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National Assembly Futures Institute co-hosted ‘National Quality of Life Measurement Forum'

Date : 2020-06-25 Writer : NAFI

National Assembly Futures Institute co-hosted ‘National Quality of Life Measurement Forum'

- share the current status of national quality of life & discuss quality of life in the youth


The National Assembly Futures Institute (President Kim Hyun-Gon) will co-hold the '6th National Quality of Life Measurement Forum' as online event on June 25 (Thur.) with Statics Korea (Commissioner Kang Shin-Wook) and the Korean Quality of Life Association (Chairman Han Jun). The 'National Quality of Life Measurement Forum' organized by Statics Korea·Statics Research Institute is a place where government agencies, research institutes, and academia participate to share research experiences and expertise related to quality of life measurement and application in policies, and has been held regularly since 2015.

The theme of this forum is 'Current Status of Quality of Life in Korea and the Quality of Life in Youth'. In the first session, the current status of the quality of life in Korea is shared through international and regional comparisons, and method of application of these in policy is discussed. In the second session, the current status of quality of life in youth and how to measure it will be discussed.

Recently, the society has emphasized the improvement of quality of life experienced by the people, and the necessities of detailed measurement on quality of life and application in policies have been raised. It is necessary to derive policy implications and improvement tasks  cross country studies on quality of life and analysis of current status on in Korea. In addition, we need to come up with an effective plan to measure the quality of life in youth and design a policy to improve the quality of life in the youth through an analysis on the actual condition of the housing and labor of the youth etc.

This forum will be held online due to the COVID-19. Anyone can participate in this online forum in real-time on the website of the 6th National Quality of Life Measurement Forum (http://www.kostatforum.kr). End.


【Attachment 1】 Outline of The 6th National Quality of Life Measurement Forum
【Attachment 2】 Summary of Presentation for The 6th National Quality of Life Measurement Forum


Attachment 1

Outline of the Forum

□ Purpose

○ Deriving policy implications cross country studies on quality of life and analysis of current status in Korea, and seeking ways to utilize them


○ Deducting of the political implication to measure the quality of life in youth and improve the quality of life in the youth through analysis on the actual condition of the housing and labor of the youth etc.

□ Topic : current status of quality of life in Korea & quality of life in youth

□ Date : at 13:40∼18:00 on June 25 (Thur.), 2020

□ Host : Statics Korea Statics Research Institute, the Korean Quality of Life Association, National Assembly Futures Institute

□ How to participate : participate in real-time on the website (http://www.kostatforum.kr).

□ Program Schedule

time

topic and contents of presentation

presenter & chairman



13:40∼13:50

opening speech (10’)

Commissioner of Statics Korea, Kang Shin-Wook

13:50~14:00

congratulatory remarks (10’)

president of the NAFI Kim Hyun-Gon

Chairman of Korean Quality of Life Association Han Jun

14:00∼14:20

keynote speech (20’)

- implementing inclusive nation through revolution on quality of life -

chairman of the board of the NRC Seong Kyeong-Ryung


session 1

Current Status of Quality of Life in Korea

chaired by : Prof. Han Jun

14:30~16:10

‣Korea's happiness index from cross

country studies (20’)

Prof. Park Myung-Ho(Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

‣Korea Happiness Map 1.0 Composition and Policy Implication (20’)

Pro. Koo Kyo-Jun(Korea University)

‣Current Status of National Quality of Life

Index Measurement

Deputy Director Shim Soo-Jin(Statics Research Institute)

‣comprehensive discussion(40’)

Research Fellow Jeong Hae-Sik (Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs)

Associate Research Fellow Huh Jong-Ho (National Assembly Futures Institute)



session 2

Current Status of Quality of Life in the Youth & How to Measure it

Chaired by : Director Jeon Young-Il

16:20∼18:00

‣analyzing the gap in quality of life in the

youth (20’)

Dr. Byeon Geum-Seon (National Youth Policy Institute )

‣analyzing the housing reality in the youth by

household type(20’)

Dr. Park Mi-Seon (Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements)

‣reality of employment and living in the

youth (20’)

Dr. Kim Yoo-Bin (the Korea Labor Institute)

‣comprehensive discussion(40’)

Prof. Jung In-Kwan (Soongsil Uni.)

