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Strategies for Reforming Korea’s Labor Market to Foster Growth

Author/Editor: Mai Dao | Davide Furceri | Tae-Jeong Kim | Meeyeon Kim | Jisoo Hwang
Authorized for Distribution: July 25, 2014
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Summary: While the Korean unemployment rates are currently among the lowest in OECD countries, the labor market duality and the underemployment in some segments of the population are important labor market challenges, and factors contributing to lower potential growth. The paper shows the benefits of comprehensive policy reforms aimed at increasing labor force participation and youth employment and reducing duality are likely to be considerable in the medium term.
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Series: Working Paper No. 14/137
Subject(s): Labor market reforms | Korea, Republic of | Labor markets | Women | Underemployment | Labor force participation
    Published:   July 25, 2014        
    ISBN/ISSN:   9781498337151/1018-5941   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2014137   Pages:   20
    Price:   US$18.00
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