Panel Study on Korean Children (PSKC) 2017 is conducted to investigate the trajectory of Korean children’s life since birth; the research is a continuous follow-up study that builds up the data to comprehend the process of children’s development and their upbringing environments. It aims to provide implications for the policy design by identifying the characteristics of childrearing environment systems such as parent, family, school and child support policy. The study this year targets 1,525 households participated in 2016 investigation. The followings are some outcomes from the study.
First, 94.4% of household panels were nuclear families consist of parents and children with average income of 492,660,000won per month; additionally, most of the children were enrolled in public elementary schools, 97.8% were using private after-school programs such as Hakwon(learning academies).
Second, children’s mean score of self-esteem was 3.33, perception of general happiness 3.45, and pro-school attitude 3.36 out of 5. The average hour of watching TV was 1.25 hour on weekdays and 2.43 hour on weekend.
Third, overall dwelling environment were found to be in a good environmen and 56.8% of the children had their own bedroom. on the other hand, the convenience of public welfare facilities, accessibility to amusement parks and other performance facilities were relatively low.
In addition, A roadmap for the Korean Children's Panel II so that it continues to be investigated in a coherent framework was established including major developmental characteristics and developmental tasks for each period of childhood and adolescence.
According to the implications from the results of the investigation, we suggested several issues for policies related to improving social support system, strengthening parent support and infrastructure of community. And it is needed to be continuing support to lead longitudinal study and to plan for dissemination of results of longitudinal study.
Table Of Contents
Ⅱ. 2017년(10차년도) 사업보고
Ⅲ. 2016년(9차년도) 일반조사 결과 분석
Ⅳ. 2015~2016년(3차) 심층조사 결과 분석
Ⅴ. 한국아동패널 중장기 계획
Ⅵ. 결론 및 제언