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A Case Study on the Homeless Homelessness of Finland

  • Journal of the Scandinavian Society of Korea
  • Abbr : JSSK
  • 2019, (24), pp.127-158
  • Publisher : The Scandinavian Society of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > North Europe(Scandinavian)
  • Received : November 30, 2019
  • Accepted : December 25, 2019
  • Published : December 31, 2019

JEONGGI LIM 1

1용인대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study looked at the homeless system in Finland. Finland's homeless support system is based on the Housing First model. The model is to provide housing to homeless people first, and then provide health and psychology social services based on community needs. The Finnish government began active intervention in the late 1980s, recognizing that the increase in homelessness in Finnish society since the 1970s and its cause was a housing problem. The Finnish government chose a residential priority model after the 1990s with the aim of eradicating homeless people for more than 30 years, and began to provide homeless people with independent housing space in cooperation with local governments and civic groups. Now, the number of homeless people in Finland has dropped considerably. The following are some implications of Finland's homeless support system for Korea. While Korea's welfare support system for homeless people is oriented toward the Finnish ideology and principle of priority in housing, we believe that in reality more support policies are needed for existing services. This research could now be the starting point for theoretical discussions on the Korean homeless model by introducing an advanced model of Finland's residential priority for Korea's homeless support system, which seeks to start social discussions and take on a new form of delivery system.

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