Development and Society

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Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1, June

Direction for Reforming Reward Policy for Veterans in Korea *
IntroductionSoldiers of war and public casualties1 refer to soldiers who are killed or injured while serving their country in armed forces during both peacetime and wartime. South Korea had numerous fatalities and wounded soldiers during the Korean War...
Housing Estates as Experimental Fields of Social Research *
1. IntroductionThis paper discusses researchers' relationship with their research object and its transformation in empirical sociology by examining studies on "danchi" (housing estates) conducted by Japanese sociologists.In the 1950s, housing policy...
Legal and Ethical Issues regarding End-of-Life Care in Korea *
IntroductionLegislation regarding withdrawing or withholding life-sustaining treatment has been a controversial issue in Korea. The Congress passed the Hospice- Palliative Care and Decision on Life-sustaining Treatment Care of Dying Patients Act (hereinafter...
Quality of Civil Society and Participatory Democracy in ISSP Countries *
IntroductionWhat is the primary role of voluntary associations for democracy? Do voluntary associations improve the quality of representative democracy? Voluntary associations undergird the creation and maintenance of democracy (Chambers and Kymlicka...
Theoretical and Empirical Examinations of Happiness in Korea *
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionHappiness emerged as a topic of academic discourse in 1960s, when the project of modernity, led by the ideology of enlightenment, became suspect. Since late 1990s, neo-liberalism has increased the...
Will the Pain of Losing a Husband Last Forever? the Effect of Transition to Widowhood on Mental Health *
IntroductionMarried people, on average, have better mental health than their unmarried counterparts (Lillard and Waite 1995; Ross, Mirowsky and Goldsteen 1990; Schoenborn 2004). The marital resource model explains that this health advantage comes from...
Worker Militancy at the Margins: Struggles of Non-Regular Workers in South Korea
Introduction[Episode 1] On August 26th, 2013, two Jaeneung Education Workers Union activists came down from the bell tower of Hyewha Cathedral after their 202day aerial protest, as the company and the union agreed to conclude the dispute by reinstating...
Work-Related Attitudes of Non-Regular and Regular Workers in Korea: Exploring Distributive Justice as a Mediator *
IntroductionSince the late-1990s when the Korean economy faced financial crisis, the problem of the non-regular workforce has become one of the most controversial issues in Korean society. 'Non-regular workers' are all workers who are not in full-time...
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