South Korea/ 8.2 Cultural consumption and participation  

8.2.2 Policies and programmes

There are two government initiatives to stimulate cultural consumption among most disadvantaged group in society. One is issuing ‘Culture Card (cultural voucher card)’ to the lowest and second lowest income group. Eligible households are disbursed a fixed amount per person (50,000Won/year 2011) in a checking account card. Some types of cultural voucher project support travel costs and personal assistance to the handicapped, the elderly, and residents from geographically remote areas.

Chapter published: 29-11-2013