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Addressing Labour Market Duality in Korea


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  • David Grubb
  • Jae-Kap Lee
  • Peter Tergeist


The Korean labor market has created many jobs over the past several decades, accompanying rapid economic growth. More recently, this favorable job performance has gone hand-in-hand with a rapid increase of temporary employment and other flexible or atypical work arrangements (usually called "non-regular" work in Korea. This trend has raised much concern in Korean society about the risk of persistent labor market duality and the various downsides associated with such a development... Dans la foulée d'une croissance économique rapide, le marché du travail coréen a, depuis quelques décennies, crée de nombreux emplois. Mais récemment, cette évolution positive de l'emploi s'est accompagnée d'un développement rapide des emplois temporaires et autres types d'emplois flexibles ou atypiques (généralement dénommés en Corée emplois "non réguliers"). Cela a suscité dans la société coréenne beaucoup d’inquiétude quant à la persistance d’un marché du travail à deux vitesses et aux divers inconvénients que cela comporte…

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers with number 61.

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Date of creation: 05 Oct 2007
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Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaab:61-en

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