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2012, Vol.19, No.2

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    Cross-sector Job Mobility and Job Satisfaction Change among College Graduates

    Chul Hee Kang | Huh, Sooyeon | Jiman Lee and 2other persons | 2012, 19(2) | pp.9~38 | number of Cited : 4
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    Little research has empirically examined cross-sector job mobility between non-profit and for-profit sector despite the rise and increased importance of this phenomenon in Korea. Using the panel data of Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey(GOMS) by the Korea Employment Information Service, this study attempts to examine changes in job satisfaction(overall score and 10 facet scores) associated with four types(retention at non-profits, turnover from non-profits to for-profits, turnover from for-profits to non-profits, and retention at for-profits) of cross-sector job mobility among college graduates by employing a first difference model. Major results reveal that (1) in the group of retention at non-profits, ‘overall job satisfaction’ is consistently higher; (2) in the group of retention at non-profits, negative change in ‘overall job satisfaction’ is the largest; (3) in the group of ‘for-profits to non-profits,’ negative change in ‘stability of employment’ is the smallest; (3) in the group of ‘non-profits to for-profits,’ negative change in ‘job contents’ is the smallest; (4) in the group of ‘non-profits to for-profits,’ negative change in ‘weekly work hours’ is the largest; (5) in the group of retention at non-profits, negative change in ‘potential growth & development’ is the largest; and (6) in the group of retention at non-profits, negative change in ‘social reputation’ is the smallest;. This study has made a start in a new area of inquiring attempting to explain cross-sector job mobility and raises implications for future research.
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    A study on the differentiation of minority ethnic residential areas in Seoul, Korea ‒ Focusing on Korean Chinese community

    방성훈 | Kim, Soo-Hyun | 2012, 19(2) | pp.39~68 | number of Cited : 22
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    As foreign immigrants increase dramatically, the number of ethnic residential areas also grow rapidly in Korea. Of those foreign workers, the majority is Korean Chinese who can speak Korean language fluently and share common culture as the same ethnicity. As of now they are concentrated on 8 areas in Seoul forming their own community with networks for living and finding job. This paper is to investigate the differences and similarities of Korean Chinese residential areas in Seoul. In order to do that the authors researched two typical areas of Garibong-dong and Jayang-dong. The former is bigger and established earlier, became the symbol of Korean Chinese community. The latter area is relatively small and formed recently. Those staying in Garibong-dong are characterized as; single, moved from main land China directly, small sized residing unit and lower income. The place is mainly for the first incoming people to provide convenient environment for adapting in Seoul. On the other hand those staying in Jayang-dong are characterized as; with families, moved from other parts of Seoul, relatively good residence and higher income. Therefore this place is the second residential area for those who became familiar with living in Seoul. As a result, this paper found the process of differentiation in Korean Chinese communities. This process would be continued as far as foreign immigration continues. Therefore further researches required on more detail process of differentiation for various ethnic groups.
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    A comparative social policy study on determinants of work of old adults

    Soo-Wan Kim | 2012, 19(2) | pp.69~97 | number of Cited : 9
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    This study has sought to analyze factors affecting work and work preference of older adults at national and individual level. A few theoretical hypotheses such as economic need versus job opportunity (or employability), attitude toward paid work, pull effect versus push effect were tested for citizens in eighteen OECD countries with International Social Survey dataset(2005) using multi-level analysis. Main findings are as follows. First, most older adults wanted to work egardless of the socio-economic status, which implies that non-work of older adults would be due to involuntary constraint rather than voluntary choice. Second, there existed class inequality in that the higher class tended to involve paid work more than the lower class did among 55-64 age group. Third, the push factor such as part-time employment ratio, rather than the generosity of social security, explained the work and retirement patterns better. In conclusion, at least from the comparative perspective, the main problem of older adults’ work seems to be of labour demand rather than of labour supply, to be of labour market structure and work opportunity rather than of the pull factor.
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    An Analysis of the Educational Gap between Local Governments: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis(DEA)

    Kim, Soon Yang | Ki-Chan Yoon | 2012, 19(2) | pp.99~136 | number of Cited : 4
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    The aim of this paper is to analyze the educational gap between 250 local governments, by their location and size, in terms of the efficiency of education. For the analysis, this paper employed the data envelopment analysis(DEA), which can consider input and output factors simultaneously, as a research method. Input factor included student number per teacher, student number per class, student number per staff, and donation fund per student, whereas college entrance rate and employment rate were used as output factor. The data were collected through ‘the school information’ website. Research target was confined to high schools, taking into consideration the variables used for output factor. As a result of analysis,while the high schools in local governments around the capital area showed the high density of students in terms of input factor, college entrance rate and employment rate were higher in the high schools of non-capital area. An efficiency score was also higher in the schools of the non-capital area in both aspects of BCC and CCR models. By the size of local governments, high schools in agricultural-type and small-sized local governments were higher in the efficiency of education, compared to those in populated local governments.
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    The Changing Shape of Care-time Diamond: Social Care Expansions in the 21st Century in Korea

    Mi Young An | 2012, 19(2) | pp.137~161 | number of Cited : 9
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    Traditionally, caring for young children and the elderly has been largely assumed and practiced intensively within the family in Korea. The Korean government established residual protection systems for the elderly as well as children whose needs could not be met by their family members alone. However, in the 21st century, a number of social forces have made it ecessary to expand the state’s intervention in the care provisions. The primary forces include the ageing process, low fertility, change in the women’s labour market participation, changes in the family formation and dissolution, and changes in the people’s perceptions of familial responsibilities regarding caring for other family members. This paper employs and further develops the idea of the care diamond conceived by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Project in relation to the political and social economy of care and applies it to Korea’s social care expansions. The analysis demonstrates that the roles of the public and the market sector, in case of child care, increased while those of the third sector decreased. Apropos of the elderly care, the role of the market expanded dramatically, followed by that of and the state and the third sector. Nonetheless, it is important to note that the fundamental characteristics of Korea’s care provision for children and the elderly have remained unchanged and even strengthened where the elderly care is concerned. The bulk of personal care demand is still met within the family, particularly by female members of the household.