Human Security of Pensionable Officials and Elderly Association Members: The Case of Thailand
Purpose: This research has three objectives to fulfill, and to make a comparison between the Human Security of Khon Kaen Pensionable Officials and the Elderly Association Members of Thailand with the Human Security at national level. Design/Methodology/Approach: The samplings are the members of Khon Kaen Pensionable Officials and Elderly Association by a mixed technique, quantitative with questionnaire method and qualitative method by an in-depth interview. Findings: The findings of Human Security level adjusted from Human Security standard of Social Development and Human Security Bureau, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security commences with higher average score than the national level covering the shelter ownership, education, work and income, society and culture, rights and justice. The lower average of human security than the national level was found in five aspects as well. There are health, family, personal security, social support and political participation. Practical Implications: In Thailand, particularly in the Northeast, the number of elderly is increasing and it is the largest group of the country. It is thus necessary to prepare the appropriate public services to ensure their quality of life. The research findings are of beneficial to the Social Development and Human Security Ministry to utilize them into practice for sustainable both in physical and mental human security of the elderly. This means the value of efficient elderly will be aware in specific ways by the responsible authorities. Originality/Value: The significant condition to enhance the wellbeing of mankind is human security both in life and in properties. In the early age, the need for security might not be as high as for elderly persons which are increasing proportionally.