• Kim Sung-won 
  • By this author: 2 Latest posted: 2016.12.15
Associate professor in the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Meiji Gakuin University. Born in Seoul, South Korea. After earning a degree in social welfare at Yonsei University, completed his master’s and doctorate in sociology at the University of Tokyo. Held posts in the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science and Tokyo Keizai University’s Faculty of Economics before taking his current position. Specializes in welfare sociology and comparative welfare state studies. His most recent book is Fukushi kokka no Nik-Kan hikaku: “Kōhatsukoku” ni okeru koyō hoshō, shakai hoshō (Comparing Welfare States in Japan and Korea: Employment and Social Security in “Late-Developing Nations”).
The Wolgye Social Welfare Center’s “Beautiful Neighbors” Program2016.12.15

In South Korea, the late 1980s saw the beginning of a trend toward supporting the social welfare of communities by establishing local centers for that purpose. The Wolgye Social Welfare Center in Nowon, Seoul, is one such facility. The success of its “Beautiful Neighbors” program, in which people contribute to social welfare by donating goods and services that local residents need, has made it a m…

A Place for Older Koreans: Memories Plus2016.11.30

Jongno, Seoul, is home to a rich array of support services for the senior citizens who gather there. One such establishment is Memories Plus, which, with support from the private sector, offers patrons inexpensive refreshments and a place to relax. The success Memories Plus has found encouraging interaction between its patrons and creating employment for older residents is attracting attention.

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