Year of Publication



Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Committee Chair

Dr. J. S. Butler

Executive Summary

The Korean government has recently recognized the importance of residential environment for the disabled, and has begun to establish various housing support policies as a social safety net. In this context, the Korean government has enacted the Housing Support Act for the Underprivileged (HSAU) which includes the disabled in 2012. The goal of this legislative action is to strengthen the Housing Support Policy for the Disabled (HSPD) and establish a legal basis for HSPD (NLIC, 2017). The purpose of this study is to analyze whether the introduction of HSAU has a positive effect on the policy satisfaction for the disabled. This study also identifies the main factors that affect the policy satisfaction for the disabled in terms of the policy determinants. For this, a Multiple Linear Regression Analysis (MLRA) was used to estimate the factors affecting policy satisfaction.

The data used for the analysis are the Housing Survey for the Disabled (HSD) which were conducted in 2009 and 2015 led by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT). This study concluded that the policy satisfaction and quality of life of the beneficiaries increased more than the non-beneficiaries after the introduction of HSAU, indicating that the government's housing support policy for the disabled has a policy effect due to the introduction of HSAU. The study also confirmed that the residential satisfaction and the quality of life had a significant effect on the policy satisfaction.

In addition, this study showed that the accessibility of major facilities such as social welfare institutions, and social environment factors including sanitary conditions and pollution are more influential on residential satisfaction than other factors. The health status, economic status, and social relations were also statistically significant regarding the perception of quality of life. In conclusion, the Housing Support Policy for the Disabled (HSPD) implemented by the government has a policy effect.