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Social Capital and the Elderly’s Problems

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2016, 12(8), pp.69-82
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Kim SANG-WEON 1

1동의대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This research examined the association between social capital and aging problems in Korea, based on the recent sociological and public heath literature. It tested the hypothesis that old people with more positive perception of social capital in their residential areas have a less serious attitude toward the elderly’s problems. Using the nationwide survey data from 1,060 elderly people in Korea, the relationship between social capital and the elderly’s problems was estimated by the OLS (Ordinary Least Squares) regression models. The results found a significant relationship between social capital and the elderly’s problems. The findings indicated that old people with more positive perception of social capital in their residence had less serious attitude toward the elderly’s problems, which suggests the role of public policy of enhancing social capital in alleviating various aging problems.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.