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A Study on the Basic Livelihood Security for Absolute Poor Disabled Householders - Focused on the 2015 Korea Welfare Panel Study Data -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(8), pp.245-273
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Kyong Jun Lee 1

1중부대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study discovers the effects of the basic livelihood security on absolute poverty of disabled householders using a survey of 581 disabled householders. The ‘2015 Korea Welfare Panel Study’ data were used for an empirical analysis of a total of 12 socio-demographic, economic and welfare variables. 328 persons of the sample (56.5%) were poor and 253 persons (43.5%) were non-poor. 383 persons (65.9%) of the sample had a high work capability, 81 persons (13.9%) had a capability of simple work, 81 persons (13.9%) failed to show a capability of simple work, and 36 persons (6.2%) had the incompetence of work. The most frequent state of participation in main economic activities was "economically inactive" (284 persons; 48.9%), followed by self-employed (129 persons; 22.2%), regular job (56 persons; 9.6%), daily job (45 persons; 7.7%) and temporary job (42 persons; 7.2%), employer (5 persons; 0.9%), unpaid family worker (5 persons; 0.9%) and the unemployed (3 persons; 0.5%). As for the monthly income of households, the options of less than 1 million won, 1 million won~2 million won, 2 million won~3 million won, 3 million won~4 million won and more than 4 million won were chosen by 375 persons (64.5%), 82 persons (14.1%), 49 persons (8.4%), 27 persons (4.6%) and 48 persons (8.3%), respectively. In light of these results, the absolute poverty rate of disabled householders continues to increase, despite the governmental support on the settlement of welfare system in Korea. The aging trend and the long-term economic downturn are the main reasons to affect further increase in the absolute poverty rate of disabled householders.

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