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A study on the Wellness Change of Life in the Baby Boomer Generation

베이비부머 세대 삶의 웰니스 변화에 관한 연구

  • Jang, Yu-Mi (Department of Social Welfare, Changshin University) ;
  • Hur, Young-Lim (Department of Nursing, Changshin University) ;
  • Jung, Myun-Sook (College of Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University)
  • Received : 2014.11.13
  • Accepted : 2015.03.20
  • Published : 2015.03.28

Abstract

This study attempts to find how the government policies regarding population aging may affect the life patterns of the baby boomers and what factors play a significant role in providing life wellness. This study uses the data provided by Korea Welfare Panel Study published between the years 2006 and 2011. First, according to the analysis of the data from Korea Welfare Panel Study in the year 2006, the factors affecting the life wellness are family relations, health and social relations. However, between the years 2007 and 2009, the major factor is not the present income providing security or life satisfaction. Second, the next significant factor in improving the wellness of life is family relations after health or occupation. Therefore, the government should provide them with re-employment programs prior to their retirement through which baby boomers can find employment similar or different to their present occupations. For improving the wellness of life, the most significant factor is family relations.

Keywords

baby boomers;senior employment policy;family-friendly policy;wellness of life;occupation

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