Assistant Research Fellow Park Gi-Tae (National Assembly Futures Institute)

Attachment 2

Summary of Presentation

<Keynote Lecture> Revolution on Quality of Life & Implementing Inclusive Nation (Chairman of the board of the NRC Seong Kyeong-Ryung)

□ Reality in Korea

◦ Deterioration in quality of life (life satisfaction, social support, air pollution in the 2018 OECD BLI), declining fertility rates, natural decrease in populations, declining happiness, and increasing suicide rates

□ Policy shift to realize an inclusive nation and an innovative economy

◦ Tax and finance, social security, employment, and innovation policies are required

◦ Social dialogue and inclusive leadership are necessary for the transition to an inclusive nation and an innovative economy.


<Session 1> Current Status of Quality of Life in Korea

□ (Korea's happiness index from cross country studies; Professor of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Park Myung-Ho) Preparing happiness index including factors such as social inequality and polarization, and analyzing factors that determine happiness in Korea from cross country studies

◦ preparing a new happiness indicator composed of positive and negative factors

◦ establishing a happiness index system and analyzing factors affecting the level of happiness in Korea from cross country studies with OECD members and other countries similar to Korea.

□ (Korea Happiness Map 1.0 Composition and Policy Implications, Professor of Korea University Koo Kyo-Jun) Creating a happiness map by deriving the national happiness index by region, and sharing the analysis results on happiness inequality

◦ introduction of methodology for deriving the national happiness index

◦ presenting a national happiness map by region and area* of Korea

* health, safety, environment, economy, education, relationship and

social participation, leisure, life satisfaction

◦ introduction of analysis results on inequality and difference in happiness


□ (Current Status of National Quality of Life Index Measurement, Deputy Director of Statics Research Institute Shim Soo-Jin) Introducing the current status of the “National Quality of Life Index” being prepared by the Statics Research Institute, as well as the index reorganization and preparation result of “How's Life? 2020”

◦ presenting backgrounds to preparing the quality of life index, index reformation and measurement results

◦ presenting an index reformation direction of OECD “How's Life? 2020” and a result for Korea

◦ deducing implications by comparing the national quality of life index with the OECD index

<Session 2> Current Status of Quality of Life in the Youth & How to Measure it

□ (Gap in the quality of life among the youth, Associate Research Fellow of the National Youth Policy Institute Byeon Geum-Seon, ) Analyzing the factors that determine the risk of multiple gaps in quality of life and introducing the issues of measuring the quality of life in the youth by using a study of youth socio-economic reality.

◦ measuring the quality of life in six areas including economy and health by using a study of youth socio-economic reality 2017

◦ analyzing the factors that determine the risk of multiple gaps by demographic characteristics, and introducing the issues of measuring the quality of life in the youth


□ (Analysis of housing reality in the youth by household type, Research Fellow of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements Park Mi-Seon) Studying changes in conditions surrounding housing and analyzing housing reality in the youth by household type such as single-person households, couple households, cohabiting couple households and other cohabiting couple households

◦ raising housing issues for the youth according to the changes in social conditions

◦ analyzing the actual condition of housing type and occupancy type, residential area consumption, and housing cost burden by household type of the youth

□ (Job and Living Conditions of the Youth, Research Fellow of the Korea Labor Institute Kim Yoo-Bin) Examining the current status of youth employment through the Economic Activity Census, and suggesting plans for future youth policies


◦ presenting reality of the youth job such as the employment status of the youth and the effects of employment ripple etc.

◦ suggesting future direction of youth policy including employment measures for the youth\