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A Study on the Effectiveness of Care Services in Elementary Schools and Efficient Policy Measures: Focusing on the Seoul Case

December 31, 2019

  • Author HAN. Sungmin
  • Series No. Policy Study 2019-04
  • Language Korean
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Policy Study
A Study on the Effectiveness of Care Services in Elementary Schools and Efficient Policy Measures: Focusing on the Seoul Case

December 31, 2019

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This study discusses Korea’s elementary care service which provides a variety of care services to elementary school students needing care to reduce the burden of parenting. In 2017, the government established a policy that bolsters the care infrastructure to expand elementary care, community-linked and “village care” classrooms. However, the policy lacks detailed discussions on the shortfalls and measures to expand. In this regard, this study focuses on preparing effective policy plans based on an analysis of the impact of care services on women's economic activities, and on the effects of private education. In particular, in order to see the effects of the increase in regular class hours, which was recently discussed, this study is of great significance in the analysis on the effects of the increased regular class hours on decisions about after school hours.

In summary, the use of elementary care classrooms is found to contribute to the increase in women’s working hours, and it is most effective for working couples. In terms of private education, the use of elementary care and after school classrooms have been shown to affect the cost of private education, and care services play a part in reducing the burden of raising children. Finally, prolonged school hours have resulted in parents becoming more inclined to choose private academies than care services, suggesting that there may be unforeseen effects due to the increase in regular class hours.

Based on the results of the above, the implications for the effective operation of the elementary care policy are as follows. Targets should be expanded by easing the eligibility for primary care classes, and care services for non-semester hours. In addition, the quality of care services should be improved; the appropriate number of care teachers must be secured and; care classes should be integrated in the mid- to long-term. Finally, a discussion is presented on the integrated cooperation of line ministries.
 
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