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A Preliminary Study on Koreans' Pro-Welfare Attitude Cleavage and its Path Structure

Ahn, Sang-Hoon 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims at statistically evaluating applicability of welfare status theory of welfare politics in the Korean context, by using Korea Welfare Panel Survey of 2006. Welfare status theory is one of the representative approach of non-class political view of welfare politics. It is composed of 3 dimensions of welfare-related interests, that is, status as welfare beneficiary, status as welfare taxpayer, and status as welfare service provider. This study explores the path structure of welfare political variables, by analysing confirmative path model which is based on the theoretical implications from the welfare status theory. Analytical results of the study are to be summarized as follows. Firstly, total model fit is acceptable, which means the analyzed model adequately reflects the data. Secondly, independent variables such as age, gender, education level, disability level are all statistically significant and theoretically plausible. Thirdly, public employment and public assistance benefit level are also statistically and theoretically acceptable, which confirms the validity of theory of welfare status. Although the variable of income level is not significant and reveals the opposite sign of coefficient, we can conclude that welfare-status-based politics exists and is working in Korean context, too.

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