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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-17
Comparative Analysis of Poverty in Elderly Households in Korea and Japan


This study aims to empirically analyze the dynamic mechanism of poverty in elderly households in Korea and its causal relationship with poverty risks or determinants from a comparative perspective of the case in Japan, both of which have undergone rapid demographic changes (i.e. population aging and shrinking family size) accompanied by widespread poverty and prevalent income disparity in elderly households.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] WATANABE Yuichi
[ Co-researchers ] Sungho Cho (Associate Research Fellow, Population Policy Research Department, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs)


  • Articles to be submitted to academic journals