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TitleThe Quality of Life in Korea [electronic resource] : Comparative and Dynamic Perspectives / edited by Doh Chull Shin, Conrad P. Rutkowski, Chong-Min Park
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript VI, 537 p. online resource


This is the first volume ever published to examine the objective and subjective qualities of Korean life from both comparative and dynamic perspectives. It presents non-Western policy alternatives to enhancing the quality of citizens' lives, distinguishing Korea as an Asian model of economic prosperity and political democracy. The book is intended for academics, policy makers and the general public interested in recent developments in Korea


The Quality of Life in Korea: Comparative and Dynamic Perspectives -- I. The Transformation of Korean Life -- Demographic Trends and Their Social Implications -- Social Change and Stratification -- Economic Crisis and Its Consequences -- Democratization and Its Consequences -- Stability and Change in Korean Values -- II. Quality of Life Across Life Domains -- Family Structure and Relations -- Religious Influences on Personal and Societal Well-Being -- Health and Health Care -- Educational Attainment and Policy -- Income, Consumption, and Poverty -- Changing Conditions and Quality of Housing -- Crime and Crime Control -- Social Welfare System -- Quality of Local Government and Democratic Citizenship -- Environmental Conditions and Governmental Fiscal Policy -- Media, The Public, and Freedom of the Press -- III. Quality of Life Across Population Groups -- Women in the Workplace: Gender and Wage Differentials -- Quality of Life Among Government Employees -- Value Consensus and Diversity Between Generations and Genders -- Patterns of Family Support and the Quality of Life of the Elderly -- Subjective Weil-Being Among College Students -- IV. The Quality of Korean Life in Comparative Perspective -- Objective Quality of Life in Korea and the OECD Countries -- Subjective Quality of Korean Life in 1981 and 2001

Social sciences Medical research Microeconomics Economic policy Anthropology Sociology Quality of life Cross-cultural psychology Social Sciences Anthropology Quality of Life Research Sociology general Cross Cultural Psychology Microeconomics Economic Policy


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