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The Korean case study : past experience and new trends in training policies

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  • Ra, Young-Sun
  • Shim, Kyung Woo
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    Korea's skills development strategy has been highlighted as one of the key driving forces of the country's economic development. This paper examines the main features and evolution of this strategy from the 1960s to the present. In particular, it discusses how the skills development policies have contributed to economic development and poverty reduction. The findings in the paper highlight a set of important lessons for the design and implementation of skills development policies, which could be useful for other developing countries.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 53696.

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    Date of creation: 01 Dec 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:53696

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    Keywords: Education For All; Primary Education; Access&Equity in Basic Education; Population Policies; Labor Markets;

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