Full title: The relation of children’s rights and development in South Korea: Role and latent profile analysis of the children’s rights index
Lee, Bong Joo | Seoul National University
Jang, Hee Sun | Good neighbors
Objectives: This article reports on the children’s rights index for the experience of rights
and then explores the relation between the index and child development.
Methods: The Goodneighbor’s 2nd Data on Korean Children’s Life was used and analyzed
for this study. The relationship between rights experience level and child development was
explored using regression and Latent Profile Analysis.
Results: Among the four major rights indices, the rights to survival and development index
had a relatively large impact on the positive child development of cognitive, physical and
subjective well-being, while the rights to protection index had a relatively large impact on
the negative development of psychological society. The powerful association between the
low level of the rights to protection index and the negative child development was supported more empirically by the latent profile analysis.
Conclusions: The analysis showed that the higher the composite index as the average value
of the four major rights indices, the higher the positive development of and the lower the
negative development of children. Practical policy and practical measures on the development of children and the development of the four major rights, including protection rights, need to be explored.
Keywords: Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Child Development, Children’s
Rights Index, Latent Profile Analysis (LPA)
Journal of Korean Council for Children & Rights. Vol.23, No.2, 2019. pp.339-361