Social Security System
; Administrative Data
; Evidence-based Policy
; Integrated Data
Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs
Health and Welfare Policy Forum 2023.11 No.325, pp.20-34
This article examines social security administrative data in terms of its characteristics and the background of its formation and seeks ways to overcome its current limitations to improve its use in research. In particular, we examine past deficiencies in social security data, the subsequent need for a social security administrative database, and recent amendments to the Framework Act on Social Security that supported its creation. This study highlights the advantages of having a cross-sectional database of social security administrative records, currently under construction as mandated by law, and discusses necessary improvements. Given the policy challenges in the field of social security, social security administrative records should also be structured into panel data in a way that combines with administrative data on facility residents and survey findings. Furthermore, there is a need for a committee to oversee the suggested improvements.