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Factors Affecting Baby Boomer's Life Satisfaction: Focusing on Gender Difference

베이비부머의 삶의 만족도에 영향을 미치는 요인: 성별 차이를 중심으로

  • 이성규 (서울시립대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2014.08.04
  • Accepted : 2014.10.20
  • Published : 2014.10.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate factors affecting Korean Baby Boomers' life satisfaction. Using data from Demographic Profiles and Welfare Needs of Middle Aged Persons(2010), this study focuses on whether there is a gender difference in predictors of life satisfaction. Analysis results show that there is a significant variability in predictors of life satisfaction by gender. Couple satisfaction, self-rated health status, and expectations for the standard of living after 10 years were significant for both male and female models. It was noticeable to report that internet use level and monthly household income were unique predictors for male model; spouse parent care burden and parent-child satisfaction were unique predictors for female model. These findings suggest that it is vital for policy planners to take gender differences into account when designing and formulating public policies for Korean Baby Boomer.

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