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Subjective poverty alleviation effect of Korean welfare state: Exploratory research using latent class analysis

Jae Wook Suh 1

1재단법인 청주복지재단

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to analyze how effectively the Korean welfare state alleviates subjective poverty felt by citizens. This paper defines subjective poverty as the situation in which household income falls short of the subjective minimum or proper cost of living for citizens themselves. Using the sample of householders in the 11th data of the Korea Welfare Panel Study(2016), this article analyzed the effectiveness of redistribution efforts to alleviate subjective poverty by utilizing the Latent Class Analysis. As a result, the Korean welfare state was playing a fairly effective role in alleviating subjective poverty based on minimum cost of living. However, it has not made much progress in alleviating subjective poverty based on proper living expenses. At the same time, feelings for redistribution efforts differed depending on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. Based on the above findings, this article put forward policy suggestions.

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