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A Study on R&D program for the aging society (고령사회 대응 연구개발 지원방안 연구)

  • Yoo, Jae-Seong
    • Journal of the Korea Safety Management & Science
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    • v.18 no.3
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    • pp.109-116
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    • 2016
  • The purpose of this study is to explore the research and development(R&D) programs for effectively response of population aging. We analyzed of aging-related R&D support status by National Science and Technology Information Services(NTIS) and reviewed of foreign aging-related R&D programs. It was found that the overall lack of support systems, the R&D support status for Korea's aging society is very low performance and the difference appears in the annual support status, etc. It is very important to enhance the effectiveness of R&D programs in order to effectively prepare for aging society. I suggested support measures of the R&D for aging society by survey research. The result of this study will help in planning of the R&D for aging society and contribute to increasing of welfare for the aged.

R&D Policy of the Korean Government for Aging Society

  • Suh, Jiyoung
    • STI Policy Review
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    • v.4 no.1
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    • pp.14-26
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    • 2013
  • The $1^{st}$ National Plan for Aging Society with Low Fertility, which the Korean government announced in 2006, caused the gradual increase of R&D investment in order to prepare for an aging society in Korea. This study explores if the directions and strategies of R&D projects related to aging are suitable to improve the quality of life for elderly people and establish a sustainable aging society by analyzing the features of R&D investment from 2004 to 2010. The results show that most R&D projects conducted by departments focus on the development of assistive devices for the elderly to support everyday lives. The Korean government's R&D policy to prepare for an aging society is based on the narrow interpretation of Quality of Life (QoL) in an aging society that tries to resolve the socioeconomic problems of the elderly; however, the policies have ignored the independence of active elderly individuals and the social integration of the young and elderly generations. The research shows that a paradigm shift is required from a 'Senior' to 'Aging Society' because almost 1/3 of the Korean population is over 65 years old and the expansion of the research embraces from assistive technologies for the elderly to the design of social infrastructure such as transportation, education and work.

Public Perception and Countermeasures on an 'Aging Society' - A Content Analysis of Newspaper Articles - ('고령화 사회(Aging society)'에 관한 인식과 대책 - 신문기사를 통해 본 동향 분석 -)

  • Chung, Soon-Dool;Park, Hyun-Ju;Kim, Bo-Kyung
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.63 no.4
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    • pp.203-224
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    • 2011
  • This study explored the tendencies of public perception and countermeasures on an aging society by the content analysis of Korea's four major daily newspapers since 2000. Results showed distinguishing growth of the public interest on an aging society. Articles were categorized into five domains - demographic structure, family and individual domain, health domain, economic and financial domain, and social domain. Economic and financial aspects occupied the highest frequency in the total number of articles. The analysis of public perception revealed both negative and positive perspectives on an aging society. In addition, the analysis of the newspaper articles identified particular phenomenon of Korean aging society as distinct rapid aging population, declining fertility rates caused by higher educational expenses, national security problems. Consequently, when we prepare for the alternatives of the aging society, we should pay attention to more various aspects of society based on the understanding of practical problems and needs. Furthermore, researches and discussions focusing on a particular phenomenon of Korea would be required.

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System Dynamic Approaches on Land-Price Volume in Land according to Population of Aging Society (시스템다이내믹스를 활용한 고령화 사회 인구에 따른 지목별 토지거래량에 관한 연구)

  • Choi, Hae-Ok
    • Korean System Dynamics Review
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.75-91
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    • 2015
  • The price-volume in land by land categories is evaluated with dynamic approaches in the era of aging society This research tries to investigate in the respect of major factors such as real estate, macro-economics, and population that is simulated by land categories. The system dynamics approaches on price-volume in land are forecasted until 2020 using the data in the period of 2000-2014. In regard to methodologies, this research adopted system dynamics to evaluate the relationships between price-volume in land and aging society. The meaningful results have been found during the last over 10 year's analysis as the dynamic relations with major factors. Regarding land categories, this research tries to overcome former research limitations. As an implication from the price-volume in land, it confirmed that the multifaceted aspects show that system dynamics approach effectively simulated them by price-volume in land with the population of aging society.

The Aging Society from the Perspective of Urban Infrastructure and Community Environment: Searching for Policy and Technological Innovation

  • Kim, Dohyung;Park, Jiyoung;Bae, Chang-Hee Christine;Wen, Frank
    • Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.79-94
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    • 2020
  • This study reviews how an aging society can be connected to the urban-built environment, transportation system, infrastructure, and climate change topics from the perspective of policy and innovation in science and technology. Each topic was described with the aging society that we will encounter in the near future. Based on the expected discussions, we suggested how policy and technological innovations may interact with the new emerging society. Especially, digital transformation is expected to hyper-connect the aging society beyond physical barriers where numerous policies and innovations in science and technology shed light on the elderly population. We observe, however, that this cannot be achieved only by the government sector; rather, municipal governments and local communities, as well as private sectors, all together need to prepare for the new society of the aging population. Furthermore, an ideal approach is to accommodate multidisciplinary studies that can address the policy and technological innovations simultaneously and collectively. By doing so, we can minimize the negative impacts when an aging society approaches.

