Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-7
Hyeo-Ryun Kang* , Yun-Jeong Kim and Hyun-Jung Kang
In this study, in order to identify the effect of human capital and social capital on cultural capital of Korean elderly. For the collection of data, in November 2013, a survey was conducted targeting 353 elderly people residing in the local community. First, looking at the cultural capital level of elderly, it was 2.12 points in the past, but it is 2.63 now, so the level in the present and the past were less than the central value’s 3 points, but the current cultural capital improved compared to the past. Second, the more of number of certificate as the human capital is, the more official network as the social capital is, the larger the cultural capital of the past is. In addition, the higher the personal reliability as the social capital is, the more the public network is, the larger the current cultural capital is. Especially, the public network was the variable which made most influential power on the cultural capital of the past and the current cultural capital. Thus, this study contributed to re-light the life of the elderly as productive in active aspect by examining the effects of the human capital and social capital on the accumulated and internalized cultural capital through whole life and examining the resource of the elderly.
Keywords: Cultural capital, Elderly, Human Capital, Official Network, Social Capital
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