A Preliminary Study on the Influence of the Physical Housing Poverty on Children

Jee Won Lee, Eun Ji Jang, Da Un Yoo

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Physical poverty in a residential environment has many negative effects on a child’s development. This is a preliminary study to empirically identify the negative impact a residential environment has on children in physical housing poverty in Korea. Based on the 2020 Korea Housing Survey data and analysis of 35 previous studies, the seriousness of the residential environment problems that children face in physical housing poverty was estimated and suggestions for future studies in architecture with administrative rules such as minimum housing standards in Korea was presented. The results revealed the necessity to consider the importance or influence of each physical residential environmental factor while organizing these factors more systematically. Additionally, it is necessary to consider the characteristics of Korean housing such as underground and semi-underground housing, differences according to Korea's ondol system, and the high preferences for apartments. Lastly, the minimum housing standards in Korea need to be supplemented and improved based on the contents revealed through previous studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Architectural Institute of Korea
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2023

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  • Children
  • Housing
  • Housing Characteristic
  • Housing Environment
  • Housing Poverty
  • Housing Safety
  • Required Facilities
  • Residential Density


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