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Regional population structure and changes in South Korea, 1992-2010


  • Hyoungjong Kim

    () (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

  • Yitaek Park

    () (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

  • Hunchang Lee

    () (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)


This paper deals with the changes of aged dependency and aged-child ratios across the administrative districts of South Korea between 1992 and 2010. South Korea faces the most rapidly aging population at present. However, the generational imbalance is highly differentbetween the districts. The main results show the dynamics of distribution and the trends of inequality indices for aged dependency and aged-child ratios in South Korea.

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  • Hyoungjong Kim & Yitaek Park & Hunchang Lee, 2012. "Regional population structure and changes in South Korea, 1992-2010," Discussion Paper Series 1209, Institute of Economic Research, Korea University.
  • Handle: RePEc:iek:wpaper:1209

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    Aging; Distribution dynamics; Nonparametric estimation; Shift-share analysis;

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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts

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