Social and welfare issues


  • 30-October-2014

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    OECD/Korea Policy Centre – Health and Social Policy Programmes

    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.

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  • 2-July-2013

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    Labour market policies to promote growth and social cohesion in Korea

    Labour market reform to improve growth prospects and reduce inequality is a top priority in the face of rapid population ageing and a dualistic labour market. Sustaining output growth requires policies to mitigate the impact of rapid population ageing by increasing labour inputs from under-employed segments of the population.

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  • 5-February-2013

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    Korea must strengthen social cohesion to boost growth and equity, says OECD

    Korea should build on its strong economy and well-educated workforce to meet the challenges of a fast-ageing population and to tackle rising income inequality, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-February-2013

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    OECD-Korean Development Institute Joint Conference on Korea’s Social Policy Challenges

    Korea is well known for its successful transition from hardship to prosperity and technological prowess. This amazing transformation and strong economic performance have allowed the country to make important progress also in the social sphere. However, like most of the members of the OECD, Korea still faces significant challenges to building an equitable and inclusive society.

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  • 17-December-2012

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    Closing the Gender Gap - country note: Korea

    Gains in female education attainment have contributed to a worldwide increase in women’s participation in the labour force, but considerable gaps remain in working hours, conditions of employment and earnings.  More specific data for Korea are available in this country note.

  • 15-December-2011

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    Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2011

    Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2011 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia/Pacific countries and economies.

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  • 21-June-2011

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    Korea : A framework for growth and social cohesion

    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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  • 21-June-2011

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    Going social: A framework for growth and social cohesion in Korea

    Sustaining economic growth is certainly important to promote social cohesion but growth alone cannot solve all problems. Instead, well-targeted social policies are essential to promote social cohesion and reverse the upward trend in income inequality. This is the “go social” challenge facing Korea, said OECD Secretary-General in Seoul.

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  • 21-June-2011

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  • 27-October-2009

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    Gurría calls for ‘new generation’ of statistics to reinforce public confidence in government

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

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