conducted on utilizing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the field of geospatial information, the utilization of UAV is expected to improve the timeliness and accuracy of flood monitoring. This study conducted a flood situation monitoring at Gap River on July 30, 2020 using UAVs. The comparison between the water boundaries derived from UAV images and hydraulic model simulations (FLUMEN) were performed. Results showed that the water boundaries simulated using FLUMEN only resulted to 2.85% difference with UAV images derived water boundaries. Thus, verifying that the UAV images can be used to provide supplementary data in providing spatial extents of stream variables. This study aims to introduce the technology for performing quick flood monitoring and the possibility of its utilization in flood inundation simulation.
This study aims to empirically investigate the determinants of overseas expansion of firefighting industry in South Korea.
For the government, it is important to make this industry and its companies developed by supporting a various strategies.
Among them, supporting overseas expansion is one of the major policies for firefighting industry. However, there have been few studies about this issue. Considering the increasing importance of firefighting industry around the globe, it is necessary to find implications on how to support business in this field. In other words, it is significant to find proper policy support for these people. For the empirical investigation, this study uses logit model and the result shows that the size of the business, R&D, industrial property rights, government support, and the production of firefighting goods were found to be statistically significant for overseas advancement. These results indicate that this study can be used as a useful example to formulate and implement government policy.
Cities are suffering from massive natural disasters, climate change, diversification of social disasters, increased aging facilities, and the emergence of new disasters such as infectious diseases. Urban governments are required to change their policies to effectively prevent disasters and to provide substantial recovery and relief systems. However, social and economic policy alternatives related to the lives of citizens have not been specific in South Korea. This study suggests that citizens and communities with cultural consensus have a strong sense of pride in the region, and that expanding participation based on it is desirable to overcome urban disasters. According to the analysis results, cultural properties have a low relationship with urban crisis management, and cultural factors do not seem to have much impact on the disaster management processes. This study suggests the creation of new values based on cultural assets, expansion of exchange areas for cultural values and disaster resilience, understanding of culture to reflect regional specificities and differences, linkage between disaster education with culture and arts education, and change in various ways of civic participation.