Impact of Expansions of the Personal Assistance Service for the Disabled on Unmet Care in South Korea

41 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2021 Last revised: 6 Feb 2023

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Baran Han

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Eunkyeong Lee

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 1, 2021

Abstract

During the feudal Edo period (1603-1868) in Japan, the shogunate government relied for regional control on hereditary feudal barons as well as its own bakufu bureaucracy. Compared with hereditary lords, bakufu officials had shorter and uncertain tenure. Examining easily available historical data, the paper finds that regions ruled by bakufu bureaucrats are associated with (a) slower population growth, (b) slower growth in productive capacity, and (c) higher incidences of civil unrest. The evidence supports Mancur Olson’s thesis that those with coercive power will be lead by their ”encompassing interest” to provide growth-friendly environment when they are assured of a
stable, long-term tenure.

Keywords: bureaucracy, Mancur Olson, feudalism, taxation, population, economic growth

JEL Classification: H2,N4,P5

Suggested Citation

Han, Baran and Lee, Eunkyeong, Impact of Expansions of the Personal Assistance Service for the Disabled on Unmet Care in South Korea (November 1, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3995022 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3995022

Baran Han (Contact Author)

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Eunkyeong Lee

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