Homelessness major causes South Korea 2016

This statistic describes the major causes of homelessness in South Korea as of December 2016. During the surveyed time period, 54.2 percent of the interviewed homeless people answered that personal maladjustment or accident was a decisive factor that caused the homelessness.

Major causes of homelessness in South Korea as of December 2016

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Release date

September 2017


South Korea

Survey time period

November 17, 2016 to December 20, 2016

Number of respondents

2,032 homeless people

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Examples of the major causes listed in this statistic:

1. Personal maladjustment or accident
Divorce, family dissolution, death of a spouse, domestic violence, disease or mental illness, alcoholism and game or gambling addiction, etc.

2. Financial difficulty
Unemployment, business failure, bad credit standing or bankruptcy and housing deprivation, etc.

3.Lack of social support
Suspended receipt of basic income, discharge from social welfare facilities, release from a prison, lack of support from family/friends/acquaintances and lack of information on social welfare service, etc.

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