The purpose of this study is to explore the relation between rapid social change without proper social assistance and the resulting low level of people's life satisfaction. More specifically, the study tested whether insufficient social assistance decreases the country people’s life satisfaction by analyzing data from OECD fact books. Social isolation theory is adopted to explain the social service needs for protecting people who are suffering from financial deficiency. The lack of social support would be more critical to the minority people in finance, age, gender, and race because they have not sufficient money or resource to obtain assistance, which makes them isolated from the social system.
|Keywords:||Life Satisfaction, Public Social Expenditure, Minority People|
Professor, Department of Public Administration, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea