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Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing


The Republic of Korea is experiencing a fast process of population ageing. The urgency triggered both the Presidential Committee on Ageing Society and Population Policy and the Ministry of Employment and Labor to create a panel survey on middle and old-age population (ages 45 or over as of 2006). This panel survey, known as the Korean Longitudinal Survey of Ageing (KLoSA), is to have a better understanding of Republic of Korea’s (South Korea) population ageing and to offer an insight for policy-making and academic studies. Thus, the purpose of KLoSA is to create research resources to help predict individual behaviors in the process of population ageing and help develop and implement effective social and economic policy through fact-finding on economic activities of middle- and old-aged adults in Korea. Especially, panel survey on middle- and old-aged adults would provide more valuable than one-off cross-sectional survey in a sense that panel survey allows time-series research...

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Shin, C. (2019). Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing. In: Gu, D., Dupre, M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, Cham.

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