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Total health spending in Korea exceeded seven per cent (7.1%) for the first time in 2010, up from 4.5% in 2000. The share of GDP allocated to health in Korea nonetheless remains well below the OECD average of 9.5%.
While Korea remains one of the fastest-growing OECD economies, its potential growth rate per capita is projected to decelerate from around 4% during the current decade to around 2¼ per cent during the 2030s.
Korea faces the challenge of reversing rising inequality while sustaining robust economic growth.
Korea, which has had the highest growth rate of greenhouse gas emissions in the OECD area since 1990, adopted an ambitious Green Growth Strategy in 2009.
This comprehensive review of urban policy assesses Korea’s approach to sustainable urban development as expressed in its recent urban policy reform and national green growth agenda.
한국은 대부분의 OECD 국가들에 비해 보다 빠르고 역동적으로 2008년 세계 경제 위기로부터 회복했으며, 실업률과 국가 채무도 낮은 수준이다. 세계 경제 둔화를 반영하여, 2011년 후반부터 성장이 둔화되었지만, 2012년에도 약 3.5% 성장할 것으로 예상된다. 한국은 지난 10년간 실질 GDP가 연간 4%를 초과하여 성장하는 등, OECD 국가 중에서 가장 빠르게 성장하는 국가 중 하나였다. 빠른 성장으로 미국과 한국의 1인당 소득 격차는 1991년 62%에서 2010년에는 36%로 줄어들었다.
While Korea remains one of the fastest-growing OECD economies, it faces the most rapid population ageing in the OECD area as well as rising inequality. Wide-ranging reforms, particularly in the labour market and the education system, are needed to sustain growth and promote social cohesion.
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This publication is intended to be a quick reference guide for anyone with a role to play in encouraging quality through Korea's early childhood education and care (ECEC) curriculum.
On the occasion of his visit to Seoul, Angel Gurría will present the OECD economic survey of Korea and will meet with government and business representatives.
Korea has been at the forefront of green growth initiatives. The National Strategy for Green Growth (2009-2050) and the Five-Year Plan (2009-2013) of Korea provide a comprehensive policy framework for green growth in both the short and long term.