Logical Configuration of Livelihood Benefit Standard for the Institutionalized Recipients under the Standard Median Income Scheme and the Level of Benefit by the Adjusted Equivalence Scale of the Institution

기준중위소득 방식을 반영한 보장시설생계급여 지급기준 논리 구성과 시설균등화지수 합리화에 따른 급여수준

Jo, Joon-Yong

  • Received : 2018.12.11
  • Accepted : 2019.01.10
  • Published : 2019.01.28


The purpose of this study is to elaborate the logical configuration of livelihood benefits for the institutionalized recipients under the renewed custom-tailored benefit system of National Basic Livelihood Security System(NBLSS) and to present appropriate level of benefits in terms of coherency of the system. In July 2015, the NBLSS was reformed to adopt a relative level of benefit standard for the general recipients according to certain amount of ratio of standard median income. However, the benefit for the institutionalized recipients was still based on the cost of necessities of absolute poverty level. It is at this juncture that this study suggests livelihood benefits for the institutionalized recipients reflect standard median income to comply with the reform of the NBLSS. To this end, this study firstly derives basic living items for the institutionalized recipients based on the literature review and FGI. Secondly, it calculates the reflection ratio of livelihood benefits utilizing Household Trend Survey's consumption data under 40%. Finally, it applies equivalence scale of households to adjust the under-represented scale for large size institutions. To continue the reflection ratio method, it is necessary to review the consumption trends and the stability of the reflection ratio periodically.


Institutional Benefit;Custom-tailored Benefit;Reflection Ratio;Household Survey;Equivalence Scale


Supported by : 한림대학교