Korean's Life Satisfaction with Public Social Expenditure on Minority People

By Jinman Kyonne.

Published by The International Journal of Community Diversity

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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

The International Journal of Community Diversity, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp.65-74. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 473.735KB).

Prof. Jinman Kyonne

Professor, Department of Public Administration, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

Jinman Kyonne is a professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies(HUFS) in South Korea. He has achieved bachelor and master degree in Public Administration at HUFS and master and Ph. D. degree in Social Work at the University of Missouri-Columbia in U.S. Research and teaching interests include social welfare policy, child care, program evaluation, policy analysis, organization theories and international social work. His research has appeared in various journals including Perspectives on Social Work, Global Studies Journal, and International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations.