Comparing the Sensitivities of Community Wellbeing: Conducting Policy Simulation

Young-Chool Choi,Ji-Hyun Jang

This paper explores the effects of variables affecting levels of community wellbeing by conducting system dynamics-based policy simulation, with the aim of providing policymakers with substantial and significant information on policy priorities regarding community wellbeing. In addition, the study attempts to discover whether policy simulation as a policy analysis tool can be expanded to other policy areas so as to predict the policy outcomes and impacts which a policy can bring about. The analysis result shows that, of the two variables, the employment variable is more likely to affect levels of community wellbeing than the environment variable, although the environment and related issues have been regarded as critical at both central and local level. Also, it is found that the policy simulation tool can be expanded to other policy areas for predicting policy outcomes in advance, and can be applied in order to analyze longer-term policy impacts.

Volume 12 | Issue 2

Pages: 2348-2355

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201282