2016 Volume 11 Pages 70-85
The purpose of this study was to examine social services for the family, with the specific focus on the service provision system. To do so, we first comparatively analyzed the provision system of family social services with that of general social services. Since service provision structures or types may vary according to the provision environment, the comparative analyses were also conducted based on the regional characteristics, such as big city, small/mid-sized city, and rural areas. The results suggest that family social services differ from general social services in terms of provision subsystems and their relationships. In addition, the regional differences were found in the characteristics of service provision system as a whole. These results may serve as useful basic information for the future development of family social service policies or programs more suitable to the specific regional characteristics.