Job-seeking Support for Military spouses

군인가족(배우자) 취업 지원

  • Nam, Eung Woo (Dept. of Public Administration, Kon Yang University) ;
  • Lee, Youn Hwan (Dept. of Military Defense & Police Administration, Kon Yang University)
  • 남응우 (건양대학교 대학원 행정학과) ;
  • 이윤환 (건양대학교 국방경찰행정학부)
  • Received : 2014.07.09
  • Accepted : 2014.09.20
  • Published : 2014.09.28


As studies on welfare systems for military families were only focused and limited on improvements of welfare facilities and military apartments, or psycho-therapies for families living apart, the supporting policies and efforts on creating jobs for military families(spouses) were insufficient till now. The best welfare for military spouses is the active well-being through the provision of employment opportunities, rather than providing certain rewards. Especially, South Korea should boost national competitiveness through increasing the engagement rate of women's economic activities. To expand these kinds of employment chances, actual plans to overcome the factors that restrict job opportunities for the families living apart, moving frequently, or living in rural areas should be urged. Accordingly, there should be a change of recognition toward military welfare service, enactment of applying discharged soldier's expanded employment programs for military spouses, cooperation with municipal governments and relevant institutions for creating jobs, and provision of promising job openings in association with a military reform. To achieve these, the cooperation of the government agencies, municipal governments, and military units are being emphasized.


Military Spouse;Professional Soldier;Creat Job;Job support for discharged soldiers


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