South Korea

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Smoking, Life Expectancy, and Chronic Disease in South Korea, Singapore, and the United States: A Microsimulation Model

November 2019

The substantial social and economic burden attributable to smoking is well‐known, with heavy smokers at higher risk of chronic disease and premature mortality than light smokers and nonsmokers.

The Effect of Sleep Duration on Body Weight in Adolescents: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

February 2014

June 2020 Update: Dr. Do wins the 2020 Rothman Epidemiology Prize for this article that has been selected as the best paper published in the journal Epidemiology in 2019.

Prescribing Institutions: Explaining the Evolution of Physician Dispensing (journal article)

December 2011

Health systems provide a rich field for testing hypotheses of institutional economics.

Prescribing Institutions: Explaining the Evolution of Physician Dispensing (working paper)

October 2011

A condensed version of this paper is published in the Journal of Institutional Economics (2012) 8(2): 247-270.

Educational Disparities in Quality of Diabetes Care in a Universal Health Insurance System: Evidence from the 2005 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

August 2011

Objective To investigate educational disparities in the care process and health outcomes among patients with diabetes in the context of South Korea's universal health insurance system.

Private Health Insurance in South Korea: An International Comparison

January 2011

OUR APOLOGIES: THIS WORKING PAPER HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY REMOVED PENDING PEER REVIEW FOR PUBLICATION.

Aging Asia: The Economic and Social Implications of Rapid Demographic Change in China, Japan, and South Korea

December 2010

In the past fifty years, two factors have led to global population aging: a decline in fertility to levels close to—or even below—replacement and a decline in mortality that has increased world...

The Effect of Coresidence with an Adult Child on Depressive Symptoms among Older Widowed Women in South Korea: An Instrumental Variable Estimation

November 2010

The objective of this paper is to estimate the causal effect of coresidence with an adult child on depressive symptoms among older widowed women in South Korea.

Jobs and Kids: Female Employment and Fertility in Rural China

June 2010

Understanding the relationship between female employment and fertility is a vital ingredient for effective population policy.

Prescribing Cultures and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific

August 2009

Pharmaceutical policies are interlinked globally and at the same time deeply rooted in local culture.

Aging Risk and Health Care Cost in Korea

February 2009

To analyze the impact of population aging on medical costs in South Korea, the authors use several approaches.

The Effect of Informal Caregiving on Labor Market Outcomes in South Korea

December 2008

Embedded in traditional culture perpetuating family-centered elderly care, informal care is still viewed as a family or moral issue rather than a social and policy issue in South Korea.

Healthcare Payment Incentives: A Comparative Analysis of Reforms in Taiwan, South Korea and China

December 2004

Payment incentives have significant consequences for the equity and efficiency of a health care system, and have recently come to the fore in health policy reforms.