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  • 29-October-2019

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    Investing in Youth: Korea

    The series Investing in Youth builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. It covers both OECD countries and key emerging economies. The report on Korea presents new results from a comprehensive analysis of the situation of young people in Korea, exploiting various sources of survey-based and administrative data. It provides a detailed assessment of education, employment and social policies in Korea from an international perspective, and offers tailored recommendations to help improve the school-to-work transition. Earlier reviews in the same series have looked at youth policies in Brazil (2014), Latvia and Tunisia (2015), Australia, Lithuania and Sweden (2016), Japan (2017), Norway (2018), and Finland and Peru (2019).
  • 28-October-2019

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    Rejuvenating Korea: Policies for a Changing Society

    Korean families are changing fast. While birth rates remain low, Koreans are marrying and starting a family later than ever before, if at all. Couple-with-children households, the dominant household type in Korea until recently, will soon make up fewer than one quarter of all households. These changes will have a profound effect on Korea’s future. Among other things, the Korean labour force is set to decline by about 2.5 million workers by 2040, with potential major implications for economic performance and the sustainability of public finances. Since the early 2000s, public policy has changed to help parents reconcile work and family commitments: Korea has developed a comprehensive formal day-care and kindergarten system with enrolment rates that are now on par with the Nordic countries. Korea also has one year of paid parental leave for both parents, but only about 25% of mothers and 5% of fathers use it, as workplace cultures are often not conducive to parents, especially fathers, taking leave. Cultural change will take time, but this review suggests there also is a need for additional labour market, education and social policy reform to help Koreans achieve both work and family aspirations, and contribute to the rejuvenation of Korean society.
  • 27-March-2019

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    Society at a Glance 2019 - How does Korea compare?

    This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.

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  • 28-January-2019

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    Korea should adapt its migration programmes to ensure continued success in the face of expected challenges

    Korea should adjust the categories and rules of its different labour migration programmes to better match labour migration to short-term and structural labour needs, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 20-décembre-2018

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    La Corée doit renforcer ses efforts de détection et durcir le niveau des sanctions afin d’améliorer son action répressive en matière de corruption transnationale

    La Corée doit intensifier son action répressive en matière de corruption transnationale et renforcer les capacités de ses autorités répressives à détecter et à enquêter activement sur cette infraction, selon un nouveau rapport du Groupe de travail de l’OCDE sur la corruption.

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  • 4-December-2018

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    Good jobs for all in a changing world of work: The new OECD Jobs Strategy – Key findings for Korea

    The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges.

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  • 23-November-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Incheon, Korea, on 26-27 November 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Incheon, Korea, on 26-27 November 2018 to attend the 6th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, where he will deliver a Keynote Address at the Inaugural session.

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  • 22-November-2018

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    Managing the Water-Energy-Land-Food Nexus in Korea - Policies and Governance Options

    This report assesses the key bottlenecks within the water-energy-land-food nexus in Korea, and proposes policy recommendations and governance arrangements to future-proof environmental integrity and enhance sustainable growth. The increasing pressure caused by urbanisation, industrialisation, population growth and climate change in Korea has led to more land consumption and augmented water supply, at the expense of the environment and at a high cost for public finance. Korea has engaged with the OECD via a national policy dialogue to explore best practices from the wider international community to better manage the nexus at the river basin scale.
  • 13-August-2018

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    Korea - Medium-term prospects for major agricultural commodities 2018-2027

    These graphs offer a brief summary of the commodity trade situation in the country.

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  • 20-juin-2018

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    En Corée, des réformes plus poussées permettront d’instaurer une croissance plus inclusive et durable

    Les perspectives à court terme de l’économie coréenne sont favorables, le redémarrage des échanges mondiaux et la politique budgétaire étant propices à la croissance, mais la productivité reste relativement modeste et le pays est confronté au vieillissement de la population le plus rapide de toute la zone OCDE, selon un nouveau rapport publié par l'Organisation.

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