Characteristics of Housing Preference for Each Aging Situation before and after Providing Information of Aging Society (고령화사회 관련 정보제공 전·후의 노후상황별 주거선호 특성)

  • Lee, Yeunsook;Shin, Hwa-Kyoung;Lee, Dong-Joo;Yoon, Hae-Kyung;Lee, Joon-Min;Yoo, Hea-Jung
    • KIEAE Journal
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    • v.11 no.5
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    • pp.119-127
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    • 2011
  • The aging population has been increasing in Korea so that it is difficult for people to understand the change of the future society. This study aimed to analyze the characteristics of preliminary retiree's alternative housing preference by providing an accurate information about residential current issues and the seriousness brought by the aging society. It explained the visual information about the aspect of the residential change due to the aging society to 104 preliminary retirees who live in the apartment in Seoul. It surveyed the characteristics of the alternative housing preference following 4 situations of the Old age type(couple/healthy, couple/ill, single/healthy, single/ill). It analyzed the difference of housing preference before and after providing information. The results are as follows: First, a previous apartment is not enough to prepare the aging society and UIBS(unit insertion building system) for the elderly was expected to be a great help to the frail after 2026. Second, the preference of UIBS was increased after providing information of the aging society. Third, in the case of the illness, a big city with medical facilities was preferred not to move in the suburb. Fourth, after providing information, a small size of apartment was preferred but the preferred change of housing ownership was not founded. Last, there was considerable difference before and after providing information under 4 situation of Old age type. These results showed the feasibility of coping with more accurate future society only if a survey should be taken with providing sufficient information about the aging society.

A Study on the Community Spaces for Sustainable Apartment Complex in the Aging Society (고령친화 지속가능한 아파트단지 개발을 위한 공동생활공간에 대한 연구)

  • Kang, Hye-Gyoung;Choi, Sung-Heue
    • Proceeding of Spring/Autumn Annual Conference of KHA
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    • pp.141-146
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the planning of the community spaces for sustainable apartment complex under the aging society. For this, it is needed to identify the practical meaning of community spaces for elderly residents. In many cases, existing apartments' community spaces have been designed without considering the elderly. In order to develop successful environment for aging society, it is necessary for us to precisely review how elderly residents are changing their needs. Survey and depth-interview methods were used for data collection of this study. This study was performed in the five subject apartments located in Haeundae new town, Busan. In planning of community spaces for sustainable apartment complex in the aging society, 1) The population of the elderly in apartment complex has been increased with progress of the aging society, and it has been necessary to enlarge and consider the aging-friendly community space. 2) When the community space is located in a good accessibility, visual openness, multipurpose composition and the center of complex, it was investigated that the degree of its usage was high. 3) Common apartment complex for the elderly was deficient, and the composition and the layout of community spaces were needed, which included sports facility, spaces for leisure culture and study. This study could be utilized as basic data for designing community spaces in apartments from the perspective of sustainable community.

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The Responding Strategies of Musculorskeletal Disease in Aging Society (고령화 사회의 근골격계질환관련 대응전략)

  • Yang, Yeong-Ae
    • Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.505-511
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    • 2010
  • The purpose of this study was to show the occurrences of musculoskeletal disease in aging society and basic information on developments of a systematic prevention program and proposed management measures needed to prevent the disease. The Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency has analyzed cases of industrial accidents that cause musculoskeletal disease, from 1998 to 2007. They found 30,439 people suffering from the disease during those ten years. This information is from the Ministry of Labor's industrial accident analysis and the industrial accident survey from the Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency. The data was analyzed by age and industrial classification. In Korea, according to the studies on aging society, the occurrence of musculoskeletal disease in elderly employee's have increased, so prevention programs are needed. Psychological, mental and cognitive programs are needed, as well as other prevention programs to ensure health in old age. In this study, we were able to see the state of musculoskeletal disease in aging society and the countermeasures to prevent the disease, such as a universal design, guarantees, and recuperation services. Later, we found that studying the various elderly patients would be of great help to us.

R&D Opportunity Identification For Corporate Diversification In Aging Society (고령화 사회 환경에서 유망 R&D 영역 발굴 방법론)

  • Jang, Gyu-Nam;Lee, Yeong-Ho;Kim, Yeong-Jin;Park, Myeong-Sun;Park, Cheol
    • Proceedings of the Korean Operations and Management Science Society Conference
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    • pp.104-107
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    • 2006
  • In this paper, we propose a new framework for to identifying R&D opportunities in aging society. Our framework analyzes megatrend of aging society and then identifies technologies. The framework develops scenarios, creates product/service concept, derives technology theme for identifying specific technologies.

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A Study on the Leisure Policy for the Elderly in Aging Society -based on the actual leisure status of the elderly- (고령화시대 노인의 여가생활향상을 위한 여가정책의 방향 -노인의 여가실태에 근거하여-)

  • 이현아
    • Korean Family Resource Management Association
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    • v.7 no.2
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    • pp.99-115
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    • 2003
  • Leisure is an important part of life for the elderly. The purpose of this study is to suggest directions of leisure policy for the elderly. For this purpose, this study investigated the trends of aging society, and analyzed the characteristics of the elderly in aging society. Also this study examined the level of leisure life among the elderly and their needs for leisure. Finally, this study analyzed the actual condition of public facilities for leisure and the problems in public facilities for the elderly. At the conclusions, this study suggested several directions of leisure policy for the elderly that enhance their leisure life quality.

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