A caring welfare state in South Korea: challenges and prospects

Author: Hee-Kang Kim1
View author details View Less
  • 1 Korea University, Republic of Korea
Restricted access
Get eTOC alerts
Rights and permissions Cite this article

The purpose of this article is to examine the implications of care ethics in a Korean welfare state. It shows how Confucianism, developmentalism and neoliberalism can both promote and restrict the establishment of a Korean caring welfare state. Despite the fact that these Korean contexts can either support or undercut the development of a caring welfare state, it is clear that none of these contexts places particular importance on the value of care and care relationships. In the Confucian and neoliberal contexts, care is a family or private issue, while developmentalism fails to appreciate care due to its prioritisation of economic development.

  • 1 Korea University, Republic of Korea

Content Metrics

May 2022 onwards Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 37 37 8
Full Text Views 10 10 0
PDF Downloads 9 9 0

Altmetrics

Dimensions