ㅁMain Contents In his address to the nation on Independence Day, August 15, 2011, the President of the Republic of Korea proclaimed 'shared growth' as the keynote of national policy for the second half of his term. In shared growth every member of the society is respected and valued for their diversities. Breaking away from the framework of the survival of the fittest, it is where future-oriented paradigms can blossom. The purpose of this study is to identify weaknesses in the health and welfare sector and draw up agendas to address these weaknesses for 'shared growth' at the national level. The study first defines 'shared growth' and identifies weak areas in the health and welfare sector that may hold back 'shared growth'. It then works out national as well as sectoral strategies to address these weaknesses and obtains diverse perspectives on measures for 'shared growth' from different stakeholders.
ㅁPolicy Suggestions － Policy measures to promote equity for shared growth based on the analysis of weaknesses in equity in the health and welfare sector, including measures to lower gaps among different income groups, ways to reach those staying outside of institutional medical services, and measures to enhance health and welfare services for the small self-employed － Policy measures to enhance, soften, establish or abolish regulations to secure reasonable regulatory intervention in major health and welfare sectors, including medical, welfare, and food services sectors － Financing plans to achieve sustainability and equity, including financing and stability measures to reduce gaps among different income groups － Institutional improvements to reduce gaps, including measures to promulgate reasonable regulations for shared growth and prepare institutional arrangements for shared growth between big and small businesses － Implementation plans of the strategy of promoting equity for shared growth, including plans to utilize social enterprises, volunteering, etc.
ㅁPolicy Contribution － Social consensus on measures to promote shared growth － Promoting a just society through the identification and policy improvements of the factors that hold back shared growth － Korea's advancing into a developed country through shared growth － Raised satisfaction with health and welfare policies