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The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.
Pensions at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2011, offers a range of indicators to enable comparisons between the economies of the Asia/Pacific region.
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This report was prepared to help Korea identify and address main social policy challenges. It suggests specific policy options and a strategy to “go social”, based on the practices and reforms that have worked well in other countries.
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These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.
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The old-age dependency ratio in Korea will increase by over 400% in the next 45 years. This is the highest increase among the OECD countries and will leave Korea second only to Japan in 2050. More than 45% of Korea’s pensioners live in poverty (on international measures).
This summary study looks at existing Korean family, health and pension policies from an international perspective and considers them in view of the emerging policy challenges in Korea. It was presented at a policy forum on Low fertility and Ageing Society, in September 2006 in Seoul.